Sparkling like a gem in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island nation, having a land area of 2,040 kilometers and is officially known as the Republic of Mauritius. Think Mauritius and your mind instantly conjures up images of powder white beaches and tropical palm trees. However, the country isn't just about beaches. If you can tear yourself away from the exotic sands for just sometime; Mauritius has a ton of activities, historical sights, and lush forests to offer to its visitors.
Leading the tourist attractions, Port Louis- the bustling capital of Mauritius, boasts of French colonial architecture and offers exciting shopping and entertainment venues. Grand Baie is also the amongst the main tourist attractions. Not to miss the Black River Gorges National Park, which is spread across an area of 16,244 hectares and is the best place to watch rare bird species and fauna. Another interesting spot is Chamarel- a village located in the district of Black River where people can see a dune with seven different colors. The dunes are also acknowledged as the 'Seven Colored Earth'. It's this uniqueness of the spot that makes it rather popular among tourists.
Home to some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world, one of the most sought after in the country is The Residence Mauritius- an elegant resort with colonial-style architecture and a rich cultural landscape that will surprise you with its charm.
The cuisine of Mauritius is a blend of European, Chinese, and Indian food. Dishes from French cuisine have grown very popular in recent times. Another gastronomical delight is the street food in the area. You can find everything from fresh coconut water, chopped fruit covered in chili and tamarind marmalade, pickles wrapped in buttery bread, and Chinese fried noodles. As you walk around the labyrinth streets of the country, a nagging smell of the food coming from all corners will trigger your taste buds and inspire you to explore the best food options available.
A one shop stop for any vacation, Mauritius will entice the historian in you, excite the nature lover in you, and enthrall you with its streak of adventure!
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