|Mauritian Rupee||1,265 million|
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Mauritius is a lovely island country on the African continent situated in the east of Madagascar. Becoming one of the most popular honeymoon destinations recently by its location in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius also appeals to the travelers by its turquoise waters, verdant nature, and its cultural fabric as a blend of African, Indian and Chinese cultures. As a country to be visited all seasons thanks to its tropical climate, Mauritius promises a truly peaceful vacation accompanied by the marvels of nature.
Take a look at the flights to Mauritius with Turkish Airlines now to set your travel plan for meeting the bright sea, endless coasts and warmhearted people of this charming country.
Direct flights with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) in the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis take nearly ten hours. Bypassing the Monsoon rains by its geographical location, Mauritius has a tropical climate and therefore can be visited all year round, regardless of the season.
Although being a destination mostly preferred by the honeymooners by its enthralling beaches, Mauritius is in demand by its eclectic culture as well. A large number of ethnical and religious events take place in the country, thanks to its cultural diversity including Chinese, Hindu and African traditions. Without a doubt, the most popular is the Hindu festival Diwali. Often cited as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is held in October and November; everywhere is illuminated by candles, oil-lamps and lamps after six o’clock every day during this festival. Another colorful Hindu festival is Holi; organized in March, this festival simply enlivens the streets of Mauritius.
The term when Chinese New Year is celebrated is perhaps the most colorful and vivacious times in the island. The date of this festival is set according to the Chinese calendar; falling in January of February each year. Streets are full off dancing dragons and lions during the celebrations which are also known as Chinese Spring Festival, offering a visual feast with the traditional red costumes accompanied by amazing fireworks show.
Cavadee Festival, which will simply fascinate those interested in witnessing different cultures and peerless traditions, is the most attractive festival of Mauritius. As a Hindu tradition, attendants of this festival in glorious parades have their cheeks, tongues and breasts pierced. Walking towards the temples by humping the Cavadees’ made of wood and metal symbolizing the holy mountains, Hindus believe they pay the price of their sins in this way. It is possible to see people walking on fire and swallowing swords in these ceremonies held every year at the end of January and the beginning of February.
It would be recommendable to start planning your travel without delay to witness the extraordinary culture of Mauritius and enjoy a splendid experience in the mystical streets of this small island country.
Even though Mauritius offers an incredibly attractive culture, main reason of visits to this adorable country is its unique nature. Shining out especially by its beaches and coastal districts, Mauritius hosts countless spots to explore.
The capital Port Louis provides a wide range of options for getting to know the island. The Natural History Museum as one of the most remarkable spots of the island is pretty ideal for witnessing the country’s history. As an old temple, this building is extremely captivating as architecturally as well. The Museum is known as the sole place in the world exhibiting the skeleton of the extinct Dodo bird. The favorite spot in the capital both for the locals and tourists is the Central Market. The cuisine of Mauritius is the perfect combination of exotic vegetables, fruits and the seafood. You may buy from this market the fresh seafood of the Indian Ocean, various herbs and spices specific to the island, herbal medicines, as well as pretty souvenirs for your loved ones.
Another crowd-pulling destination in the island is Grand Baie. As a city where you can go swimming almost at all spots, Grand Baie is truly worth-seeing by its boulevard extending over the coastal strip, as well as the enjoyable stores and amusement centers. Another destination which will mesmerize you by its turquoise waters is Cap Malheureux, which is highly adorable by its secluded beaches and village style streets. Trou Aux Biches, on the other hand, is the favorite of the honeymooners. It is ideal also for those interested in diving and water sports by its long beach hidden behind the tropical trees and its deep blue sea. Flic En Flac and Belle Mare are one of the most glorious destinations by the luxury hotels they harbor.
Mauritius stands out as a destination remarkable for its deep blue sea and long beaches. However, some spots in this beautiful island are worth-seeing, not only for sunbathing but also for being amazed by the marvelous nature. The sea resembles a waterfall flowing into an ocean in the notable Le Morne region. This heavenly natural event which can only be seen at La Morne is highly appealing to the visitors. Another natural marvel is The 7 Colored Earths in the Chamarel region. This little hill which was formed by the transformation of basaltic lavas into clay minerals, consisting of 7 different colors as red, brown, purple, green, blue, violet and yellow, together with Chamarel Waterfall in the same region, are among the top attention-grabbing spots enthralling by the marvels of nature. Another most visited destination in the country is Sir Seewoosagur Botanical Gardens, hosting Baobabs, Palmier Bouteille, untouched giant water lilies, a wide range of herbs, a large spice garden, and more than 650 plant species, revealing the rich biological diversity of the island.
All these stunning beaches are very close to each other. You may consider the option of car rental to see all regions of Mauritius and set your own route for enjoying not only the beaches, but also its heavenly beautiful nature and ensure a comfortable transport during your stay.
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