Seychelles: the hidden treasure

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Seychelles🇸🇨.. one of the tiniest dots on the world map. The island country in east Africa situated close to the Equator.The beauty of this hidden treasure is, tourism industry has been developed not at the expense of the environment & limiting number of visitors per year.Hence, beaches are full of  torquise blue water, white powdery sand, beautiful shells & corals, lush green palms & jungle landscapes, sometimes sea weeds but no crowd😇

Presenting the Seychelles island:-

Stamping a unique stamp on the passport..
Feeding giant tortoise on Curieuse island..
Praying in Vintage church..
Clicking photos of Victoria clock tower..
Learning and researching about the world's largest nut Coco de mer..
Entering Jurassic Park at Valle de Mai..
Astonishing at flora and fauna in Botanical garden at Victoria..
Visiting Art meuseums..
Eating delicious creol food..
Cycling up and down the hills around la digue island..
Tasting varieties of Rum at Takamaka Rum distillery..
Exploring man made Eden island..
Travelling by inter island ferries from Mahe to Praslin to La digue..
Trekking on Anse Major trail..
Snorkeling at the St Pierre island..
Walking through mangrove forest at Curieuse island..
Driving on curvy roads of Praslin island..
Lazing on popular Beau Vallon beach..
Swimming in Anse Lazio beach..
Getting lost in beautiful Sunset at  Sunset beach..
Relaxing on Bel Ombre beach..
Waking up to the sounds of Sea..
Feeling & living the beach..
Living the deam

Itinerary:-

Day 1
Bel Ombre beach
😴 Mahe

Day 2
Botanical garden, art meuseum, clock tower, church and market at Victoria
Beau Vallon beach and Sunset beach
😴Mahe

Day 3
Anse Major nature trail
Eden island
😴Mahe

Day 4
Mahe to Praslin ferry (10am)
Grand Anse beach
😴Praslin

Day 5
Curieuse island
St Pierre island
😴Praslin

Day 6
Valle de Mai nature reserve
Cote d'or beach
Anse Lazio beach
😴 Praslin

Day 7
Praslin to La digue ferry (10am)
Cycle ride to Anse soleil, Anse Formis, Anse Banane
Lunch at Chez jules restaurant
Evening at Anse source d'Argent
😴La digue

Day 8
Morning cycle rides to Grand Anse
Return ferry to Mahe (12:30pm)
Evening at Anse Takamaka
😴 Mahe

Day 9
Anse Royale
Takamaka Rum distillery
Evening to airport for return journey to Mumbai
😴 Flight

Travelled by:-
Air Seychelles
(Mumbai to Seychelles and return)
Inter island ferries
(Mahe to Praslin to La digue to back Mahe)
Public bus
(Convenient and economic way of travelling on Mahe island. The ticket is 7SCR to travel any part of the island)
Self drive car
(at Mahe and Praslin island)
Bicycle
(at La digue)

Stayed at:-
Mahe (at Bel Ombre & Anse Takamaka)
Praslin (at Grand Anse)
La digue
Booked through Agoda.com

Duration:-
10days
(4/01/2019 to 13/01/2019)

Currency:-
1 SCR =  around 5.2 INR
(There is just one center 'Mahe money exchange', near the temple at Victoria which exchanges INR. Euros are accepted widely. It's better to carry Euros from India.)

Wonders of nature at the Seychelles:-

*COCO DE MER*
As we entered the Seychelles, we got unique stamps on our passports.. further, we noticed locals wearing earrings and neckpiece of the same shape..
very curious about it, we got to learn about COCO DE MER.The French name meaning sea coconut.A cultural icon of the country.The plant resembles a palm tree with a few adaptations.Male and female plants are saperate.Pollination by wind or by endemic lizard,gecko happens throughout the year. It takes around 7 years to form a fruit on female plant.The fruit is like a huge coconut weighing 15-30kg.In the fruit there is the legendary nut covered by husk.This mysterious nut weights up to 17kg.The core of the nut is in the gel form which is edible,later it dries up.The species being endemic and rare, it's banned from eating, buying and carrying out the country.This core is exported for medical purpose.The small country is known to the world for producing the world's largest nut.

*ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE*
Rare and endemic species found in Seychelles

Coco de mer

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist

St Pierre island

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist

A walk through Mangrove forest

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist

Stunning Sunset at Sunset beach

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist

La digue

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist

Victoria clock tower..timeless beauty has witnessed the time from British protectorate island to independent country

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist

Anse Major beach

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ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE

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Grand Anse, La digue

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Mating of giant tortoise

Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist
Photo of Seychelles: the hidden treasure by Wanderer_dentist
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Can you also post about puducherry..if u have been there
Wed 02 06 19, 21:45 · Reply (1) · Report
it's in the list
Fri 02 08 19, 06:42 · Report
A very lucid and almost to the t description
Wed 02 06 19, 21:44 · Reply (1) · Report
thank you!
Fri 02 08 19, 06:42 · Report