Chamarel Tourism

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! 

Essential travel information and Chamarel tips for your visit

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

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Chamarel

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

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.06 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38.24 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 63.89 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.44 (High)
  • How safe is Chamarel for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chamarel.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.71 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.71 (High)
    • Car Stealing 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.71 (High)
    • Attacks 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.21 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Chamarel is 96.51 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 46.93 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.21 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 68 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.29 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 59.33 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.52 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.68 (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.

  • 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 6.93 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.32 USD

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