Of the many beautiful and ardent natural environs of the rugged Mauritian mountains, Black River Gorges National Park deserves a special mention. One of the many magnificent attractions in Mauritius, the park is filled with lovely rainforests that boast of many quaint hiking trails and picnic spots. It displays a wide array of both flora and fauna, with many rare species too such as the Mauritian flying fox that draws in huge crowds of tourists from the world over. Serving as the most important wildlife and rainforest conservatory of the country, it is the home to many endemic birds and animals. The park is not only an essential ecological system but is also a celebrated tourist destination of Mauritius which is heavily frequented by avid hikers. The 60 km long hiking trail winds along the forest area to end at delightful picnic spots.
Location: Southwestern Mauritius, at Plaines Champagne road
Known for: Beautiful trekking trails and diverse wildlife, especially the Flying Fox
How to reach: On foot or by car
Operatinghours: 9:30am- 1pm
Approximate Cost: INR 4,000-4,500
Tips: Carry your hiking shoes, mosquito repellent cream, sunscreen and an extra set of clothes
Type: Animal Sanctuary