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Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

Savanne District, Mauritius
+230 5779 0976
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A sacred place in the middle of nature

A prayer place for Hindus, mostly animated during the Maha Shiv Ratree festival in February where... read more

Reviewed yesterday

We went as part of a day long tour - it is a very peaceful and tranquil place. We stopped to take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Savanne District, Mauritius
+230 5779 0976

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Reviewed yesterday

A prayer place for Hindus, mostly animated during the Maha Shiv Ratree festival in February where thousands of devotees converge there.

Thank VishDem
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went as part of a day long tour - it is a very peaceful and tranquil place. We stopped to take photos of the Shiva and Parvati statues which are on a breathtaking scale. The area is in the middle of the rainforest so...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Hindu holy sight is a must see. We drove over in our rental car and there was ample parking. There are a lot of wild monkeys around which are very cool, but if you're scared of them I could see it being a problem....More

Thank Annique D
Reviewed 1 week ago

So peaceful and relief to be there. I was there for the first time with my husband and believe it was really good

Thank Natachasophie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A serene place where all Gods are under one roof, where spirituality is in the air. And calm lake with lot of fish. Close to the lake is a huge Shivji statue as well. A must visit place to pay respects to all the Gods

Thank FMK95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed every minute of this trip, looking at the holy lake, all the statues of gods. We did this as part of a day trip to the south of the island.

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before going to Mauritius we heard so much about how Shivratri is one of the biggest festival that is celebrated out there. But after visiting Ganga Talao, you will get a sense of the magnitude of the power of Shiva in Mauritius. Ganga Talao was...More

Thank esravinder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide brought us here and we didn't regret this. It is a good place to visit to get a feeling of the hindu tradition and worshipping rituals. Statues are nice and you can join a ceremony if you want. Would be interesting to visit...More

Thank Sander_Yoho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the day is not accompanied and the rain was strong at times, the visit is a must, temples to visit and meditate, the lake itself is beautiful, the views, the great statue of the entrance and the other that are finishing, Excellent and necessary...More

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake and surrounding temples and shrines were a wonderful place to visit. It is such a tranquil place, I can understand fully why it is holy to the people of Mauritius. It made for a lovely walk involving some interactions with the monkeys as...More

Thank Lukemwd
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visiting tomorrow but unsure of whether I should draw cash our for it? are there donation boxes at each statue? what is a reasonably amount to give FYI England is £1 so would 50rs be okay?
2 April 2017|
Response from Dusoye | Reviewed this property |
Any amount you feel can be given as donation. You can also donate some fruits and inscent sticks also.
Jayanthi K
I would like to visit during the MahaSivaratri celebration and join in the prayers at the Siva temple, which falls on the 24/2/2017. I need a transport from and back to the Airport and also for 1 week tour of the Island plus 3 star hotels (bed and breakfast) during my stay, planed for 2 persons. Please quote the total cost in USD.
20 December 2016|
Response from Cdhi H | Reviewed this property |
within 500 USD .. I guess
Hi Ugenmtg is this temple anywhere near Silver Hotel?
25 February 2016|
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