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Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles

Victoria is the largest town of Seychelles and one of the smallest capital cities of the world. The town is located on Mahe island, the major holiday island in Seychelles and shelters around one – third of the total population of this country.

Victoria and all the places around the town offer excellent opportunities to involve in interesting pursuits. Most of the city has been rebuilt and except few buildings like courthouse and main post office, which still have the colonial character, everything has changed from the original outpost. One can visit the Natural History Museum or the National History museum for an insight into lifestyles of a bygone era.

Other attractions in the city of Victoria include a clocktower modelled on that of Vauxhall Clock Tower in London, England, the Courthouse, the Victoria Botanical Gardens, the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market.

Things to See & Do

* Petite Anse – beach
* Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden
* Diving & snokelling
* Covedar Craft Centre
* Natural History Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Language – French, English, Seychellois Creole
Population – 80,000 approx
Land Area – 155 km²
Electricity –2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 248

Port Location – The port is located in the capital city, Victoria.

Travel Links –There is no airport on La Digue, so to get there from a different country, one has to fly to Victoria, take the ferry to Praslin and then take another ferry to La Digue.

The only international gateway to the Seychelles is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) near Victoria. Flights are available from Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dubai, Doha, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi.

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