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Written by Preetha Manivelan on May 28, 2020 Share on

Aldabra Atoll In Seychelles – Everything About This World Heritage Site

Lying gracefully in the western part of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a pure paradise. This island country stands as an archipelago of 115 islands is well known for its beaches and natural beauty. Seychelles also has an incredible flora and fauna in many of its islands. Out of which, Aldabra Atoll, an UNESCO’s world heritage site stays unique. Keep reading to know what Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles is all about.

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Tortoise in Aldabra
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Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles

Aldabra Atoll one of the top attractions to visit in Seychelles. It is one of the largest coral atolls on earth about 70 miles. The place has everything to leave you stunned. UNESCO recognized it as a world heritage site which also stands as a home to flora and fauna in large numbers.

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Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles
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It basically houses four islands- Picard, Polymnie, Malabar, and Grand Terre along with few smaller islands surrounding a coral reef. It is said that this has the highest population of giant tortoises. Galapagos Islands seemed to have the largest population of these armoured reptiles but Aldabra has twice than what Galapagos has. You will find not only tortoises but also hammerhead sharks, the coconut crab, manta rays and the barracuda. What makes this so unique is, the place has survived raves by mariners, escaped environmental destruction but still was able to retain its natural beauty.

Things to know before visiting Aldabra Atoll

  • Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles gives you a visual eye-treat of various formations and colours due to the uniqueness it has with its land and ocean.
  • It also is one of the few places where you will not find more than 10 tourists at a time. People who want to visit will be allowed based on the availability by Seychelles Island foundation.
  • The place also is serving as one of the breeding grounds for different variety of endangered turtles.
  • Aldabra Atoll gives you a visual eye-treat of various formations and colours due to the uniqueness it has with its land and ocean.
  • You can witness some giant tortoises while you are there.

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Giant tortoise in Aldabra Atoll
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Interesting fact: Unusally the giant tortoise, a herbivore tops the island’s food chain.

How to reach

Due to very limited human interference, making it to this place is not really an easy task. One needs to get permission from Seychelles Island foundation to visit Aldabra Atoll. They allow people based on the availability and the purpose of the visit and not everyone can take a tour of this place. Only a maximum of 12 people can take a visit excluding the people inside the Atoll already.

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If you are looking for a peaceful vacation in search of solace, then Aldabra Atoll is your place. You might not find too much too many people around you with heavily engineered buildings but all you will find is nature and peace. To visit this place, all you have to do is check out the Pickyourtrail website and let us know your choices. Don’t miss out on the cool deals and unique Seychelles packages with Pickyourtrail for your trip to Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles.

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