Laura Weeden heads south to Chamarel to check out one of Mauritius’ most famous natural wonders…
Down in the south of Mauritius you’ll find Chamarel, a little village that boasts one of the island’s biggest attractions – the 7 coloured earths.
The rainbow of hues is a result of lava from Mauritius’ last volcanic eruption mixing with mineral-loaded sand and soil. The colours range from earthy red and burnt orange to a purple-grey.
Photos of the natural phenomenon come with a ready-made backdrop, too, courtesy of the forest-clad mountains that cover this part of the island.
And there’s a family of giant tortoises in the gardens to round things off.
Trips to this part of the island usually tick off a few more scenic spots, too, like the Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel waterfall, and Grand Bassin – home to Hindu temples, a sacred lake, and a handful of cheeky Macaque monkeys.
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Published: September 20, 2013
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