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Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

Savanne District, Mauritius
+230 5779 0976
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Sacred place

The big lake, the monuments, the aromas and the offerings took our attention. Since we are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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sacred place which gives you inner peace

Its a temple with a calm environment.You can enter inside. There are lots of fish in the water, you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hyderabad, India
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Savanne District, Mauritius
+230 5779 0976
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The big lake, the monuments, the aromas and the offerings took our attention. Since we are christians we tried to be discreet and not to disturb the believers. If you visit in winter bring something warm!

Thank Aikasmy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a temple with a calm environment.You can enter inside. There are lots of fish in the water, you can feed them. There is a very big statue of Lord Sive and Durga Mata. There are washrooms outside. You can cover the place in 30...More

Thank Soumiyamr
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited this lake as part of the colourful south tour with Summertimes. I had never been anywhere like this before, and the statues of Shiva and his wife were well worth a visit. They have been intricately carved and have a...More

1  Thank Piperley9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a cloudy and partly rainy day. Shiva statue was nicely partly obscured and revealing itself fully only sometimes. Shiva statue here is 3rd tallest in the world and obviously tallest in Mauritius. About 200m from statues and down some stairs is...More

1  Thank mWrite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thursday 28th September we visited here as part of our Colourful South Tour, booked through the Thomson Rep in our hotel, RIU Le Morne.  This is considered to be the most sacred Hindu site in Mauritius, Ganga Talao, commonly known as Grand Bassin. A crater...More

3  Thank David D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ganga talao was part of our scenic south tour..its a beautiful place..we spent some time here since it had a pond filled with water and a wonderful breeze was blowing across..

1  Thank ankurkandoi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is part of the South tour. The tour agents make a complete fool out of you. The way they make a hue and cry about it, you would expect something really grand.. but the lake is not even clean and neither are the surroundings.....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was for the first time in this kind of place. We were very impressed by this traditions and practices.

Thank Madalina_C8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga Ma.. bless every one here. I have been here for last three times and feel blessed every time i come here. Must visit here!

Thank Malgudiboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for people without any historical background is quite difficult to grasp the meaning of lots of ceremonies, symbols, statues etc. But despite it's still worth to visit it as its really special beautiful religious place. There are many funny monkeys walking around but some of...More

Thank Yanik M
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1 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
20 December 2016|
Response from Cdhi H | Reviewed this property |
within 500 USD .. I guess