Our memories once again wander to beautiful Mauritius with its lush foliage and beautiful coast line. There is a gorgeous waterfall in the Chamarel village, by many considered the most beautiful waterfall on the island. Three distinct streams plunge 83 metres down into the gorge. A beautiful place to stop by. Few steps away the “seven-coloured earth” of Chamarel, a geological curiosity, beacons. It is a small area of a mini-desert located within a large, dense forest. The earth is created by volcanic lava that cooled at different temperatures and at different rates, creating rocks of various chemical patterns and colours. The rocks were then pulverized into sands with various shades of red, brown, grey, yellow, and purple.Rains had carved beautiful patterns of many colours into the hillside. It is said that sands of Chamarel have the amazing property of settling into distinct layers: if you take a handful of each of the seven different colours of dirt and mix them together, they’d eventually separate into a colourful spectrum, each dot of sand rejoining its colour caste.