Port Louis is the business and administrative capital of the Island. It is also the country’s economic, cultural, political centre and the most populous city. It is sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and a mountain backdrop. It reflects Mauritius modernity and tradition. There are number of places which increase the beauty as well as the importance of Port Louis. The commercial center here is full of fashion designs, art and crafts, colonial architecture etc. There is a vast bazaar, built in 1828 for spices, souvenirs and a lunch of fried noodles.
The major attractions of Port Louis for the travelers are
The Crown Lodge - a horse racing place
Even who are not race lovers, can enjoy the day here looking at the horses and their races. This is one of the oldest racecourses in the world.
Blue Penny Museum – This is art museum which is a jewel of Mauritius cultural establishments. The heritage collection of this museum speaks of Mauritius and the region. The history of Mauritius is displayed here.
Cauden waterfront complex – This is modern shopping and entertainment complex that features clothing, boutiques, fine restaurants, hotels, a casino and live street entertainment.
Domaine Les Pailles – it is a nature park and cultural center features for fun activities. Everyone can enjoy in this park including tours by horse-drawn carriages, train rides for children and adventure safari in Land Rovers along winding mountain trails.
Apart from these, there are many other places such as bird sanctuary, China Town – shopping center, the photographic museum etc.
Mauritius is a wonderful island and its capital city is worth to be visited.