The word 'gorgeous', used for describing the Seychelles islands, in all its senses is an understatement. Seychelles is not your usual hippy kind of tropical island, The beaches here are more sedate, more composed, and almost make you feel guilty if you only just whispered. The uninterrupted silence
surely is the best medicine to a weary mind.
Situated nearly 1,500 kilometers east of mainland Africa, Seychelles is an archipelago nation that comprises of 115 gorgeous islands.
The total area covered by all islands together is only 451 km2 which makes it one of the smallest countries in the world. It also has the least population among all countries of Africa. The islands are divided in different groups. There are 42 granitic islands, 29 coral islands in Amirantes group, 13 coral islands in Farquhar Group and 67 raised coral islands in the Aldabra Group. Almost all islands in the country are slightly mountainous.
There is no denying that beaches are by far the most attractive feature of Seychelles. The never ending stretches of white sand, strewn with gigantic granite bolders, and occassionally watered by the crystal clear waves and not a soul in sight, are good enought to mesmerize anyone. But don't deny yourself opportunities for a lot more to be seen and experienced in the lush hills and mountains in the inside of the islands. Some find Seychelles slightly expensive, but that is a feeling that just vanishes away once they start exploring. Besides, visiting a paradise while still alive, is simply priceless.
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles which is situated on the north-eastern side of the famous Mahe island. It might the largest city of the country but it is among the tiniest capitals in the world. Like all other parts of the country, Victorica too is a natural stunner. However, there is a lot of histroy, colonial past, and culture to be seen in this capital city. The main attractions of the city are Victoria Botanical Garden, Victoria National Museum of History, The Courthouse and Victoria Natural History Museum. Also do not miss out on shopping in the famous Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market. Other cities of Seychelles are Anse Boileau, Anse Royale and Cascade. [-]