ILE AUX CERFS
Ile aux Cerfs Island , known in English as the deer island is an island near the east coast of Mauritius in the Flacq district. Ile Aux Cerfs is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and big selection of activities and facilities. In Ile Aux Cerfs you are sure to have a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches, and to enjoy a swim and snorkeling in the lagoon. Ile Aux Cerfs is a highly recommended location for snorkeling. The coral reef is beautiful and full of marine life. The island also has a 18 holes golf course, so if you want to experience Mauritian golfing while seeing the breathtaking views of the lagoons and the clear Indian ocean water all around, this is definitely one of the best places to go to.
Catamaran trip in Mauritius is considered to be one of the best attractions in Mauritius. It is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable activities for visitors to Mauritius and a great experience to remember and cherish. You will get to discover the beauty of Mauritius Paradise Island, one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world with superb coral reefs, crystal clear water, beautiful lagoons, stunning unspoiled beaches and amazing underwater world. It is also the best way to discover the beauty of Mauritius' surrounding islands.
Port Louis is the capital of the island country Mauritius. Situated between the Indian Ocean and the mountain peaks of Le Pouce and Pieter Both Port Louis is a mixture of modernity and tradition. Mauritius has many well-known areas like Chinatown, Camp Yoloff, Plaine-Verte and ValleePitot. The city's French influence can be witnessed in the names of its buildings and places of interest like the Places de Armesand Champ de Mars. The Caudan Waterfront is a good place for tourists to experience fashion, local handicrafts and live entertainment. Sheltered by coral reefs forming natural and crystal clear lagoons Port Louis is a dream destination.
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TROU AUX CERFS
'Trou aux Cerfs' read 'the Deer Pond' is a dormant volcano about 300 metres of diameter, 80 metres deep and 605 metres high, with a well define cone and crater. Mauritius being an island of volcanic origin, which explains the mountain ranges, cliffs, volcanoes and waterfalls of amazing beauty. The volcano is also called the ‘Murr’s Volcano’ and it is in the middle of a city… or it was the city of Curepipe, in the Plain Wilhelm’s district, which has been built around it. This volcano reminds us that the island was born out of the sea, with super volcanoes some millions of years ago. According to experts, the volcano is dormant but could return into its active state in some thousands of years. The Trou aux Cerfs crater is filled with water which has turned in a little lake. Luxuriant vegetation including giant pine trees is covering all the slopes inside the crater.
A natural lake resting on an extinct volcano, Grand Bassin is considered by many devotees to be an extension of the sacred Ganges River in India. This natural lake resting on a volcanic crater is a place of worship for the Hindus in Mauritius. Also known as the Ganga Talao, the lake becomes alive especially during the months of February and March, when the Hindus celebrate the Maha Shivaratree, in great pomp. The calm water beautifully reflects the colourful temples and offerings (flowers, bananas, incense) to the miniature representations of Shiva and Ganesh surrounding the lake.
No one can categorically state why these undulating, dune-like knolls vary so wildly in colour. Some say the seven shades of earth were formed from volcanic ash deposits that cooled at different temperatures. Others believe that the colours of the mounds can be attributed to the differing quantity of metal oxide they each contain. However people choose to interpret them, the Coloured Earths at Chamarel – just west of the Black River Gorges – are worth investigating. Note that they are especially breathtaking first thing in the morning, when the sun is at its brightest and the colours at their deepest.