Quirky things to do in Mauritius

The tiny island of Mauritius is famed for its stunning landscape, azure waters, national parks, creole cuisine, shopping and luxury resorts. A quick holiday for Indian travellers, Mauritius lures vacationers every season. Indulge in activities beyond the clichéd water sports while on your next holiday to this pearl of the Indian Ocean.


  • Indian driving licence is permitted, hence rent a self-drive car and zoom off to explore the island on your own.
  • Taste local street food that bears an Indian tang. The dhal puri, dhal vadas, farata will introduce you to Mauritian avatars of our homegrown vadas, puris, and parathas.
  • Drive to the Southern most tip of Mauritius that juts into the ocean, the monolith Le Morne, which is believed to have been the suicide den for slaves and labourners to jumped to their death to escape harassment at the hands of European masters.
  • The Black River Gorges National Park will open up a different landscape, with luxuriant greenery, birds, and exotic fauna.
  • Walk through the swathes of sugarcane plantations and soak in its glory.
  • Hop on to the speedboat and take a trip to the Ile Aux Aigrettes, a coralline island 15 minutes away from Mauritius which will give you a taste of what Mauritius once was before the European invasions and mass development. This tiny island is a breeding ground for the giant Aldabra tortoises, skinks, and birds like the pink pigeon, olive white eye and more.