Attractions from Mauritius

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Attractions from Mauritius

The Lake Grand Bassin (Black River Gorges National Park)
Grand Bassin is one of the islands two natural lakes. The lake is in the crater of extinct volcano. A large number of Hindi pilgrims go on a pilgrimage to the lake, especially around Maha Shivaratree
The Mountain Black River Peak (Black River Gorges National Park)
Black River Peak is 828 metres high and the highest point at Mauritius. There are good trekking paths to the top of the mountain.
The View Point Riviére Noire (Black River Gorges National Park)
From here you have a fabulous view of the Black River Peak and some of the park's beautiful waterfalls. The viewpoint lies some kilometres east of Grand Bassin.
Casela Bird Sanctuary (Mauritius)
This 8 ha beautiful garden with fishponds has more than 90 voiles and 140 Mauritian bird species. Among other things you can see the rare pink dove and the white peacock. In connection to the park lies a small zoo with tigers, panthers and lemurs
Coral Workshops (Mauritius)
There are several workshops on the island that manufacture the beautiful corals you can find everywhere on the island. In the workshops you can among other things buy small baskets.
La Vanille Crocodile and Nature Sanctuary (Mauritius)
The crocodiles on the farm are imported from Madagaskar but originally descend from the muddy waters of the Nile. The crocodiles are separated in different enclosures dependent on how evolved they are. If you take a walk in the jungle-like area you will also discover many other animals. Among the animals that live in the area you can see monkeys, wild boars and giant turtles more than 150 years old.
Museum of Indian Immigration (Mauritius)
This museum is a part of The Gandhi Institute and has more than 2000 archives dated from the period 1842-1910. At the museum you can also find a smaller collection of objects of art. Among these objects are jewels from the early Indian immigrants, traditional music instruments and books. The museum is placed near the university city Moka.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolams Botanical Gardens (Mauritius)
The governor Mahé de La Bourdonnais founded the botanical gardens in 1735. The real purpose of the gardens was to function as a kitchen garden for the governor's castle nearby. There are many fascinating flowers in the gardens, but the biggest attraction is probably the white Victorian lilly, which comes out as white one day and closes as a red flower the next day.
The Adeleide Fortress (Mauritius)
The Adeleide Fortress is the only fortress out of Port Louis' four, which is not in ruins. The architectural style of Adeleide Fortress has so much resemblance to a Mauritian fortress that the locals call it "The Citadel". The fortress has a spectacular view.
The Beach Area Trous aux Biches (Mauritius)
Trou aux Biches is a large beach area in the North-western corner of the island. In the city Mon Choisy you will find some of the best public beaches on the island.

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