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The climate of Mauritius is tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; there is a warm, dry winter from May to November and a hot, wet, and humid summer from November to May. Anti-cyclones affect the country during May to September. Cyclones affect the country during November–April. Hollanda (1994) and Dina (2002) were the worst two last cyclones to have affected the island.

• Mauritius at a Glance

» Geography of Mauritius

Geography of Mauritius

Mauritius is relatively young geologically, having been created by volcanic activity some 8 million years ago.[9] Together with Réunion and Rodrigues, Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands. These islands have emerged from the abysses as a result of gigantic underwater volcanic eruptions that happened thousands of kilometres to the east of the continental block made up by Africa and Madagascar …

» Tourism in Mauritius

Tourism in Mauritius

The main tourist attractions of Mauritius are its environment, with white beaches, sea, and warm climate; the friendliness of the Mauritians; and its political and social stability. Mauritius is surrounded by 33 km of coastline. It has excellent beaches, climate, and marine life. There are submarine dives for tourists and an undersea walk …

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» Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Parkis a national park in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. It covers an area of 67.54 km2 including humid upland forest, drier lowland forest and marshy heathland. Facilities for visitors include two information centres, picnic areas and 60 kilometres of trails. There are four field stations in the park which are used for research …

» Blue Penny Museum

Blue Penny Museum, Mauritius

The Blue Penny Museum is a stamp museum at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps. The stamps were bought in 1993 for 2 million dollars by a consortium of Mauritian enterprises headed by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and brought back to Mauritius after almost 150 years …

» Champ de Mars Racecourse

Champ de Mars Racecourse, Mauritius

The Champ de Mars Racecourse is a race track in Port Louis, Mauritius, for thoroughbred horse races located close to the center of the city, at the Mauritius Turf Club (M.T.C). The Mauritius Turf Club was founded in 1812, making it the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the oldest in the world …

» The Dodo

The Dodo, Mauritius

The Dodo was a flightless bird endemic to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. It stood about a metre (3.3 feet) tall, weighing about 20 kilograms (44 lb). The species lost the ability to fly because on Mauritius food was abundant and mammalian predators were absent. It was related to pigeons and doves, and its closest relative was the Rodrigues Solitaire, which is also extinct …

» Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius

Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius

Flic-en-Flac is found in the district of Black River on the western coast of the island of Mauritius. The area has the nicest beaches of the island protected by the surrounding coral reefs. The region is protected from the South east trade winds by a chain of mountains …

» Ganga Talao Lake

Ganga Talao Lake, Mauritius

Ganga Talao or Grand Bassin is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet above sea level. It is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman, Lakshmi, and others along the Grand Bassin …

» Immigration Depot (Aapravasi Ghat)

Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius

The Immigration Depot (Hindi: Aapravasi Ghat) is a building complex located in Port Louis, on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, which was the first British colony to receive indentured, or contracted, labor workforce from India. From 1849 to 1923, half a million Indian indentured labourers passed through the Immigration Depot …

» Le Caudan Waterfront

Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius

Le Caudan Waterfrontis definitely the most elegant and popular destination for Mauritians and tourists. It is one of the most popular leisure and shopping places in the Mauritian capital due to the many ways through which people can spend their time. This includes many shops, banking facilities, casinos, restaurants, a marina and a five star hotel with parking facilities …

» Le-Morne Brabant

Le-Morne Brabant, Mauritius

Le-Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of Mauritius and the most windward side of the island. It is surrounded by a lagoon and is a famous tourist attraction. It is also one of the last three refuges of one of the rarest plants in the world, the Mandrinette …

» Port Louis

Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis was already in use as a harbor in 1638. In 1735, under French government, it became the administrative center of Mauritius and a major reprovisioning halt for French ships travelling around the Cape of Good Hope. The Port is named in honour of King Louis XV. The first Governor was Count Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais …

» Sagar Shiv Mandir Mauritius

Sagar Shiv Mandir Mauritius

Sagar Shiv Mandir is a Hindu temple sitting on the island of Goyave de Chine, Mauritius territory. Sagar Shiv Mandir is on the eastern part of Mauritius. It is a place of worship for many Hindus around the world and also famous among the tourists visiting Mauritius …

» Sir Gaetan Duval Airport

Sir Gaetan Duval Airport

The Sir Gaetan Duval Airport is an airport located near Plaine Corail on Rodrigues, an island dependency of Mauritius. It is named after Sir Charles Gaetan Duval (1930-1996), a former deputy Mauritian prime minister, who oversaw much of the development of Rodrigues. Prior to being renamed in 2007, it was known as Plaine Corail Airport …

» Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Garden

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is most famous for its giant water lilies but the garden features spices, ebonies, sugar canes as well as 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and the islands around the Indian Ocean. Many trees have been planted by world leaders and royalty …

» Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is an international airport serving the island country of Mauritius. The airport is located at Plaine Magnien, near Plaisance and 26 nautical miles southeast of Port Louis, the capital. It is named after Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900–1985), who was the first Prime Minister of Mauritius. …

» Souillac, Gris-Gris & Rochester Falls

Souillac, Mauritius

Gris-Gris is well known for its sea cliff. This part of the island is not surrounded by coral reefs. Thick waves crash directly on the cliffs. The most spectacular part of Gris-gris is the "Roche Qui Pleure" where the constant squashing of waves against the flanks of the cliff gives the impression that the cliff is crying. The place is very much visited by tourists …

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Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 870 kilometres east of Madagascar. Mauritius Island is part of the Mascarene Islands, and its capital city is Port Louis …

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