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11 August, 2011

Top 5 Tourist Attractions of Mauritius

Mauritius is definitely one of the popular travel destinations among travelers. Mauritius is a small island situated off the southeast coast of Africa. Mauritius is divided into five zones, namely, Northern Touristic Zone, East, South East, West, and the Interior. Mauritius is famous for its sandy white beaches, coral reefs, stunning scenery and warm climate. I present you with some of the best and must see tourist attractions in Mauritius Island.

1. Le Chateau de Labourdonnais:

Le Chateau de Labourdonnais, Mauritius
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Le Chateau de Labourdonnais is one of the top tourist attractions of Mauritius. It is a combination of museum, garden, distillery and a restaurant. This was owned by Christian Wiehe and was constructed in the year 1856 with an inspiration from the Italian neo-classical architecture.

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2. Grand Baie

Grand Baie or Grand Bay, Mauritius
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Grand Baie is the seaside tourist village of Mauritius. Can there be a better way of recognizing Grand Baie rather saying it to be the heart of Mauritius nightlife? If you are a party freak, Grand Baie is the best and main tourist attraction in Mauritius. It is just not for night birds, but also best for those who love shopping and spend some time in leisure. It is a great tourist attraction as it offers wonderful facilities for swimming, sailing, water skiing, boat excursions to the northern islands of Mauritius, and helicopter excursions. Grand Baie or Grand Bay has the best bar and nightclub of Mauritius.

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3. Le Morne Brabant

Le Monre Brabant, Mauritius
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Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula in Mauritius and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. What is so special or interesting about this tourist attraction of Mauritius is the single standing basaltic rock of 1821 feet above sea level. This place is surrounded by lagoons and is home for certain rarest plant species of the world like Mandrinette and Trochetia boutoniana. 

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4. Chamarel Village

Seven Colored Earth, Chamarel Village, Mauritius
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Are you wondering what is there to look in a village and how can this be a tourist attraction? The significance of Chamarel village is the Chamarel Falls and the Seven Colored Earth. Chamarel Falls is definitely spectacular and you can spend hours looking at the gushing waters. Seven Colored Earth; doesn’t that kindle your interest to see this village? Seven Colored Earth is a natural phenomenon and is formed by decomposed basalt gullies. The hydrolysis process is responsible for the formation of Seven Colored Earth and the colors are mainly due to elements present in the soil like iron and aluminium. You can even buy a small test tube filled with colored earth when you visit Chamarel village.

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5. Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius
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Black River Gorges is a national park in Mauritius spread across an area of 16,244 hectares. This was declared open in 1994 and is maintained by National Parks and Conservation Service. This is the best place in Mauritius to watch rare bird species and fauna. The landscapes too are a treat to the eyes. You can get to see Chinese guava, privet, animals like rusa deer, Mauritian flying fox, birds like pink pigeon, Mauritius kestrel and parakeets, etc.

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Take a break from your monotonous work schedule and relax yourselves in Mauritius. These are the must watch tourist attractions of Mauritius.


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