Towns of Mauritius – Rose Hill and Port Louis

One of the major districts in Mauritius is Plaine Wilhems. Plaine Wilhems has the island’s most important towns such as Beau Bassin, Rose Hill, Vacoas and Phoenix. The district is divided into two parts: upper Plaine Wilhems and Lower Plaine Wilhems. Let’s have a look at some of those biggest towns in Mauritius.

Rose Hill is considered as the third biggest town in Mauritius. The place is immensely commercial. Different businesses and shops are found there similar to Port Louis. Lots of local food sellers occupy their respective stalls to provide a wide variety of dishes. From noodles to ‘dholl puri’ one may eat anything as per his wish. Many people also go shopping at this famous place in Mauritius. Many items at competitive prices can be found if looked for. Additionally, in this part of Mauritius, a major bus stop is also found. Renowned bus companies such as the NTC and UBS connect Rose Hill to various parts of Mauritius.

Furthermore, Rose Hill was known in the 18th century due to the spreading of Malaria. At that time, the epidemic of malaria had affected Mauritius, mainly inhabitants of Port Louis. The reason was that the hot climate there accelerated the growth of these mosquitoes. As a matter of fact, many people moved to upper Plaine Wilhems where the climate was cool and hence kept the epidemic away. Nowadays, Rose Hill is the most inhabited place in Mauritius with a combination of all ethnic groups. Arab Town is a well known place in Mauritius and Rose Hill for cheap shopping. Some of the places of interests are the Balfour Garden and the Cascadelle viewpoint.

additionally, Port Louis is the capital and the major business centre in Mauritius. Port Louis is in addition the smallest district of Mauritius. But this has not restricted the development of this district. Most of the meaningful government offices and departments are found in Port Louis. Most head offices such as for edges and Mauritius Telecom are also found there. In fleeting, Port Louis is the business center of Mauritius and in a similar manner the meeting point for most buyers and sellers. Port Louis also has the biggest harbour in Mauritius. The bulk sugar terminal has been built near the harbour so as to ease the exportation of sugar. Le Caudan Waterfront is also a famous place in Port Louis. People come from all over Mauritius to enjoy themselves in its casinos, restaurants, cinemas and game parlours, etc. A well known five star hotel in Mauritius called Labourdonnais Hotel in addition makes Le Caudan Waterfront a livelier place to go for tourists.

Horse racing and betting is one of the major interests for most Mauritians. The event typically takes place on weekends, especially Saturdays at a place called Champ de Mars in Port Louis. Thousands of people come from everywhere in Mauritius to enjoy themselves and bet on their favourite horses. The betting procedures in addition as all the races are organized and controlled by the Mauritius Turf Club.

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