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A comprehensive booklet available in most bookshops and magazine corner of local supermarkets, illustrates pictures of local fish indicating whether they are safe for consumption or not.

Make sure you have your umbrella on the dog days of summer and a bottle of drinking water as you can wait for a while. Before 9am and as from 3pm, buses are more frequent but might be crammed with commuters and school students, dressed in their school uniforms.

Going out at sea depends much on the weather conditions. It is very much likely that boat trips are postponed in summer as it is also time when tropical depressions and storms are more frequent.

Pilgrims across the country walked to Grand Bassin with their Kanwars (a wooden structure with elaborate decorations) to celebrate the night of Lord Shiva. Grand-Bassin, the sacred lake is also known as Ganga Talao.

Mauritius Island offers more than beaches and scenic views. It is a golfing holiday destination as well, with resorts combined with sun-drenched golf courses having amazing fairways winding through luxuriant tropical flora or set between mountains and the sea.

Welcome to Rodrigues Island! Rodrigues is located at about 570km from the east coast of Mauritius and has a lagoon that covers more than 200 square kilometres offering unique snorkelling and diving experiences and much more.

Commonly known as Courpa and sometimes spelt Court Pas literally translates not running, this local snail appears on rainy days. It can be spotted on trees, walls, rocks and windows leaving a slimy trail behind as it creeps.

The Chinese Spring Festival is a public holiday in Mauritius. Depending on the lunar calendar, it is celebrated either at the end of January or at the beginning of February

Thaipoosam Cavadee has a strong religious significance, it recalls the birth of Lord Muruga. The festival is preceded by ten days of fasting. Devotees would eat only vegetarian meals on these days and would abstain from carnal pursuits

Holidaymakers choosing Flic en Flac, generally stay in the fine hotels in Wolmar or rent self-catering apartments and villas at a few minutes walk to the beach.

Dodo sandals (savat dodo or savat leponz in Mauritian Creole) have long been the favourite of Mauritians until sadly swept away by both new local and foreign brands.

The market is known for its cheap eats. You can grab a couple of chilli cakes and samousas stuffed in a paper bag and sprinkled with chilli sauce for only 40 pence.

A biggest Open Air Concert with Bollywood Rock Star, Singer, Actor, Director One n Only "Himesh Reshammiyaa with Aman Trikha, Akasa Singh & Parampara Thakur" . 5 Hours of Non Stop Entertainment including Local Artists of Mauritius.

International Short Film Festival of Mauritius has acted as a tool-kit for the development of cinema in Mauritius since its inception in 2007.

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