Ganga Talao Lake


Ganga Talao (commonly known as Grand Bassin) is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet above sea level. The first group of pilgrims who went to Ganga Talao were from the village of Triolet and it was led by Pandit Giri Gossayne from Terre Rouge in 1898.

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It is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius


There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Lord Hanuman, Goddess Ganga, and Lord Ganesh along the Grand Bassin. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims in Mauritius walk bare feet from their homes to the lake.

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Being the most sacred Hindu place of worship in Mauritius, people of all religions, locals and foreigners alike visit the site with utmost respect and decency. Thus enjoying the spiritual bliss of this holy land.

Surface elevation:  549 m
Settlement: Savanne District

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