You may have had a glimpse of Madagascar from the eyes of Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria, but this island nation off the east coast of Africa is way better when explored in real-life. The cool season nears its end and warm temperatures take over – September is the best time to visit this exotic destination! Besides the weather, September is also your last chance to spot the humpback whales. The rodents, lizards, lemurs and chameleons are all out from hiding after hibernating in the cold August.

Where To Go?

The island itself is a one-of-a-kind in the world. But, when it comes to exploring the island the parks are where you’ll find the soul of the country. The Ranomafana National Park is where you’ll find lemurs and hot water springs. The Isalo National Park is where deep canyons, gorges and bizarre ridges make for major attractions. The rugged terrain and natural pools make this one popular among visitors.

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Humpback Whales spotted in the early days of September. Credit: World Wildlife Fund.

There’s a distinct image of the landscape of trees that has almost become a representation of the Madagascar. One look and you know what we’re talking about. The Allee Des Baobabs. The majestic baobab trees, some of which are 1000 years old are huge with branches fanning out from their tops making them look like the roots of the sky. You get to see these wonders at one place on a small stretch of road between Morondova and Belo-Sur-Tsiribihina. The best time to visit would be the sunrise or sunset. A view like that and you know you’ve seen everything there is to see!

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What To Eat?

Madagascar was once a French colony, and besides the language, the French also left behind their love for croissants! You’re going to find lots of them in this African jungle. To get the authentic taste of Malagasy cuisine, do try the Romazava, a rice dish made of leaves, herbs, spices and pieces of beef and pork.

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Deets

Average Ticket Price from Mumbai to Madagascar (Antananarivo): Between ₹ 25,000 and ₹ 45,000 (One Way)
Average Duration: 9-10 hours (Non-stop)

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