If somehow you find yourself being overwhelmed by the sandy beaches and blue ocean views and the abundance of relaxation seems a little monotonous, the island has just the right thing in store for you to end the stagnant nature of your vacation. Located in the south-western part of Mauritius, opposite to the popularly known 7 Coloured Earth of Chamarel, the Curious Corner of Chamarel is only one its kind in the entire island. It is a house full of mysteries, illusions, mind games and various other activities meant to excite the curious minds of the people. The mystery house is located on the hilly roads of Chamarel village and has been constructed with immaculate precision with the primary objective of surprising its visitors and provides an enthralling experience for those with an intrigued mind.
Spread across an area of 5000 square metres, the Curious Corner has nearly 40 exhibits. It takes at least an hour and half to enjoy all the demonstrations uninterruptedly. The adventure begins at once after entering the premises and the brains starts to get perplexed as it gets challenged by the constant riddles and trickery at close encounters which cant be undecipherable by the straight forward mind. This world of optical illusions stirs up the mythical conscious of the guests and tests their common sense and logical reasoning through enigmas, mind mazes and puzzles. The Curious Corner is a favourite for the fact of it being a fun-filled social excursion for families and friends.
Attractions and Illusions
Here's a list of some of the mind boggling exhibits of the Curious Corner:
Mirror Maze: It is a challenging venture for the mind and body. The Mirror Maze is an amalgamation of infinite reflections, secret corridors and outstanding light effects that constantly question your mind as you find yourself surrounded by 200 mirrors and you have to figure out a way out of this enigmatic setting. This complex entanglement is a result of the combination of concave and convex mirror which disturbs your sense of orientation.
Ames Room: It is a cube shaped room altering the size of the two people standing inside it making either one of them smaller or bigger than the other one. The Ames Room serves a favourite photographic opportunity for family members, partners or friends and capture this illusion of who is stronger than whom.
Upside Down Room: If experiencing zero gravity has been in your bucket list, you can tick that off at the Upside Down room of Curious Corner. This room lets you defy gravity and have an upside down point of the world as your explore the kitchen, dining room and living room and other fine details that makes this room just perfect.
Laser Music Room: For those with a knack for music can experiment their skills in the elegant combination of sound and light in the Laser Music Room. On touching the colourful laser lights, sound is created and who knows you might end up with a beautiful musical piece.
Corner Cafe: Offering refreshments, smoothies and snacks to the visitors, the Corner Cafe is a beautiful setting in the open garden in the vicinity of the Curious Corner. You can still enjoy the exploration as the illusions resume into the grounds as well
La Boutique Souvenirs: In order to take back some of the memories of the visit to Curious Corner of Chamarel, a visit to the Souvenir Shop is a highly recommended. Other then the several puzzles items for sale; you can also indulge yourself with some mind games inside the shop itself.
Timing and Fees
Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM No age restrictions for the visit as such. Entry fee for adults: EUR 10 Entry fee for children between the age 3 to 12 years: EUR 6
Go put on your curious pants and explore the Curious Corner of Chamarel!
In order to avoid any confusion, can go to Chamarel by public buses and following that, hire a taxi to go to the Curious Corner, Otherwise, for bit costlier alternative, booking a taxi all the way to Chamarel from any part of the island is also an option.