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Must-try experiences in Curepipe – The City of Lights

Curepipe is a small town located in the centre of Mauritius mainland. It falls under the district Plaines Wilhems and also commonly referred to as La Ville-Lumiere or the City of Light. Furthermore, the town is at an elevation compared to surrounding lands, hence people often call it Central Plateau. Curepipe is the tourist hotspot in Mauritius. The buzzing ambience, innumerable attractions and variety of street foods and seafood keeps the crowd engaged. We will walk through some of the must-try experiences in Curepipe in the article.

Hiking in Trou aux Cerfs:

Mauritius is an end product of plenty of volcanic eruptions. Trou aux cerfs is one such well defined volcanic structure. The last eruption was 6000 years ago and now it’s dormant and completely safe. It is a circular depression with 350m in diameter and the crater is 80m deep. The rim of the crater houses a viewpoint which offers amazing views of the island. Also, The hike to the viewpoint is a moderate hike and can be tried by belonging to all age group. Trou aux cerfs is the major attraction in Curepipe and Must-try experiences in Curepipe.

Trou aux Cerfs: Curepipe in Mauritius
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Casino de Maurice

If you are interested in trying your luck to make a few cents, then you should head to Casino De Maurice. Casino de Maurice is the oldest casino in Mauritius. Also, Plenty of games like poker, Blackjack and roulette are regularly played. Find a game of your interest and showcase your skills. The Casino is general is well maintained and is the preferred hangout spot for the localities.


Curepipe has excellent shopping options for indigenous souvenirs. These markets have it all from trendy clothes to sling bags and at a reasonable price too. few leading shops include Beate de Chine, Galerie des Iles and Voiliers de I’Ocean. Usually, travellers reserve the last day of the itinerary exclusively for shopping.

Trekking at Tamarind Falls

Tamarind Falls is one of the calmest places in Mauritius. People who tend to enjoy a bit of adventure and nature should surely visit Tamarind Falls. Lush greens vegetation, Undefined trails, a series of 11 waterfalls and of course canyons, all this make Tamarind falls one the must-try experience in Mauritius. There are guided hiking tours available as well, but the best way is to explore is on your own and at a relaxed place. Children below 12 years are not allowed. In addition, it’s a moderate – hard hike hence won’t be suitable for children and senior citizens.

Tamarind Falls:Curepipe
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Curepipe Botanical Garden

It is the second-largest Botanical park in Mauritius. It is a 27-acre lush green vegetation and home to the rare palm trees “Hyophorbe Amaricaulis“. In addition, there is no entrance fee to the garden. It is a good place to relax and enjoy the twilight.

Also Read: National Parks in Mauritius

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