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Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

Savanne District, Mauritius
+230 5779 0976
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A very serene and pleasant place

A very beautiful location ideally located in a picturesque spot. The place was wet when we reached... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Navi Mumbai, India
Heaven on Earth The Ganag Talo

Very peaceful and serene place. Feels like you walking on most sacred ground. no segregation of... read more

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very beautiful location ideally located in a picturesque spot. The place was wet when we reached the place . Had a pleasant outing.

Thank Venkatesh6660
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very peaceful and serene place. Feels like you walking on most sacred ground. no segregation of tourists. enjoy the spiritual surroundings. the Priest was truly welcoming and performed special spiritual blessing for our group. Beautiful lake and also the Hanuman statue in the Hanuman temple...More

Thank shirleyr704
Reviewed 6 days ago

I do not agree that only followers of the Hindu faith will gain anything from visiting this site. Apart from the religious aspects, Ganga Taloa is awe inspiring. The site is the most holy site for Hindus of Mauritius and is a place of pilgrimage...More

Thank Seatroutfisher-1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a Hindu temple on a very grand scale and would be of great attraction to people of that faith. It is not, however, of any great interest to people of other faiths. Nevertheless it is attractively situated around a lake and monkeys gambol around...More

Thank 303gilesr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from a country with a completely different religion, Christianity, Eastern Orthodox, it was extremely interesting for us to see the most important Hindu place in Mauritius: a large lake with water and fish brought all the way from the Ganga in India, with the...More

Thank Krasimir K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the South West Tour with Vick Tour Belle Mare. The Grand Bassan (known as Holy lake) was included in our itinerary. The weather wasn't good but we could take some photos. You can visit inside the temple.

Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

upon your arrival, you are greeted by a massive 108ft tall mahadev idol which watches over you. further is a temple complex and then the grand basin. the waters are clear and the entire environment is serene and quiet. on the other side is the...More

Thank Jai B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, serene and religious location. Lot of beautiful temples and statues of Gods and Goddesses.

Thank Harmik Singh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend anyone to visit the Grand Bassin Temple in Mauritius. Several devotees are found praying to Hindu deities, offering of fruits and lights scent incense, creating a spiritual atmosphere in the calm and tranquil surrounding. Due to the abundance of fruits on...More

1  Thank Avi G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our taxi driver took us here, and was superb in explaining the meaning of each of the statues. Beautiful place with loads of monkeys running around. Most are friendly however one chased us off, which was hilarious.

Thank MrECustomer
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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?
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
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