Mauritius is a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean and it is famous for its beautiful beaches lagoons and reefs. The capital Port Louis blends foreign influences like the Eureka plantation and 18th century botanical garden or Pamplemousses Garden and SSR botanical garden. This is the oldest botanical garden of the southern hemisphere. The botanical garden is famous for its giant water lilies and unique varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and other islands of the Indian Ocean. Port Louis was built in 18th century and is surrounded by a mountain range. It has waterfronts and French style tall buildings. There is grand basin which is also known as Ganga Talao and is famous for Hindu pilgrimage. Visit Chamarel Park with Chamarel Falls.