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Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

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Address: Savanne District, Mauritius
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Auspicious place for the Hindu faith

This beautiful lake turned into a big Hindu prayer place is nice and serene.it is said to be connected through the sea to the Ganges river

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mohmeena M
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Johannesburg, South Africa

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this place in november 2016.. that time it was quiet deserted and the roads looked beautiful... it's a peaceful place .... if you don't visit it in the month of feb.. then surely it is ... feb is a little crowded because of mahashivratri....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful lake turned into a big Hindu prayer place is nice and serene.it is said to be connected through the sea to the Ganges river

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This will be a good 30 min time spent while on the way to your south tour, there is also a grand lake (talao) near the Temple the attraction is huge shiva statue

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Ranchi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ganga Talao is a crater lake adjoining the largest Hindu temple based in Mauritius. One can find statues of most of the hindu gods in the campus. Devotees offers ganga jal in the Talao during Shivratris. Though religious, it is very popular travel destination among Indian tourists in Mauritius. It also feels good after feeding small fishes in the basin.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only visit of you are religious, otherwise there isn't much for you to do. It's a religious place (Hindu Religion).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you arrive you are hit with incredible statues. I would suggest visiting when there are events going on. We visited on New Year's eve and it was amazing to see the different people coming over to share prayers and give worship. The place itself has amazing views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend that you visit this place of pilgrimage even if you're not a Hindu as it is a peaceful and interesting place with plenty of history. Even though every corners of this place is filled with Hindu divinities and idols, many of the priest would be more than happy for you to partake in the hourly/daily rituals and... More 

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Kolhapur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very spiritual and good place..almost all hindu Gods at one place..must visit place and specially during MahaShivratri week..you ll get spiritual touch to your trip.. and u can see many monkeys having fun around..the lake is very scenic..go for it!!!!

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Kozhikode, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very peaceful and spiritual place. Temple is good with so many deity statue. Sound of priest chantting mantra is different experience. Walk around the is good experience. Go in early morning or evening with want to avoid sun.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ganga talao is named after the water of holy river Ganga was mixed with the Talao at Grand Bassin as explained by our guide. It's a center of holy attraction where large no. of pilgrimage visit during festival of Maha Shivratri here around march-april. A 108 feet tall Lord Shiva idol can be viewed which is very nicely put around... More 

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