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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  • I had imagined a well-maintained facility, instead every corner gave plastic waste. The ground in the temple was also dirty. The view alone was very good from the top temple.
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  • We drove here with the rental car. And were relatively late there so around 3pm, there we had the little temples for ourselves and our peace. Admission is free. Parking is sufficient and is also free of charge. Free-living monkeys can also be seen here.
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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
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