Places To Visit In Port Louis

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Here are the top 12 places to visit in Port Louis

1. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden 3.6 /5

27 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

Popularly famous by the name of Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Port Louis, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (SSR Botanical Garden) is the largest Botanical Garden in Mauritius. Featuring an extravagant variety exotic and rare species of plants along with some endemic animals on the verge of getting endangered, this massive garden covers the ground of over a whopping 37 hectares!

2. Blue Penny Museum

Blue Penny Museum

20 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

Blue Penny Museum is a famous stamp museum located at the capital of Mauritius in Port Louis. Ever since its inauguration in 2011, the Blue Penny Museum has continue to take visitors on enthralling journeys of the rich culture and history of the island. The Museum is named after the famous 1847 2-pence Blue Penny Stamp, which had been engraved for Mauritian post offices by Joseph Osmond, back in the 1800s.

3. Trekking and Hiking in Mauritius

Trekking and Hiking in Mauritius

17 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

Known for its hilly terrain from a volcanic origin, Mauritius is widely popular among tourists for the different hiking possibilities all over the island. Hiking and Trekking in Mauritius with a combination of challenging trails through rough terrains is just tough to resist for any adventure lover. The vibrant island nation has some breathtaking locations to explore and embrace nature up-close.

4. Central Market, Mauritius

Central Market, Mauritius

2,177 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

The Central Market is an indoor bazaar located at a walking distance from Port Louis Harbour. It had a major source of the local economy since Victorian times and underwent a complete renovation in 2004. underwent a complete renovation in 2004. The stone walls of the crossroads on which the Central Market stands have many stories to tell to its visitors that dates back to the Victorian era of 1839.

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5. Pieter Both Mountain

Pieter Both Mountain

22 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

With a height of 820 meters, the Pieter Both is the second highest mountain range in the island of Mauritius. Pieter Both is a part of the Moka mountain range of Mauritius that is situated in the centre of the island. It is an iconic and unique mountain as it is easily noticeable due to its round-shaped boulder at the extreme top of the hill, almost making it similar to a human head. It is also famous for being the home to rarest palm species Hyophorbe amaricaulis, which covers most of the mountain.

6. Jummah Masjid

Jummah Masjid

21 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

The Mauritian Jummah Masjid has been standing at Port Louis since the 1850s with significant embellishments built through the 1890s. Jummah Masjid is located on Royal Road in Port Louis, and the Ministry of Tourism categorises it as one of the most stunning religious building in Mauritius. It is relevant among the people for broadcasting the Jummah prayers live every Friday and Taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. Eid prayers are also aired from the mosque. This mosque highlights the skills of Tamil artisans, and it is open to the public, where you can tour the grounds and admire the intricate mix of Islam, Creole and Indian architectural design.

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7. Aapravasi Ghat

Aapravasi Ghat

22 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

The Aapravasi Ghat, located in Port Louis, was the very centre of the establishment of indentured ? or contracted ? labour in Mauritius. Before the 1800s, slavery was rampant in the country, and after the British Government decided to do away with slavery in what is known as the ?Great Mauritian Experiment?, the Aapravasi Ghat was built as the central depot for receiving indentured labourers from countries like India, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

8. Mauritius Photography Museum

Mauritius Photography Museum

21 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

The Photography Museum of Mauritius in Port Louis gives you the privilege of getting acquainted with a different angle of the camera along with a vast exhibition of some of the first photographs that were taken by the predecessors of the camera. Established by passionate photographers Mr Tristan Breville and his wife Marie Julie, the Museum keeps the traditions and history rooted. The exhibits are as old as the 1800s and are a treasure trove of old camera, photograph prints, including daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs) that was produced in 1840. 

9. Jardins de la Compagnie

Jardins de la Compagnie

27 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

Today, Mauritius is one of the foremost tropical tourist destinations in the world, and is known for its stellar beaches and its crystal-clear water; but unbeknownst to many, the island has a lot more to offer to tourists that just its white sand and its pretty lagoons. With a long history of colonial rule up its sleeve, the Mauritius of today is home to many a remnant of the colonial era, which now double up as tourist attractions as well.

10. Natural History Museum Mauritius

Natural History Museum Mauritius

21 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

Known to be the oldest museum in Mauritius and enjoy a great location in the less busy part of the city of Port Louis, the Natural History Museum is considered to be somewhat a replica of the Colombo Museum located in Sri Lanka. The building once used to be the premises of the Old Royal College in Port Louis. Designed by M. Mann, a British architect, the museum was proclaimed a National Heritage of Mauritius in the year 2000.

11. Pointe Aux Piments Public Beach

Pointe Aux Piments Public Beach

32 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

Pointe aux Piments village in the western part of Mauritius is home to the Pointe aux Piments public beach. Located in the Pamplemousses district, it is one of the many beaches in Mauritius. Also known as the Le Meridien beach, the Pointe aux Piments public beach is spread across an area of 3-4 kilometres. It starts from the Petite Pointe aux Piments close to the Le Meridien resort and Le Victoria resort and goes up to the Trou aux Biches through the Pointe aux Piments village.

12. Port Louis Waterfront

Port Louis Waterfront

22 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Port Louis

The Port Louis Waterfront, or as it is commonly known as the Le Caudan Waterfront, is a commercial development area located in the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis. It has gained its reputation as the first of its kind major shopping expansion on the island nation, including various shops, casinos, banking facilities, restaurants, movie theatres, and a five-star hotel by the name of Le Labourdonnais.

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