One of the most visited attractions in Mauritius is the Coloured Earths of Chamarel. The intriguing colors of the rolling dunes, ‘red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow never erode despite the torrential downpours and adverse climatic conditions’.

Sunrise is said to be the best time to view the Chamarel landscape to enjoy the colors even more. No one is allowed to walk over the Coloured Earth landscape to maintain its form.

This natural phenomenon has never been fully explained except for its composition of mineral rich volcanic rock and ash.

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