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Written by Amirthavarshini on May 26, 2020 Share on

The Eureka House – Mauritian Marvel

Enjoy being at this magnificent authentic colonial house with its lush gardens and cascading river as breathtaking background. Let’s spend a day living the colonial life for once. It is a unique building in the country’s history. This is a Creole house built in the year 1830. It is located near the river of Moka, Mauritius. This majestic house was built by the British and French aristocrats. The house was predominantly built using wood. It was architectured with 109 doors, windows and a shady veranda. Visit the house that is filled with remarkable antiques and pictures from the colonial period. Enjoy roaming around the magnificent gardens surrounded by small waterfalls at The Eureka House in Mauritius.

Gardens of Eureka house
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The Eureka house got its glow back after the renovation and reopen in the year 1986. The gardens of this house are one of its biggest assets. It is a great site to find lush green gardens and endemic plant species. It acts as a home for varied natural fauna such as mango trees and palms. The river banks are the natural habitats for water lilies such as Jacinte d’ Eau and Bredes Songe.

One more major aspect of this house is the museum. It offers a display of antique maps, music and art pieces, Chinese and Indian housewares etc. It is a must-visit place for history lovers and art buffs. The house is a great site for history lovers and nature lovers. The four small waterfalls in the garden act as an ornament to this beautiful place. The Eureka House is an enjoyable place for both young and old nature lovers. It has something interesting for everyone!

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Things to do in Eureka House

  • Tour to the Eureka house.
  • A stroll in the gardens of Eureka house.
  • A traditional Mauritian lunch at the authentic Eureka House Restaurant.

Timings of Eureka House

The Eureka house is a year-round attraction. It is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On Sundays and public holidays, the house is open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The entire place can be visited in an hours time.

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Backyard of Eureka house
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The Old Kitchen and The Souvenir Shop

The Eureka house is a feast to both eyes and tummy. The building has its very own restaurant namely The La Maison Creole. You will literally get puzzled looking at the restaurant’s diverse cuisine with a blend of different cultures. Do not miss trying out the famous tea that is served with spices, jams, chutneys and other food items. Fill your bags with the beautiful souvenirs that are displayed in the house. You can get scented candles, exotic jewellery, scarfs, and jams for your friends and extended families and surprise them!

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Visit the Eureka House that provides an intriguing glimpse into the colonial era. Shoot Insta-good pictures in front of the English-style fountains and lush green gardens. Go for a romantic walk through the manicured grasslands and enter into the world of peace and calmness. Head to the Pickyourtrail and start planning your trip to Mauritius right away!

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