Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin, Mauritius

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Visit Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin, a crater lake and place of pilgrimage for Hindus in the country and farther afield. Located in a remote mountainous region, the lake lies at 649 m (1,800 ft) above sea level and has drawn worshippers since 1898, when a group from the village of Triolet first made the journey here. You'll find an impressive statue of the Hindu god Shiva, standing 33 m (108 ft) tall against the backdrop of the shimmering lake, as well as two main temples, each attractively adorned with religious symbols, and splashed with color that complements the natural surroundings. Arrange to visit Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin and other attractions in Mauritius using our Mauritius attractions site .
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  • The Hindu temple of Ganga Talao is well worth a visit. Although popular with tourists, there is a chance to see the faithful during their prayers and understand a little of the Hindu religion. Impressive!
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  • This is one of the worst places I have visited. Lake is not scared, full of rubbish and banana skins which were are meant to feed the “gods”. How about feed the dogs that roam around, malnourished and...  more »
  • What a nice place, good place to know about Hindu and their traditions, it’s quiet and peaceful, the view is amazing, the lake is beautiful, it’s so busy by the end of January and the beginning of Feb...  more »
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  • Such a nice and beautiful religious place. if you are from India you will like you are in a temple in India itself. Must visit place for tourist visiting Mauritius. You will feel as if you are in India. The place is well maintained and worth visiting. Overall a nice experience to see such a place in a foreign country. Very religious and pious place.
  • A religion place. You can feel the piece and the Gods. Very peaceful place and coconuts are everywhere :-D
  • Very very nice sacred lake with huge lord shiva statue Seagull big game fishing recommended
  • A very peaceful place...the nature is everywhere...and you can feel the holy vibes....
  • "Atop, the panoramic view of this divinely orchestrated crater lake enraptures each and every of its spectators. This chef-d'oeuvre is even more magnified with the presence of gusts of winds flurrying enchantingly."
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