Le Morne Brabant

For those who delve into the depths of intriguing history, this place is a must visit. Le Morne Brabant marks the peninsular area of southeast Mauritius which makes for a spectacular mountainous landscape. However, it is more famous for being a refuge shelter for the runaway slaves from the nearby places including the African mainland, south-east Asia, and Madagascar. The hilly terrain that holds several caves helped them to conceal themselves from their masters and stay protected. Serving as an impregnable fortress and a refuge against slavery, it attained the symbolism of resistance against the social evil. It was declared as a World Heritage Site, Mauritius’s first ever, by the UNESCO in 2008.

Location: Peninsular area at the southwestern tip of Mauritius

Known for: The region itself is remarkable for its lush vicinage, splendid beaches, hidden caves, lots of unexplored wildlife and some great luxury hotels where you can stay to enjoy all of these.

How to reach: Located at a distance of 55 km from Mauritius, it can be reached by a car.

Type: Historic Site

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