Article by Pyasakumar
The calming cobalt blue waters lined with white beaches dotted with palm and coconut trees, cascading waterfalls amongst the picturesque landscapes, deep sea dives to explore the peaceful underwater lives, horse riding on scenic trails, skydiving from astounding heights, walking in the blossomed botanical gardens and so much more to see, feel and experience in this beauty rolled with fun island country of Mauritius.
A tour to Mauritius is the perfect way to spend a holiday filled with leisure laced with fun. In this peaceful island laze around in the snow white beaches soaking up the sun, go for a swim in the Indian Ocean, go for a trek seeking out cascading waterfalls, go a horse ride into the picturesque wild, skydive and have an adrenaline rush.
The list of things to do and see in this small island is quite large and Mauritius tourism headlines a few of the leisurely as well as adrenaline rushing activities for you such as:-
Sky diving- this is one of the must do things here, have a birds eye view of the wonderful island and be amazed by what you see. Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as you plummet down from an incredible height with the winds roaring as you make your fall. The staff who take you for sky diving are really professional and safety is first with them. This is once in a lifetime experience that you should definitely try out here in Mauritius.
Waterfalls- this island has been blessed by wonderful cascading waterfalls which is sure to catch your attention with its clear waters. One of the best known waterfalls is the Chamarel waterfall which is also the highest waterfall in the island. The water fall cascades almost 100 meters down with the picturesque scenic beauty to add to its charm.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Botanic garden- spanning over 60 acres of land this majestic botanical garden is a plant lover’s paradise. Take long walks in these gardens taking time to see the exquisite beauty of the flora here. This garden also has a huge pond with lilies that will blow your mind; also there are many different species of palms here.
Safaris- with the flora done its time to se a bit of the fauna present here. The safari lion encounters provides you with an experience of a lifetime by letting you interact with lions and tigers. This is definitely an experience that you can boast about to your friends.
There is also a crocodile park here which also houses tortoises and has wonderful insectariums. The park is a great place to visit and spend time in with your family and children.
Beaches- without the beaches being mentioned the beauty of Mauritius is incomplete. The pristine beaches here are well known for its beauty and picturesque views. Take a stroll in these beaches and watch the sun go down into the ocean colouring the horizon with beautiful shades.
This small island off the coast of Africa is a must visit for all lovers of beauty, water, sand, sun, forests and fun. Plan a Mauritius trip and have the time of your life with fun in the sun along with the canopy of trees to shade you when you think its too hot.
Some cool ponds white beauty images:
Pink in the Park
Image by Steve-h
There is an absolutely wonderful planting of flowers on a slope overlooking the pond in Bushy Park, Dublin.
Image by Thorsten Becker
The sun has been captured, her power subdued.
Barred behind thick clouds she gleams but faintly
As winter, the bitter conqueror, grips her realm with icy blows.
Branches bend under his heavy hand
And lakes’ and rivers’ lively motions
Are halted by his freezing words.
All is silent as through biting winds his demands are uttered
That all which is alive now stop its carefree doings.
Yet, his heart is tender as he searches through frozen time
And turning to the sun he earnestly confess’
“Much I desire the beauty of your realm, to touch but once it’s tender face.
To keep it from fading my heart so achingly wants, that I may stop time eternally, you see.”
Thus sun in her sweet warmth replies
“Too well I understand your noble deeds my love, but I plead with you to reconsider. For the beauty of life is its easy coming and going. Do not fret, the things that fade will be reborn.”
Winter answers with humble words
“Your light I cannot bear for long as darkness is my elixir. But your bindings I shall loosen that some of your light will soften my spells so harsh, and life may cheer in your presence and rove about but once again.”
Hence winter declares that the sun shall rise to bring promise of a brighter day
That dreariness may fade and beauty thrive as sounds of life echo across white lands.
© Thorsten Becker
Pools of Lace 6/10/11
Image by dianecordell
"This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready
to break my heart
as the sun rises,
as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers
and they open -
pools of lace,
white and pink -
and all day the black ants climb over them,
boring their deep and mysterious holes
into the curls,
craving the sweet sap,
taking it away
to their dark, underground cities -
and all day
under the shifty wind,
as in a dance to the great wedding,
the flowers bend their bright bodies,
and tip their fragrance to the air,
their red stems holding
all that dampness and recklessness
gladly and lightly,
and there it is again -
beauty the brave, the exemplary,
Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?
Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,
and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,
with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling,
to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are