Chamarel Coloured Earth in Mauritius

Get bedazzled by the eclectic colours of sand dunes in Chamarel

Get bedazzled by the eclectic colours of sand dunes in Chamarel

Chamarel Coloured Earth Overview

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Chamarel is a small village and a major tourist spot located in the south-western region of the country. What makes this place unique and a must-do in every traveller’s guidebook is the seven coloured layers of sand. It is a unique phenomenon that charms and attracts people from far and wide. The road to Chamarel is lined with sugarcane and pineapple plantations leading to a valley. It is a drive straight out of a movie scene.

Once you reach Chamarel, climb up the observation outpost and enjoy incredible views. As far as the eyes can see, there are sand dunes in unbelievable colours; yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue. A natural phenomenon that takes your heart away with its sheer beauty.

Buy test tubes filled with seven coloured sands of Chamarel as a souvenir to keep memories of this natural wonder with you always.On your way back, a quick stop at the Chamarel waterfall and rum distilleries is recommended.

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