Fun and Interesting Facts about Mauritius
Mauritius is a volcanic island that first rose above the waves eight million years ago. Mauritius is famous for the Dodo bird (an extinct flightless bird around the size of a swan) as well as beautiful beaches and resorts. Out of all of the interesting facts about Mauritius, its natural wonders are among its most intriguing.
Here are some fun and interesting facts about Maruitus for you to to plan your next holiday:
Maruitus is atropical island situated in the Inidan Ocean of the East cost of Africa. The lsland is almost completely surrounded by coral reef.
Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius It's known for its French colonial architecture. In the captial, the Caudan Waterfront is a lively dining and shopping precinct. Vendors sell local produce and handicrafts at the huge central market near the waterfront.
There are about 1.2 million people of mostly African, Chinese and Indian origins.
The currency used is Mauritian Rupee
Mauritius has only two seasons
- Summer from October to April (warm and humid)
- Winter from May to September (cooler and drier around )
English is widely understood. French and Creole is the common langauge used by Mauritians in their daily life.
The main style of music is called Sega, an expression of liveliness and joy. Mauritians love to dance! Enjoy this song!
Dholl puri is a savoury pancake-type dish made of ground yellow split peas, cumin and turmeric. It's often known as national dish of Mauritius. You can also find aromatic curries, fresh seafood specialities and local street food to French-inspired delicacies.
Mauritius is home to some of the world's most incredible natural wonders. There are also many other wonders of nature offered by this small and diverse island nation. We will introduce those places in our future travel articles.
Featured Image by @Xavier Coiffic