Visit Chamarel - Best of Chamarel

A scenic village nestled between the Riviere Noire District and Savanne district, Chamarel is a small village in the island of Mauritius. Well-known for its rustic countryside aura and chilly breeze, it is one the lowest populated areas of Mauritius.

The western hills offer a stunning backdrop to this hamlet and it is home to one of the most beautiful geological findings on the earth- the seven coloured earth. The earth exhibits seven hues in its sand dunes and is one of the top rated attractions of Mauritius. It is also a major stop en route the Black River Gorges National Park. The Chamarel Parc aventure is a recently added tourist attraction in Chamarel that you can’t miss out on your trip!

Chamarel is also used as a base to access the Ganga Talao; a Hindu pilgrimage known for its idols dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses. Visit Mauritius during the Hindu festival of Mahashivratri and you will be amazed to observe the illuminated Ganga Talao! 

Chamarel Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Chamarel tips for your visit

  • Carry Mosquito repellent creams and sprays.
  • Negotiate taxi fares before the ride.

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Chamarel Tours for you

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  • Full-Day Tour of South West Mauritius
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    Explore the south west of Mauritius. Visiting Floreal, Trou aux cerf, Grand Bassin, Gorges Natural Park, Alexandra Fall, Blac...

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Facts and Stats for Chamarel*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chamarel

    Know the pollution level of Chamarel before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.31 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 61.54 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 67.31 (High)
  • Chamarel: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chamarel for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chamarel.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.54 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.15 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.62 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.15 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.38 (High)
  • Living in Chamarel - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Chamarel is 109.44 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 45.34 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.7 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.2 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 39.87 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chamarel

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chamarel

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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