Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (Pamplemousses) – a.k.a. “Pamplemousses Botanical Garden”, this is the country’s oldest such site, and is named after the country’s first prime minister. This was originally a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago. The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may take you more than a week to cover the whole garden. It is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants among which are the famous Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the ineluctable Giant Water Lilies, dozens of medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more. One of the main attractions of the botanical garden is the 85 different varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. Other indigenous species of plants are also exhibited here.
Admission: 200 Rs. (tourists over the age of 5); free for tourists ages 5 and below; Rs. 25 (locals ages 5 – 59); free for locals under 5 years, and for seniors and the disabled. Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (daily).