Grand Bassin
Grand Bassin
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  • Kato122
    Cambridge, United Kingdom299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful temples, lake and statues.
    Well worth a visit, this is sacred Hindu temple complex based around Grand Bassin lake, set in a natural park of fauna. Some cute little monkeys frequent the shores and run around the park. Very friendly and welcoming, even to those who are just visiting and not Hindu. Some beautiful temples and grand statues set around the site. Well worth walking to and there would be access for disabled people or those less able. You will need to dress modestly and have a scarf if you wish to enter the temples, also you will need to take your shoes off in some of the holy areas. The local Hindu people are visiting the site to be blessed and make offerings, some of which the monkeys come to take which is charming. Everyone very welcoming. We took a picnic from our hotel and ate it near a tea plantation a few miles away. No food is served at the site. There are toilets. The roads are good to access the site. Some great views from the hills around the temple and at some of the shrines. Well worth spending a few hours here - go early in the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Gunjan
    Hyderabad, India11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquility
    It's a beautiful Hindu temple. It has various statues of Hindu Gods. Pls make sure this place is in your itinerary when you visit Mauritius. The driver to this place is also really beautiful. There is a beautiful lake which gives a sense of calmness and peace. The temple priest gave us blessings and also gave us information about the entire area. I totally loved the experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
  • milcv
    Nottingham, United Kingdom162 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful place of worship and reflection
    We went to the grand bassin to visit ganga talao and see the beautiful lake, temples and worship taking place. The large Shiva deity statues were under a small amount of restoration work when I visited, but still very impressive. The lakes and surrounding temples are beautiful and clearly hold great revenants to the people coming to worship. The main temple near the lake offers blessings to all and was very welcoming, but do take note of the dress code for this holy place. The climb to the top of the hill to the Hanuman deity is well worth the effort for a wonderful view. A very kind worshiper told us this deity is placed at the top of the hill so that when people climb it they are showing devotion which the deity Hanuman is a representative of.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Vixykins
    Deganwy, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, just wow!
    Takes a lot to wow me but this place is jaw dropping! Wow! The imposing statues on the road up, the scents and just everything. I only got to see a fraction of it so next time I'm booking a tour as this place is just amazing. Sensory overload! Love it, my favourite place in mauritius
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Jan
    Eton Wick, United Kingdom153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritual experience
    We visited the temple and met the priest who said prayers for us. The lake is a very tranquil place. We learnt about the Hindu faith and studied the statues of the many gods. We came away feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. 🙏
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
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Jan
Eton Wick, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited the temple and met the priest who said prayers for us. The lake is a very tranquil place. We learnt about the Hindu faith and studied the statues of the many gods. We came away feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. 🙏
Written 18 February 2024
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Bob P
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nothing special. Just a commercial temple to rip off tourists. Monkeys are cute but can be dangerous be careful! People keep polluting the lake. Very disappointed!
Written 3 February 2024
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Vixykins
Deganwy, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Takes a lot to wow me but this place is jaw dropping! Wow! The imposing statues on the road up, the scents and just everything. I only got to see a fraction of it so next time I'm booking a tour as this place is just amazing. Sensory overload! Love it, my favourite place in mauritius
Written 21 January 2024
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milcv
Nottingham, UK162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We went to the grand bassin to visit ganga talao and see the beautiful lake, temples and worship taking place. The large Shiva deity statues were under a small amount of restoration work when I visited, but still very impressive. The lakes and surrounding temples are beautiful and clearly hold great revenants to the people coming to worship. The main temple near the lake offers blessings to all and was very welcoming, but do take note of the dress code for this holy place.
The climb to the top of the hill to the Hanuman deity is well worth the effort for a wonderful view.
A very kind worshiper told us this deity is placed at the top of the hill so that when people climb it they are showing devotion which the deity Hanuman is a representative of.
Written 4 November 2023
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Gunjan
Hyderabad, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It's a beautiful Hindu temple. It has various statues of Hindu Gods. Pls make sure this place is in your itinerary when you visit Mauritius. The driver to this place is also really beautiful. There is a beautiful lake which gives a sense of calmness and peace. The temple priest gave us blessings and also gave us information about the entire area. I totally loved the experience.
Written 8 October 2023
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Elek M
Rybnik, Poland106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Just Little India in the heart of Mauritius. Worth visiting and meeting all the Gods depicted in the temple. Very important place for Hindu religion.
Written 4 October 2023
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SKM
Durban, South Africa362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A serene and peaceful place of pilgrimage
Take the climb to Hanuman Mandir for the best view of the area and a closer experience of the Divine…
Written 25 September 2023
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Lei-Gau
135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Really peaceful temple and lovely grounds. The hike up to the top provided a great view. The monkeys were cute:) Definitely worth a visit!
Written 19 September 2023
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Kato122
Cambridge, UK299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Well worth a visit, this is sacred Hindu temple complex based around Grand Bassin lake, set in a natural park of fauna. Some cute little monkeys frequent the shores and run around the park.

Very friendly and welcoming, even to those who are just visiting and not Hindu. Some beautiful temples and grand statues set around the site. Well worth walking to and there would be access for disabled people or those less able.

You will need to dress modestly and have a scarf if you wish to enter the temples, also you will need to take your shoes off in some of the holy areas. The local Hindu people are visiting the site to be blessed and make offerings, some of which the monkeys come to take which is charming.

Everyone very welcoming.

We took a picnic from our hotel and ate it near a tea plantation a few miles away. No food is served at the site. There are toilets. The roads are good to access the site.

Some great views from the hills around the temple and at some of the shrines. Well worth spending a few hours here - go early in the day.
Written 10 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alina Coman
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very nice place!
We really enjoy it!
The statues are huge! The lake is beautiful!
We also saw the temple and a ceremony.
Written 10 August 2023
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