November 13, 2013

Spending time with giant water lilies in Mauritius

ImageTraveler is a class of people that could be broadly divided into two groups. One group would be made of people who like to explore places in the conventional way and the other would comprise people who are more curious and like to visit places that are little off-bit. Conventional travelers make their trips in copybook style. They take note of the most popular tourist attractions in a particular place, visit the spots and think they have made a complete tour. But the other type of travelers enquires about spots that are not that popular but make interesting exploration. Mauritius is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the planet today and it is applauded by visitors for its serene nature and breathtaking scenic beauty. The islands floating on the ocean are the biggest attractions of Mauritius and there are some historic spots that attract some tourists.

But if you belong to the second type of travelers and have a tendency of taking tours of off-bit sites, then a visit to Pamplemousses Botanical Garden would make your Mauritius trip different from that of others. The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden or Sir SeewoosagurRangoolam Botanical Garden is located near Port Louis in Mauritius and it is the biggest garden of its kind in the Southern half of the planet. Spread over an area of 37 hectares, the botanical garden dates back to 1770and it is a creation of PerrePoivre. This huge piece of greenery in Port Louis is not only a pleasant place to be in but it features lots of interesting things. The biggest attraction of Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is the giant water lilies that float on the water surface and appear like large plates. Besides, there are plants and trees of diverse species from Asia, Africa, Central America and different islands on the Indian Ocean. You will find palms of over 80 varieties, sugar cane as well as ebonies. Many of the trees in the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden hold historic importance as they had been planted on the ground by eminent leaders of the world like Robert Mugabe, Countess of Snowdon, Indira Gandhi, Princess Margaret and Francois Mitterrand.

The botanical garden will surely fall short if one tries to compare it with spots that offer panoramic view of the ocean but it offers a calm and quiet atmosphere where you can provide your soul with some relaxation. To include Pamplemousses Botanical Garden in your trip, buy a Mauritius package from India which either offers a trip to the spot or allows some leisure time. There is an easier option too. Just choose from We Are Holidays holiday packages and ensure a short trip to the largest botanical garden in Southern hemisphere.