Capital on a small scale
Anyone eager for a little more action, or a brief change from all the fabulous nature, is encouraged to visit Victoria. Having said that, with just 25,000 inhabitants and just two sets of traffic lights, the island capital exudes a rather laid-back vibe. The town’s most impressive edifice is the Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple, built in 1992 for the 5000 Hindus on the island of Mahé. The temple features a colourful and richly adorned roof, and is an eye-catcher for any photographer. By the way, the currency of the Seychelles is the rupee. It is worth paying with the local currency as, although euros and dollars are accepted in many places, visitors using foreign currencies often end up paying higher prices.