Mauritius Travel Diaries Day Two

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Hello people.
Welcome to Rocket Looks!!!
In the previous post we have covered North region of Mauritius, now its time to explore south region.I have come up with lots of pictures in this post, to make you feel like you are visiting the place. Hopefully you get the chance to explore this beautiful island soon.
There were many factories for the production of tea,sugarcane, flowers,ship models, diamond. I choose ship factory to explore, as its an island, there would be many techniques and things to know about. 
Le Port ship models resonates the very existence of Mauritius, where people poured in on this tiny island on a ship from various parts of the world.The art of ship modeling was brought to Mauritius by various sailors who visited this island.The craftsmen have adapted the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. At times it requires more than six months for a craftsman to produce a particular model. They  also create half models and replicas. 

From ship factory ,we went to Trou aux cerfs, a dormant volcano crater found in Curepipe, which is almost in the middle of the Island. It has a shape of small heart. Being some 500m high it is a favorite sightseeing place for both locals and tourists alike, as although there is humidity, it is generally cooler than most other parts of Mauritius. From the crater, we can have a 360-degree view of the town of Curepipe and the coastal plains stretching towards the distant horizon.By the time we visited this place the water has evaporated from this heart, otherwise it looked like a water filled hart shape balloon.

Grand Bassin with its Hindu temple is a holy lake for Mauritians of Hindu faith. It is said that the water inside the lake communicates with the waters of the holy Ganges of India.
The Hindu community performs there a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Shivaratri (Shiva’ Great Night), on this day they honor the Lord Shiva. Beside the lake there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods also.


There is same Mangal Mahadev – Shiva Statue in Mauritius which we have in Delhi also accompanied with Raam-Sita and Radha-Krishna statue. The statue is of 108 feet and is the highest known statue in Mauritius (and one of the 50 highest statues in the world). The sight of the Mangal Mahadev statue is quite impressive as it is a beautiful crafted very big statue.


Another visit was waterfalls of Chamarel, formed by the River St.Denis,has a height of 83m Due to that much height when water falls, it looks like a white pure milk. The waterfalls are   surrounded by lush vegetation of Black River Gorges. The view can be seen from both a lower and an upper viewpoint from the Black River National Park.

Now after the waterfall from upper deck, we moved to Chamarel Seven Colored Earth. The seven colored earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. The colors evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is a relatively small    area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). The various colors developed due to the different compositions.
And what is more fascinating is the fact that if we mix the colored earth together, they'll eventually settle into separate layers. And you may also be puzzled as the colors might play tricks on you and may appear to be shadows.

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Birdy Hill said...

Great post. We went to Mauritius for our honeymoon too. You brought back a lot if memories for me. Thanks for sharing.

Payal said...

OMG !! Such a lovely place. ..will definitely go there..nd yes Thanks for this post :)

Melanie Redd said...

Looks like a very interesting trip!

I love the pictures of the waterfalls!

I was parked by you on Motivation Monday.

Hope you have a blessed day~

Rocket Looks said...

It's a great place, we do share same interests. Would love to know you more, it will be pleasure.
Thanku so much Payal, yes go ahead and share your journey.

Lela Burris said...

What a fun day! Looks like you are having a blast! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

Jamie Tomkins said...

What a beautiful place to visit!! Always great to make memories with family!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

Sue Loncaric said...

Oh that looks like you had a wonderful and fun time. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

Debs @ Super Busy Mum said...

Wow, Mauritius looks like a stunning part of the world. Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for linking up! #MMWBH

April J Harris said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful vacation! Your series is making me think we might like to visit Mauritius too. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

Rocket Looks said...

Yes we did Lela Burris.
Thanku Jamie.
Yes we had lot of fun @Sue
Yes it is, true beauty Debs
Yes give it a go April, you will like the beautiful surroundings and peaceful atmosphere.

Nicole Mölders - High Latitude Style said...

Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love your dress. Great photos

Sarah Eliza said...

What a fascinating place to visit! Your photos are wonderful. :)

Heledd in Lavender said...

Stunning pictures, you all look so happy and like you're having the time of your lives xx

Thanks so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so much Nikole.
Yes a great place to spend some quality time. @Sarah
We had great time Heledd, you took make a plan.