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
    Traveled with family
    Written September 10, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written November 4, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written January 21, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,999 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Had our wires crossed on this visit as I had a very different idea as to what the Grand Bassin was? Turns out it is a good spot to visit, just not VG! But I would keep well away from the place during a religious holiday as it caters for thousands of the faithful. Two huge statues of Hindu deity dominates the top of the hill. While further down there is a huge collection of different temples around a large lake where rites are carried out for the departed. Worth a quick look but very busy!
Written July 5, 2023
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hatlady2018
Reading, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We hired a car and visited these temples the same day as various other attractions in the central / south-west part of the island.
Probably a must do if you are of that religion. A nice to see for others. It's a nice place to wander around, feels very spiritual.
It doesn't cost anything, and there are monkeys, huge statues (Shiva and so on), and a shallow lake.
Written March 19, 2023
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tiz2020
Peterborough, UK57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We are not religious at all but found this stop on a trip to be quite peaceful. You are invited to have a blessing and will be painted in the forehead with a symbol during this. There are some lovely things to see and it is nice to see Hindu families with their children partaking in the religious activities.
Written June 15, 2023
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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 November 4, 2023
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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 February 18, 2024
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
When my guide told me of this place, I hadnt expected it to exceed my expectations but it did much beyond that. The cool calm at the hill top, the regular chanting resonating through the surrounding natural vista, the smell of the incense sticks in the air all contributed to a very satisfying visit. I watched as the devotees offered their prayers and took part in their ambulation on-site. I could easily spend a couple of hours here and wouldnt be the worse for it. Come a bit early and you will have the place almost to yourself. So peaceful! And kudos to the Mauritian religious harmony.
Written October 31, 2021
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Gunjan
Hyderabad, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 October 8, 2023
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Jenskaenska
Imatra, Finland54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place, nice to get to know hinduism and see How People practise it. Dress respectfully. There is a really good street food restaurant in the side of the road to grand bassin. Really delicious and cheap snacks.
Written January 30, 2020
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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 January 21, 2024
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navina
Mauritius1,397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
You can see the giant statues of Shiva and goddess Durga. A place to pray and to see giant eels coming near to be fed.a lake of plenty fishes and peaceful place with the sound of the bell ringing all day long
Written May 12, 2019
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