In the beautifully named Pamplemousses (grapefruits) region in the northwest of Mauritius stands Triolet, an authentic Creole city surrounded by greenery and idyllic landscapes. At the heart of this picturesque village is the Hindu temple Maheswarnath, the largest of the island.
Take off your shoes and remove any leather objects to explore this place of worship and to appreciate its joyful, colourful architecture. At night, it's not just the stars that sparkle: every year in November, Diwali (the ‘festival of lights') is in full swing. Houses and streets are adorned with decorations, and food abounds.