A gorgeous city in Mauritius, it has the quintessential natural abundance that makes for a perfect spot to have a blast amongst nature. There is the Black River Gorge National Park and the Chamarel Waterfall, which are quite famous and frequented. There is the Chamarel Coloured Earth, which is a beautiful sight to behold. There is the museum of optical illusion and natural arenas to explore all around. This is a naturally blessed place with quite a few things to do in Chamarel.
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What to Do in and around Chamarel
Enjoy 7 best Chamarel attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Black River, Chamarel, Mauritius
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Tucked between Terres de 7 Couleur’s entrance gate and seven coloured earth is this another bounty of nature. Chamarel waterfalls are a beautiful sight nested between already pretty surroundings. Thanks to the torrential and tropical rains of Mauritius, these waterfalls are never dry and plunge 95 metres in a single drop! With prior reservations you can take a tour down the waterfalls to its base pool!
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Plaine Champagne Road, Chamarel, Mauritius
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A geological formation that will blow away your mind with its first glimpse; the seven coloured earth is located in the Chamarel Plains of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. Its multi-coloured sand dunes in seven distinct colours of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow are surreal.
The best part of this phenomenon is that, if you pick up a handful of sand and mix it spontaneously, it will eventually separate out in multi-colours! Another striking feature of these sand dunes are- they never erode, even in the torrential and tropical rains of Mauritius!
This is one of the top rated attractions of Mauritius. Souvenir shops selling small test tubes filled with coloured earth are dotted around the sand dunes!
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Route Royale, Chamarel, Ile Maurice, Mauritius, Mauritius
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Set in the South Western part of Mauritius, in a fertile valley, Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery is known for its fine range of Rum. Take a tasting tour at the distillery where you can observe the Rum making process in depth. Right from selecting the ideal sugarcane, handpicking the plants, extracting the juices and fermenting it to perfection, Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery infuses unique aromas that enhance the flavour of the Rum.
You can finish up the experience by having a delectable meal at the ‘A la carte restaurant’ of the distillery. The ambience with wood, natural stone and water add to the rustic experience.
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B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The only national park of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National park is spread over 6754 hectares of area which covers around 3.5% of the total land area of Mauritius. Home to endemic flora and fauna, it is also the home to rarest woods in the world. It nurtures around 311 rare species of plants out of the 700 of the Mauritian islands. The Trochetia, the Chinese Guava, the Dodotree, the Tree of Travelers, Verbena, Ox Tongue and vibrant plants like Orchids and Anthuria are a must-observe!
Endangered species like Mauritius kestrel, the pink pigeon, Macaques, Tenreks, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, various butterflies and flying foxes are also found in the park.
Due to its charming trails spanning over 60 kilometres, hiking is a popular activity in the park.
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B104, Baie du Cap Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 001
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Located just opposite the iconic seven coloured earths, this is a must-visit place in Chamarel! A house of illusion, curious corner will leave you spell bound! Walk in this interactive exhibit centre and get lost in the mazes, mind-bending fun activities and brain teasing puzzles. There is also a corner cafe in the garden premises of the place. Spread over 5000 square feet, the place features 200 mirrors in the maze, 42 plant types and 36 exhibits.
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Chamarel, Mauritius, 001
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This is a crater lake located in the mountain area at a distance of approximately 20 kilometres from Chamarel. At a height 1800 feet above the sea level, this is a scared place for Hindus in Mauritius. The temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Laxmi grant the grand Basin the serenity and tranquillity.
Hundreds of devotees walk to the temple bare feet and the Hindu festival of Mahashivratri is a highlight of the temple. It is celebrated in the temple from 1897.
The new feature of the Ganga Talo is the 33 metre tall statue of Hindu god Shiva which is the replica of the Shiva Statue of Sursagar Lake in Vadodara. It was inaugurated in 2007 and is the highest known statue in Mauritius.
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09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Spread beyond the southern part of Mauritius, the Chamarel parc aventure is a bright highlight added to the hamlet in recent times. Nestled in a tropical forest, this 12-acre parc is adorned with beautiful plank bridges, climbing nets and zip-lines. Offering plenty of adventure activities in the bounty of nature, the parc is one the best places for team-building activities and picnics!