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“Divine….”

Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin
Ranked #15 of 197 things to do in Mauritius
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Quorn, United Kingdom
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“Divine….”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband and I visited Ganga Talao approx a week ago and were amazed. As you drive upto Ganga Talao you can see the huge statue of Lord Shiva from afar. Currently, they are in the process of building a hindu goddess statue next to Lord Shiva which I am sure will be spectacular - due to complete in approx five years. The grounds also have other Hindu Gods of worship and temples which again has beautiful statues. You don't have to be a Hindu to visit this beautiful and peaceful place and the priests are very welcoming. The only thing I disliked are the flies in the temple by the lake - hundreds of them and I did see someone trying to get rid but I guess the heat doesn't help. If you go to Mauritius then this is a place to see and be blessed.

Visited January 2014
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“Beauty with a touch of religion”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Amazing temples... There is a Hanuman temple up the hill - just don't miss it. The view from the top is superb. Be careful, there are certain monkeys, so it's better to hold your belongings tightly.

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“Religion n culture”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Visiting this peacful religious place give u an insight of hindu religion. U will understand the culture of part of the population. Moreover Grand Bassin is a natural volcanic lake surrounded by nature. Mauritius is itself a volcanic island with mountain ranges which were once the top of the caldera.

Visited November 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“statue of lord shiva”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

lord shiva's statue 108ft tall standing one.unique one.
look at the eyes. very compassionate and full of grace.

on the way back there was a water fall and of course the seven colored sand.
but trip to south of Mauritius is all about lord shiva's statue only.

Visited October 2013
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“a beautiful sacred lake”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The sacred lake is beautiful and peaceful. Visiting the lake is an excellent way to learn more about the people's culture.

Visited June 2013
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