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Seven Coloured Earth

The Seven Coloured Earth is a prominent tourist attraction in Mauritius, which is a small area of sand dunes that displays seven sand shades, including red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. Located inside the Geo Park, Chamarel Earth Park, the sand's unique colour gradient is because of the transformation of Basaltic lava to clay minerals. Further, the tropical weather conditions are the reason why all water-soluble elements have been washed out, resulting in the formation of sands.

The remains are reddish black iron and aluminum oxide and reflect in the shade of purple, blue, and cyan. Apart from it, the other colours are formed because of the various compositions. This destination is encircled by the lush forest that adds another beautiful charm to your eyes. It has become one of the best things to see in Mauritius that attracts heavy loads of tourists from different corners of the world.

You will find that a wooden fence exists around the perimeters to prevent entry into the sands. However, you can still see the colours and enjoy such an experience without facing barriers. You would be glad to know that nothing can be a barricade in front of your eyes to catch the striking colours of this geological beauty. Sunrise is the best time to visit Seven Coloured Earth in Mauritius when the sunrays glorify the park and is best to uplift your overall experience.

Overview of Seven Coloured Earth

Location Rivière Noire District in South West Mauritius.
Coastline 7 Coloured Earth Road, Chamarel, Mauritius
Things to do 1960s
Area 7,500 square meters
Timing 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Best Time to Visit  November to April
Required Time 2 hours (Approx.)
Known as Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths, Chamarel Coloured Earth


  • Experience a unique natural phenomenon of geological beauty.
  • Admire the different shades of sand and lush greenery around.
  • Enjoy photography of the surrounding area of the Seven Coloured Earth.

Entry Fee of Seven Coloured Earth

Seven Coloured Earths at Chamarel entrance fee is 273 MUR (500 INR) for adults and children between the age of 5 - 12 years is 136 MUR (250 INR). For infants, (0-4 years) tickets are not required as they are welcome free of cost. A ticket for Chamarel Earth Park allows you to explore this Geological Park where you will find unique viewpoints, Chamarel Waterfalls, Coffee shop, Souvenir shop, and Tortoise Park. In short, a visit to this park requires a ticket that gives you access to it and its attractions.  

Recommended for 

This geological park is blessed with a natural charm that surprises tourists in a multitude of ways. This park is recommended for all types of tourists as the place is a unique formation that you can't find anywhere else in the world. 

About Seven Coloured Earth

Seven Coloured Earth is a prime attraction and part of a spectacular Geo Park destination spread around 8.5 hectares. This place has a 600-million-year history and is renowned as the islands' first original geopark. The park offers a unique experience to nature admirers, geologist enthusiasts, and those who want to discover something unique about natural wonders. Besides getting insightful geology experience, the visitors can learn about nature conservation and other educational aspects. 

By visiting the Seven Coloured Earth zone in the geopark, you can witness the multi-coloured sand that spontaneously settles in different layers. You can capture the sights with your camera and admire the beautiful landscapes that are nothing less than something magical. It is open all year round and welcomes tourists from different parts of the world. After enjoying the sights of this natural beauty, the happy cafe experience awaits you. Moreover, Tortoise Park and Waterfall are other nearby attractions that you can explore near this park. 

Interesting Facts about Seven Coloured Earth

  • This park opened in 1960 and has a rich history.
  • Seven Coloured Earth is a result of the island's volcanic activity between 3.5 million and 1.9 million years ago. 
  • The coffee shop and souvenir shop are significant attractions to add more fun to your trip.
  • The colourful dunes can reach up to 15 m thick.
  • The dune contains traces of ancient geo-climatic activity.
  • You can see the swirling patterns of the multi-coloured dunes formed due to rain over thousands of years.

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FAQS About Seven Coloured Earth

Q: How was the Seven Coloured Earth Formed in Mauritius?

Ans: The multicoloured sand of Mauritius is formed due to evolved basaltic lava to clay minerals. Apart from it, the coloured dunes are linked with rill development and topsoil removal, and vegetation's systematic elimination. The swirling lines of sand formed due to torrential rain make it a fantastic sight to witness.

Q: Is there any age restriction for entry to Seven Coloured Earth?

Ans: No! There is no age restriction to entry to Seven Coloured Earth. In fact, for infants, there is no entry fee as well to enjoy a tour of this park. However, children above 4 years old and adults must purchase a ticket.

Q: Do I need to book my ticket for Seven Coloured Earth in Advance?

Ans: There is no need to book your ticket in advance as you can purchase it at the entry point. However, booking your tour package in advance is recommended, including your access to enjoy a hassle-free tour in Mauritius.

Q: Can I enjoy a picnic inside the Seven Coloured Earth?

Ans: Unfortunately, you are not allowed to enjoy a picnic as it is restricted inside this geological park of Mauritius. But, you can enjoy some happy cafe experiences at the park, which has a coffee shop and some souvenir shops.

Q: What is the area of this 7 Coloured Earth in Mauritius?

Ans: This astonishing land of natural beauty is spread over 7,500 square meters. You can also find informative panels (on the wooden fences surrounding the sands) to get detailed information on the same.