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Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

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Address: Savanne District, Mauritius
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Quite different from Indian temples - no prasad & no hustling. Very serene and tranquil place to visit and take pictures around the lake.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a hindu south african, i was honoured and blessed to visit such a holy place. Please tourists dress appropiately when visiting and worshipping god respect god as he is the supreme ruler. i was very disappointed seeing guess,from INDIA with daughters from india dressed in the skimpy mini skirts and stillettos, this outfit is perffect for clubs not places... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite different from Indian temples - no prasad & no hustling. Very serene and tranquil place to visit and take pictures around the lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous for Maha Shivaratree festival in Feb/Mar each year. Hindus seem to make a pilgrimage to the small temples and altars located on the shore. In addition to the 115ft high Shiva statue already there and a Durga statue is under construction. Peaceful and calming extinct volcano vent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. The smell of incense and chant of mantras fill the air and you feel at peace along with the serene lake surrounding the temple. The big Shiv idol on the way adds to the feel. One would feel that a visit to Mauritius would have mostly beaches and rain forests and this was a surprise thrown in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happen to visit this spiritual place during the once a year (5 days) Shiva. 500,000 Hindu participate in the pilgrimage. We were welcomed by everyone and people were more than happy to explain the rituals that were taking place. Lots of free food too! It is a pilgrimage that takes place in March where people come to Grand Bassin... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our stay in Mauritius we did plan lot of local visits and this place was one of them and all of us were happy to visit this peaceful place and also saw the 108 ft tall Mahavir statue. Must visit place for tourists

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there for the Maha Shivaratree last week. It remains a spiritual place. The statue at the entrance is amazing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty and smelly place worth paying a visit only if you don't have anything better to do. You can take here several colorfull photos for instagram but that's all. Visit of 30 minutes is enough and the smell of holly cows kept in the tample will soak into your cloaths so make sure to take another set to change it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit and for spiritual activities. With the huge statue of Lord Shiva approx 108 ft high at the entrance. One will already feel the high spirituality and devotion at Ganga Taloa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 2nd visit here and it was even more beautiful. The Shiva statue was being built on our last visit and is now complete and stunning,with a new one now being built nearby this means we need to re visit :) . All the statues around the lake had been decorated for an upcoming festival and they were stunning. We... More 

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