Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall

Tripoto
27th Jun 2016
Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

My days at this African island nation just keeps getting better and I am planning on making a long trip or, let us say, to stay out of it. My new found friend here, Kaviraj and I had been getting close and he was quite a philosopher, I noted, as he guided me around. I let on that “I am also a poet apart from being an actor in Bollywood and you should go to my Facebook page.” I continued further, “I have written a poem called I Am in Love but I Can’t Get It Up Kavi laughed heartily at the title of my poem and I must say that it was indeed a great poem, even if no one but I thought so.

Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

What a Fall

Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

A Swim in the Waterfalls

Photo of Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

We drove down to the Alexandra Falls right in the midst of what seemed to be a field. It was breathtaking in its natural beauty and I was awestruck to say the least. I trekked down and swam right to the mouth of the fall navigating the slippery slope as an exercise and, well, not saying much but I cannot yet include myself among the fittest. I was panting and gasping for breath. I jumped into the icy cold water and swam right to the tip where the water was falling as Kaviraj clicked away with my camera. I loved the exercise and the swim had done wonders for me. As I climbed back to our car, we had driven what seemed right to the mouth, I felt amazed. There was fresh coconut juice and a pineapple waiting for me and I munched away at this rare treat.

Colourful sand dunes - an exotic geological phenomena and it is to be seen to be believed!

Photo of Alexandra Falls Hiking Trail, Savanne District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Alexandra Falls Hiking Trail, Savanne District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Alexandra Falls Hiking Trail, Savanne District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Alexandra Falls Hiking Trail, Savanne District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

Next stop was Chamarel Terres Des 7 Couleurs, an exotic place and an interesting geological formation that are sand dunes of seven different colours. I saw Red, Brown, White and these are found in the Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District.

Mauritian food to delight! An Unique Taste Palate!

Photo of Chamarel, Rivière Noire District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Chamarel, Rivière Noire District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Chamarel, Rivière Noire District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Chamarel, Rivière Noire District, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

I had already spent five days in this country but I realized that I was yet to taste a full course authentic Mauritian cuisine. Kavi came to my rescue again as we stopped at the Palasis De Barbizon where I had a hearty lunch of chicken, fish, vegetables of three different varieties of dal and pickle with some orange punch.

Photo of Palais de Barbizon, Chamarel, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Palais de Barbizon, Chamarel, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Palais de Barbizon, Chamarel, Mauritius by Anuj Tikku

At the end of the meal, I heard the radio turned on and a hit Bollywood number from the film Dhoom was playing Dhoom Machale Dhoom Machale Dhoom. I got up and instantly started dancing to the tune of the music as if on cue, the cook and the waitress and even Kavi joined the party and in a few minutes, the whole restaurant was cheering us and clapping for us to go on. That was quite something and I guess the performer in me was just letting go!

Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku
Photo of Mauritian Food and the Swim in the Alexandra Fall by Anuj Tikku

Mahébourg is a sleepy fishing village and I enjoyed the calmness and serenity of the place. I have decided to extend my stay at the Coca Villa for seven more days. This will be my base and I plan to take in this Island Nation of Africa by making this my hub! I had really wanted to do this again since Male and the Andamans and Kavi has booked me for a three-day scuba diving session and I was looking forward to the deep dive at the Scuba Doo Diving Club at new Port Louis, the Capital City. It is on the famous Troux aux Biches - winner of the world leading beach destination of 2011! I am really looking forward to that dive!

Originally posted on TikkusTravelthon.in