Mauritius is a group of islands off the southeast coast of the African continent in the Indian Ocean. It is named after the Dutch Prince of Orange, Maurice. It is member of the Commonwealth and the African Union. English is widely spoken. People of Indian descent make around 68% of the population of the country. People from other countries like China, France and Great Britain also constitute the population, in addition to people from the African continent and the East African island nation of Madagascar. It is not without reason that Amity Institute of Higher Education has its campus in the city of Ebene. The capital city is Port Louis. The currency is Mauritian Rupee.
Mauritius is a home away from home for Indian students. Courses are available in almost every discipline. The diversity of Mauritius provides the student with a competitive edge that can only be had when you study in a nation which is hub for tourism which accounts for 72% of its Gross Domestic Product(GDP), transport equipment, etc. It ranks 25th in the ease of doing business. It is Africa’s most competitive economy.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, will captivate you with its giant lily ponds with tadpoles and frogs. Tamarind falls or The Seven Cascades are waterfalls situated at the height of 290 metres, which will soothe your senses with its pleasant greenery surrounding them. Not to forget the beaches which are always teaming with tourists and residents alike to take advantage of its scenic beauty. The cuisine is quite similar to Indian and Asian food and as such, it is quite appetising. Snacks such as sev, and food such as dholl puri and roti chaud(hot roti) are quite popular. Biryani, cooked with chicken, mutton or vegetables, similar to the biryani cooked in India, is a must-have.
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