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Explore: Seven Colored Earths in Mauritius

By Lubna H - May 24, 2020
Seven Coloured Earth in Chamarel

The Seven Colored Earths in Mauritius is a geological wonder, surpassing all things extravagant in this country.  Located in Chamarel, a small village on the west coast of Mauritius, these psychedelic dunes were a result of a rare combination of volcanic activity. This natural phenomenon is a mystery to many as it stands strong, despite the heavy downpour and winds frequenting Mauritius.  

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The Seven Colored Earths in Mauritius are well protected by a fence and are not to be explored on foot. However, travellers from far and wide, flock here to bear witness of its existence. First discovered in the 1960s’, this site has earned itself a moniker “Terres de 7 Couleurs” and easily makes it to the top of things to do when in this Island Country.

Fun fact: Fascinatingly, the soils never mix up even when you take them all together, they eventually end up into separate layers, reasons of which are still unidentified. 
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The Terres de 7 Couleurs is undoubtedly one of the most visited geo parks in Mauritius. Red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow are the identified shades of this beauty. The geopark is always home to some other worthwhile sites like Chamarel Falls, Tortoise Park, boutique souvenir shops. The gorgeous Chamarel Waterfall in Mauritius and the rainbow-coloured earth are a bomb combination offering surreal views unparallel to anything seen in the vicinity.

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Things to do near Seven Colored Earths in Mauritius:

Chamarel Falls

A key part of the geopark, this picturesque site has a unique serene vibe to it. Tread among the lush greenery with gentle tunes of water rushing down the stunning landscape of Chamarel Falls. Take a moment to ogle at this magnificent waterfall and capture it for a lifetime memory. 

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Hike at Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park is roughly 37 km from Port Louis, and famous among adrenaline seeking adventure freaks for sports like hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping and bird watching. Filled with prolific fauna, some even endangered, is one of the largest national parks of this island. The national park is highly preserved for its natural beauty and is a habitat for red and roe deers, flying foxes, wild boars, Mauritian Kestrel and Macaques.

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Visit Rhumerie de Chamarel

You will be welcomed to some of the local vegetation when you visit the Rhumerie de Chamarel. You can also choose to visit the museum, to discover the eco-friendly way of rum production. 

A day spent here is sure to add a fine balance between nature, adventure and leisure. Get packing and plan your customized trip to Mauritius with Pickyourtrail and get access to the well-rated travel app.

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