Tea Route and Bois Chéri
Discover traditional Mauritius by following the Tea Route that starts at the Domaine Les Aubineaux in Curepipe. From here, you can enjoy visiting the Bois Chéri tea factory and museum – situated 12 kilometres north of Rivière des Anguilles – as well as the anthurium greenhouse and the vanilla plantations.
Trou aux Cerfs, Curepipe
This is an extinct volcano in the middle of the central plateau, overlooking the town of Curepipe. The steep, 85 metre-deep crater culminates in a natural lake. The panoramic viewpoint is exceptional from here, providing not only a vista over the main towns, but also extending outwards to include the Moka range of mountains and the north-west coastline.
Ganga Talao, High Plateau
Those who venture further upland than the man-made reservoirs of La Marie and Mare aux Vacoas will encounter Ganga Talao (or Grand Bassin) – a natural lake that nestles within the crater of an extinct volcano in the high plateau.
The lake is an important pilgrimage site and many Mauritian Hindus converge on it to pray for Lord Shiva during the Maha Shivratree festival.
An old Creole residence with 109 doors, built in 1830, Euréka is an essential place to visit during your stay in Mauritius if you want to know more about the Mauritian way of life in the colonial era.
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