Things to do in Seychelles
Officially known as Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market, Victoria Market is literally the centre of Victoria, Seychelles. Originally built in 1840 and later renovated in 1990. Its architecture is a blend of the old colonial design with a touch of present, contemporary Seychelles culture. Victoria Market is the go to place to buy local fruits and vegetable. You can also buys a multitude of tropical spices and colourful freshly catch fishes daily.
Victoria Market typically opens from 4am to around 4pm depending on the size of the crowd. Victoria Market Car park is the closest parking facility , also locally known as the “Car Park Taxi Pirate” because of the large amount of un-licensed taxi stationed there.
The Victoria Hindu Temple
Consecrated in May 1992, Arulmigu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple, locally known as the Victoria Hindu Temple. It is one of the main attraction of Victoria. Arulmigu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple is located on the Quincy Street, next to the Victoria Market Car Park. It is the only Hindu temple in Seychelles. Since 1999 it has Ganesha as the presiding deity. The Taippoosam Kavadi Festival has been performed there since 1993. This festival has gained massive popularity as a national festival. Consequently as from 1998 the Government has declared it to be a holiday for Hindus
Seychelles National Botanical Garden
Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, is locally known as the Mont Fleuri Botanical Gardens. First established in 1901 by Mr. Paul Evenor Rivalz Dupont. Most importantly, it is one of the oldest Seychelles National Monument, dating back to more than a century. It covers an area of over 5 acres. Large variety of endemic and exotic and medicinal plants can be found on its ground. It also houses one of the largest colony of land Tortoise on Mahe.
Entrance Fee: SCR100
Takamaka Bay Rum Distillery
Takamaka Bay Rum Distillery is house in an old Colonial house at La Plaine St. Andre. La Plain St Andre was built in 1792 and was best known for its cinnamon and patchouli distilleries. The d’Offay family now owns and run by . They make the universally known Takamaka Bay rum.
The gardens also house a variety of medicinal plants, herbs and tropical fruits.
You can also enjoy their Creole Cuisine restaurant. They serves the freshest goods from their garden along with daily catch from local fisherman.
End your day with a rum tour along with the memorable rum tasting experience.