Mauritius' Most Sacred
Hindu Site

Ganga Talao

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Why locals love it

A local pujari (Hindu priest) once dreamt that the lake was part of the Ganges river in India, making it a sacred site. Every year since then, Hindu pilgrims walk from their homes to Ganga Talao during Maha Shivaratri celebrations.

Why you should visit it

Apart from the wonderful scenery, Ganga Talao consist of several temples dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses, including a 33-m (108-ft) tall Shiva Statue. There is a little hike up to a peak where you can enjoy views of the lake and surroundings.
Located in the South, it is a great visit to combine with Chamarel and Black River Park sights.

Special tip

Be careful with the monkeys! Wandering in the trees, they can be surprisingly fast and tend to grab whatever unattended items. Watch your belongings!

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3 Comments

A place of worship for the Hindus culture in Mauritius .You will be able to discover the 2 biggest statue of Lord Shiva and his wife respectively.
KRGM COMPANY LTD
Local
October 17, 2018
holy place for hindus, only tirthalankar of shiva outside india in world. visit for peace and scenic beauty of the hillside and grand statues of shiva and durga diety
sanjay
Local
June 15, 2018
The most intense Hindu experience in Mauritius
Ana Carolina de
Local
February 22, 2018
  • Ganga Talao

    Grand Bassin Road, Grand Bassin
    Mauritius
  • Mo-Su: 10:00-05:00

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