Port Louis

Although famous among tourists as a great shopping destination in Mauritius, the capital city of Port Louis is also a trove amassing several cultural attractions in Mauritius. Located here is The Blue Penny Museum which is the home to the first ever colonial stamp across the globe. Also, The Natural History Museum in the city lets you get a glimpse of the preserved skeleton of the extinct dodo bird. Port Louis is also the place to get a taste of the multi-culture and faiths of Mauritius through a visit to its many Indian or Chinese temples, churches and mosques. You can also experience the life here by going for a leisurely afternoon stroll with the residents or expats of the area. Take a walk uphill from the Signal Mountain which derived its name from the antennae located on the top, to witness the beauty of the city below during sunset.

Location: Central Mauritius

Known for: Its numerous shopping districts, museums and religious places

How to reach: Port Louis is located at a distance of 47 km from Mauritius airport and can be easily reached through various modes of road transport.

Type: Cultural Centre

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