The 7-Colored Sands Of Chamarel, Mauritius

This place baffles the experts and has started attracting tourists!

Ever visited the African country of Mauritius? It is an island nation east of Madagascar in the southwestern corner of the Indian Ocean that was the only known habitat of the now-extinct Dodo bird. Mauritius has long-since had a reputation as a very beautiful island and renowned for its many waterfalls, such as the famous 83 meter (272 foot) Chamarel Falls. However a discovery in the 1960’s is now beginning to change all of that and making the region famous for something completely different and unlike anywhere else on earth…

The Chamarel Waterfall in Mauritius is a beautiful and popular tourist destination
Chamarel Waterfall

It is the breathtakingly beautiful yet strangely unexplainable seven-colored earth of Chamarel (or 7-colored sands of Chamarel) and is quickly becoming a perplexing tourist attraction. The sand that is distinctly different colors, including red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow.

The breathtakingly beautiful yet strangely unexplainable seven-colored earth of of Chamarel, #Mauritius #traveltips #unique #oneofakind #incredible #travel #offbeat #chamarel #holidaze #geology

  According to geologists the colored sand was created from clay made of lava cooling off at different times, which effectively caused seven different colors of sand to form. But the mystery does not stop there, it only gets stranger…

The rainbow seven-colored earth of Chamarel, Mauritius are a geological wonder and unexplained by geologists
The rainbow 7-colored sands of Mauritius are a geological wonder and unexplained by geologists

  When you take all the colors and mix them together, they will naturally separate and rejoin the correct color grouping that they belong to! Countless experiments have been done, sand has been shaken and mixed together in a test tube, but a couple days later it has separated into individual bands of like colors. Scientists who have studied this are still mystified! And what if I were to say it gets even crazier than that?


The 7-colored sands of Mauritius are a geological wonder and unexplained by geologists
The 7-colored rainbow sands of Mauritius are a geological wonder and unexplained by geologists

  Chamarel Falls and the seven-colored earth of Mauritius are part of   The HoliDaze Utlimate Travel Blogger’s Bucket List

Mauritius is becoming famous because of the 7-colored sands of Chamarel, aka the 7-colored earth
Behold!! The mysterious 7-colored sands of Chamarel

Despite the torrential downpours that occur with the wet season every year, the sand sand experiences no absolutely erosion! It has actually now been cordoned off and people are prevented from walking on it or disturbing it — they instead must be content to experience the view from the over-looking platform.

Heard of the 7-colored sands of Chamarel before?

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"Some people eat, others try therapy. I travel."   Cultural enthusiast. Adrenaline junkie. Eater of strange foods. Chasing unique and offbeat adventures around the world since 2008. Derek loves going to new destinations where he does not speak a word of the local language and must communicate with hand gestures, or places where he is forced to squat awkwardly to poo -- supposedly its healthier and more efficient. For more information (about Derek, not squat pooing) including popular posts and videos, check out his bio.

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