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Welcome to Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius - Where The Heaven Meets

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

 

 

 

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

ILE AUX CERFS TOUR -  It is also known as the deer island on the east coast of Mauritius. Known for its sandy beaches, blue lagoon and a lot of other activities and facilities.

NORTH ISLAND TOUR -  The capital city- Port Louis, Mauritius national botanical garden, Sugar estate and Museum, Caudan Shopping complex and La Citadelle.

SOUTH ISLAND TOUR -  South Island tour is Known for its beautiful virgin beaches, untouched nature, small villages and many nature reserves. Visit the Casela Nature Park, viewpoint of Morne Brabant and I’ile Aux Benitiers, Chamarel Village, Black River Gorge, Mangal Mahadev (Shiv Statue), Grand Bassin, Mare Aux Vacoas and Trou Aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater).

VISIT THE TEA PLANTATIONS -  Imagine being the only people on a winding road – a road surrounded by tea plantations and enveloped with fog. As you drive on the mist-laden road, you see tea-pickers at work, rhythmically plucking leaves from bushes. The mise-en-scene at Bois Cheri Tea Plantations is indeed magical.If you’re a tea enthusiast you could take a guided tour through the tea plantation.

TRY THE MAURITIAN STREET FOOD -  The street food of Mauritius which is blend of Creole, African, Indian, Chinese influences. Also if you’re a sea food lover, you should definitely try Chez Tino, a popular restaurant at Trou d’eau Douce.

 

Climate

Mauritius enjoys a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. The country has two seasons: a warm humid summer extending from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September. The month of October and May are commonly known as the transition months.

Communications

Telecommunications had an early beginning in Mauritius, with the first telephone line installed in 1883, seven years after the invention of the telephone. Over the years, the network and telephony improved. By the late 20th century, the rapid development and convergence of information and telecommunications technologies gave rise to an ICT industry on the island along with many incentives provided by the government. The government thus aims to make the ICT sector the 5th pillar of the Mauritian economy and Mauritius a Cyber Island. Historically, the country is known for tourism, rather than its call centers and business process outsourcing.

Duty Free

Duty-Free Allowances (For Travellers arriving in Mauritius and Rodrigues on International Flights). Personal-use goods (i.e. not for re-sale) up to a value of: Rs. 15, 000 (Mauritian passport holder aged 12 or above) Rs. 7, 500 (Mauritian passport holder under 12 years of age)

Getting Around

Public transport is provided by a number of bus companies that operate throughout the island. Express bus services run from Port Louis to the north, south and to the main towns. ... Mauritian Bus Transport. You can avail buses, taxis, “pilot” or moto cycle taxis to navigate through the city.

Language

The Mauritian Constitution makes no mention of an official language and its one million citizens speak English,  French, Mauritian Creole,  French-based Creole, and ethnic languages such as Hindi,  Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi,  Urdu,  Tamil or Mandarin.

Money

Mauritian rupee

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