Mauritius' Most Sacred
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.
Be careful with the monkeys! Wandering in the trees, they can be surprisingly fast and tend to grab whatever unattended items. Watch your belongings!
Ganga TalaoGrand Bassin Road, Grand Bassin
- Mo-Su: 10:00-05:00