Mauritius has been the dream destination for travelers ever since it was discovered by the Portuguese traveler Pedro Mascarenhas in the 16th century. The island is a melting pot of various cultures such as the Dutch, French, and the British which made it their colonies.
Mauritius also has a rich cultural influence of the Hindus, Muslims, Chinese, and Creoles. Mauritius is a country of volcanic origin. It became independent in the year 1968. Since then, the government has made full use of the picturesque beauty of the country and promoted the tourism industry wholeheartedly. Mauritius is beautiful due to its rich landscapes. The coral reefs enhance its beauty by forming lagoons which are not only worth seeing but also add beauty to the country. The climate of Mauritius is moderate as it ranges between 34 degrees centigrade in summer to 22 degrees centigrade in winter. Traveling to Mauritius is not a problem as people can speak good French, English, and Creole languages.
Mauritius being one of the most rated travel destinations of the world has excellent service regarding air travel. People from all over the world can travel conveniently to Mauritius as all major European, Asian, and Middle East airlines have their flights for Mauritius. Air Mauritius has more than 30 weekly flights shuttling between all the major cities of Europe and Mauritius. The other major airlines which operate are the Air France, British Airways, and Emirates Airways. Traveling within Mauritius is also very convenient as the cab, bus, and boat services are excellent.
While in Mauritius some of the places worth seeing are the Grand Bay, Pereybere, Balaclava Ruins, The Triolet Shivala, and The Labourdonnais Orchards. You can take a ride on a mountain bike to the Labourdonnais Orchards which have some of the best tropical fruits and flowers. The trip to the orchards is an enriching experience. Triolet is the longest village in Mauritius. It is famous for the biggest temple of the Hindus called the Maheshwarnath which was built in the year 1819. The temple houses some of the very important deities of the Hindus like lord Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Brahma, and Muruga. If you are fond of modern and youthful lifestyle then you must surely visit Pereybere which is a very popular public beach. The beach has good pubs and restaurants serving international cuisines. The people who love shopping should go to Grand Bay. During the day they can shop to their hearts’ content. The recently renovated La Cuvette beach is also worth visiting. At night you may relax at fun-filled bars and restaurants. For the younger tourists the place also has a provision of discos.
Tourist’s accommodations are easily available in Mauritius. There are some modestly priced places of accommodation to the most expensive ones. You may opt for the one which suits your pockets and requirements the best. There are various kinds of accommodations available like the hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation, lodges and resorts. People can also rent bungalows and villas if they want a homely atmosphere.
Mauritius is an enchanting tourist destination and you should definitely visit it.