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First Day: Visiting Port Louis

In Port Louis you may visit

1. The Mauritius Institute (Mauritius Natural Museum) where you will see exhibits of model dodos in their natural habitat. This is found on the La Chausée street. Visit is free but the museum is closed on Wednesday and week ends.

2. The Photography Museum within walking distance it is on the Vieux Conseils Street. There are old pictures and photographic equipments as well as old films. Entrance fees is payable there.

3. The Central Market : Handicraft boutiques, fruits sellers, medicinal herbs boutiques, spices. Local cuisines and local menus. Forget not to eat dholl puri and drink a good big glass of alouda.

4. The Port Louis & Caudan Waterfront. There are severals shops & restaurants there. There is a handicraft market there too.

5. Blue Penny Museum: Stamps museum where you can see the famous post office stamp of Mauritius which is one of the most valuable stamps in the world. The original statue of Paul & Virginie. There is an entry fees there.

6. The Blue Penny museum also organises guided tours. Among the guided visit of the museum you will have a trip around the harbour and visiting the old flour mill there.

7. Post Office museum: There are many stamps there. Mauritian first day covers are sold there. Free entrance.

8. The Central Post Office building is an old building that houses the Post Office. Its a beautiful building made of basalt rocks. It was built from 1810 to 1868.

9. Apravashi Ghat: It is also known as the Coolie Ghat, place where mostly Indian Immigrants among others passed. It is on the UNESCO World heritage site.

10. The Jummah Mosque: Old mosque with its unique architecture.

11. The Citadel: It is also called Fort Adelaide which is a fort built strategically to view the harbour. It is on a hill in the centre of Port Louis where u can see the whole Port Louis. Splendid view of the harbour, the business town, the suburbs and the Champ de mars (horse racing place).

Visiting the North (1) Pamplemousses Garden

1. The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden - It is one of the three most famous botanical garden in the world concerning the different species of trees there.

There is the Giant Nenuphar there

The gate

An ancient model of sugar cane mills.

Various monuments

The chateau "Mon Plaisir" which now is a photography museum of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (father of Mauritius Nation).

Opposite the Chateau Mon Plaisir there is the Samadhi of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. (Samadhi is where a deceased person is burnt)

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