Cool and Calm

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Kiran Ragoo

"La Cave Madame" is a partially ruined lava tunnel, situated 7 meters underground. It is 5 metres large and has a height varying between 2 to 4 metres. The formation of this lava tunnel can be traced back to a volcanic eruption which took place more than 25,000 years ago. The crystal clear water present at the end of the cave was used by women, in the past, to do the washing, hence the name of the cave. Experiencing the cool and calmness inside the cave would be a good escape out of a hot summer day and the sound of water dripping from the cave roof is really soothing.

Location: Roches-Noires, Plaine des Roches, Mauritius


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