is centrally located in the island of Mauritius and is stretched over the south western borders of the Indian Ocean. Curepipe, one of the busiest cities, ranking second among the most important cities of Mauritius.
This city in the Plaines Wilhems district is placed at an altitude of 1466 feet above the sea level. The latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates of the city are 20° 19'0S and 57° 31'0E respectively. The nearby towns of Curepipe include La Marie, Bagatelle, Floreal, Hermitage, Camp Fouquereaux, Midlands, Ville d'Apray and Nouvelle France. The climate in Curepipe remains moderate almost throughout the year. The rainfall in the city is quite high.
The most convenient way to reach Curepipe from foreign countries is to take flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. This airport in Plaisance is located to the east of Curepipe. The tourists can reach Curepipe from this airport by availing buses or taxis.
One of the must visit places in Curepipe include Trou aux Cerfs. From this crater, the tourists can view the western section of the Mauritius island. The other major attractions at Curepipe include
- Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation
- New George V stadium placed at the Forest-Side district of Curepipe
- Royal College Curepipe
- Saint Joseph's College
- Carnegie library built by the Carnegie Foundation in the year 1917
- Curepipe Botanical Gardens
The flora of Curepipe in Mauritius is rich in minerals thus giving birth to the lush green forests of conifer woods. There are lovely market places full of fresh vegetables and flowers and the city is also the homeland to many schools and tertiary institutions. There are large number of shops, which have been exempted from any duty charge.
There are large options of comfortable accommodations in the town. Few of the renowned hotels in Curepipe include Shanghai Hotel, Mandarin Hotel.