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We pulled over on a whim to see what this body of water that we were passing was, and I'm glad we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Even for non-hindus interesting to look at. Your guide will explain to you, what people use this... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We pulled over on a whim to see what this body of water that we were passing was, and I'm glad we did. A large body of water with little stands for people to give offerings of some kind. Walked past about 5 groups of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even for non-hindus interesting to look at. Your guide will explain to you, what people use this temple for and everything about its history. As luck would have it, we were there while a wedding was going on and were able to witness that.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an important place to so many islanders. We felt very honoured to be able to share the experience. So calm and serene a real chance to reflect on life.truly amazing

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although there are many tourists I was amazed with the open and friendly attitude of the Hindi. The atmosphere is very serene and quiet. If only every religion was so peacefull.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was on a very wet afternoon and it was very misty. I would like to go back on a clear day. The lack of visitors however meant it was so peaceful and tranquil. It is free to enter and walk around etc. you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our day trip through the southwest and the center of this island we had to see this 33 m (108 ft) tall sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva standing with his Trishula (trident) at the entrance of Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin), a crater lake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The idols of Durga and shiv ji are a one time see. They are not huge and nothing spectacular purely from tourists view point. The temple is nice and calm and silent. From a religious point of view, it is a good place to go....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place. Good trip for tourists as they can book 1full day to do Mare aux vacoas reservoir, then go to Grand Bassin. Then you get Alexandra falls. Then you have the amazing view of Black river gorges. then finally do chamarel 7coloured earth. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Being an indian I wanted to visit this place. Pond surrounded by templates and felt true inner peace.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Out of festivals, this place is very calm and you can enjoy a stroll just by yourself or accompannied by couple of monkeys. Teples close quite early, so come before 3pm.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paulina K
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Bibi B
27 January 2018|
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Response from Ishara S | Reviewed this property |
It is in Mauritius, hopefully and upgrade is done before you get there
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.
20 December 2016|
Response from CdhiH | Reviewed this property |
within 500 USD .. I guess