Viewpoint of the mountains
There is an impressive viewpoint of the mountains of the Black River Gorges National Park along the journey to Chamarel. There are signposts along the road to tell you where the viewpoints and waterfalls are, so you don't have to worry that you will miss them.
Entrance fees of Chamarel
In order to enter into the road to the Chamarel Falls and the multi-coloured earth, you have to pay an entrance fee of 60 Mauritian rupees (slightly more than US$2).
There are some monkeys at the mountain viewpoint of the Black River Gorges National Park. These monkeys are playful but do not approach so close to them as they will turn aggressive.
View of the coast & sea
Because Mauritius is not a very big island, you can have a good view of the coast and sea from some of the viewpoints of the Black River Gorges National Park on a clear day.
Waterfalls and mountains
There are several waterfalls and many green mountains in the Black River Gorges National Park. Generally, the southern part of Mauritius is mountainous whereas the northern part is flat.
Besides the famous Chamarel Falls, you can also visit the Alexandra Falls at the Black River Gorges National Park. There is a signboard along the road to tell you where is the waterfall.
The Multi-Coloured Earth at Chamarel
Another famous nature spot is the multi-coloured earth near to the Chamarel Falls. The natural colours of the earth are very impressive.
This is the most spectacular waterfall in Mauritius and not to be missed when you are on the island.