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Mauritius is a dream vacation destination, with crystal clear turquoise waters, pristine white sand beaches, lush mountains and valleys, and a vibrant culture. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or just a chance to relax and unwind, Mauritius has something to offer everyone. Check out the Mauritius Tour Package, customize your itineraries, and enjoy a hassle-free vacation.

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Get To Know About Mauritius

Also Known AsOfficially the Republic of Mauritius, République de Maurice (French), Repiblik Moris (Morisyen)
CapitalsPort Louis (the largest city)
Form Of GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic
Official LanguagesMauritian Creole, English, French
Monetary UnitMauritian Rupee (MUR)
Calling Code+230

Mauritius Tourism

Tourism in Mauritius is appreciated and majorly known for its attractions and nature induced sites. In the last ten years, Mauritius tourism has increased drastically thereby increasing the awareness of this destination. 

The capital, Port Louis, is the epicenter of Mauritius' urban lifestyle. Although it is a small island, it is divided into four regions (North, South, East, and West) due to the different microclimates, landscapes, and lifestyles of each region. Thanks to its tropical climate, Mauritius can be visited almost all year. You can choose a Mauritius tour package that is suitable for you and start planning your vacation.

Know About The History of Mauritius

Today's Republic of Mauritius was totally uninhabited until the Middle Ages. The Arabs were the first to sail to the shining shores. Portuguese, Dutch, French, and English soon followed in the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Each European colony had a great influence on the republic and left a trail of successful acquisitions. It was not until 1968 that Mauritius declared independence and a new constitution was adopted. 

British rule in Mauritius abolished slavery in 1835 and brought paid workers from India to work on the sugar plantations. It is the same workers who have settled in Mauritius and make up the bulk of today's population. Other important developments by British include infrastructure and free primary education to improve civil society on the island.

On March 12, 1968, Mauritius gained independence, and a constitution based on the British parliamentary system of government was signed. It took Mauritius almost 15 years to achieve a stable economic and political situation, after which, on March 12, 1992, Mauritius was declared a republic. Today, it has become one of the most famous holiday destinations. 

Amazing Facts About Mauritius

  • Mauritius is an island familiar to most people, but the Republic of Mauritius consists of Rodriguez Island, Agarega Island, St. Her Brandon Island, and two other her disputed territories.
  • These islands are relatively young, nine million years old, formed from lava erupted from submarine volcanoes.
  • The entire island of Mauritius covers just 2,040 km2, making it the 170th largest country in the world. In fact, the island is only 45 km wide and 65 km long.
  • Mauritius is encompassed on all sides by torpid volcanoes, streams, waterfalls, and a ring of waterways. 
  • Nearly 90% of Mauritius' population can read and write, and life expectancy is relatively high at 75 years. Mauritius' most popular indigenous music and dance style is Sega music, which has its origins in slave groups. The songs are sung in Creole and the dancers never lose touch with the floor as they dance.
  • Public transport in Mauritius is free for students, the disabled, and the elderly.
  • As of 2017, Mauritius was one of the few four countries in the world not embroiled in internal or external conflicts with other countries, including neighbors.
  • Ironically, Mauritius' national football team is nicknamed 'The Dodos. This bird is often associated with sleep and lethargy.
  • One of the world's rarest feathered creatures, the pink pigeon, can be found in the rich woodlands of Mauritius. Mauritius is encompassed by the world's third-biggest coral reef network, making it a diver's heaven.
  • Three times in this decade, the island has been awarded the 'World's Leading Island Destination Award'  
  • Mauritius is often voted as the best honeymoon destination in the world.
  • Mauritius also has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first is the Aapravasi Ghat, where Indian workers were brought by the British to work on the sugar cane plantations. The name means immigration office
  • Montre Morne Brabant, a second World Heritage Site, was once a haven for slaves fleeing from the tyranny of their masters from the 18th century to the early 19th century. The mountain is a popular trekking destination and offers hikers unforgettable views.
  • The islands of Mauritius attract more than 1.36 million tourists each year, far outnumbering the local population. 

How to get from India to Mauritius

Direct flights to Mauritius operate from IGI Airport in New Delhi. Air Mauritius and Air India have daily flights between them. Connecting flights are available from all major international airports in India. Most of these routes are operated by Seychelles, Emirates, and Air India. Book Mauritius Tour Package from India that lets you worry less about booking flights for your vacation. 

How to get to Mauritius by plane

Flying is the fastest and easiest way to get to Mauritius. The best option is New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The distance between Delhi and Mauritius is about 2200 km, and it takes about 3 hours to reach the destination from either place.

How to get to Mauritius by Sea

Though flying is the fastest and most popular travel option, you can also explore the ocean paradise the other way around-through water. It is truly an amazing and unique package of luxury and romantic travel experiences on this heavenly island.

Public transport in Mauritius

Getting around Mauritius is easy. A rental car is considered the best way to get everywhere in the island, but bus service is exceptional throughout. Choose local transport such as buses, taxis, rental cars, and tourist cars to explore different parts of Mauritius. The Mauritius Railway connects the island's major cities. Mauritius' convenient rail and road network is perfect for getting around the island nation.

Know the best time to travel to Mauritius

Mauritius has only two seasons, summer and winter. The best time to visit Mauritius are April to June and September to December, when the weather is mild. You can avoid the summer and winter high seasons. The average temperature in Mauritius is around 25°C, making it suitable for swimming all year round. Activities and attractions in Mauritius are accessible all year round. Activities and attractions in Mauritius are accessible all year. During the peak season, booking accommodations and activities can get tough. 

Know About Mauritius Visa

Citizens of most countries do not require a visa and can obtain one to enter Mauritius for tourism purposes. 

Types of Mauritius Tourists Visa 

  1. Tourist Visa
  2. Business Visa

Cost of Mauritius visa for Indians

Mauritius tourist visa is free for Indians and is valid up to 60 days. 

Use the following link to know about

(i) lists of countries exempted from visa;

(ii) lists of countries are granted visa on arrival; and 

(iii) a list of countries that require a visa before traveling to Mauritius

Visa requirements for Mauritius

Amazing Places To Visit In Mauritius

Mauritius is a fascinating country to visit, with a variety of historic sites, breathtaking landscapes, and delicious cuisine. Its diverse culture, vibrant underwater life, and friendly people make it an ideal destination for tourists. With so much to see and do, Mauritius is a destination that is sure to leave an unforgettable impression. 

  • Trou Aux Beaches 
  • Belle Mare Plage
  • Pereybere 
  • La Cambuse
  • Le Morne
  • Ilot Gabriel Beach
  • Chamarel Coloured Earth
  • La Cuvette Beach 
  • Mont Choisy Beach 
  • Poste Lafayette Beach 
  • Black River Gorges National Park 
  • Casela World of Adventures 
  • Parc Francois Leguat 
  • Tamarind Waterfalls 
  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden 
  • Rochester Falls 
  • Mauritius National Botanical Garden 
  • La Vanille Crocodile Park 
  • Casela Nature Park Segway Tour 
  • Chamarel Waterfalls 
  • Blue Bay Marine Park 
  • Le Pouce
  • Photo Museum 
  • Sugar Museum 
  • Blue Penny Museum 
  • Mahebourg
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