Grand Bassin, Chamarel

Grand Bassin, Chamarel - Address

Address: Chamarel, Mauritius, 001

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature

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About Grand Bassin, Chamarel

This is a crater lake located in the mountain area at a distance of approximately 20 kilometres from Chamarel. At a height 1800 feet above the sea level, this is a scared place for Hindus in Mauritius. The temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Laxmi grant the grand Basin the serenity and tranquillity.

Hundreds of devotees walk to the temple bare feet and the Hindu festival of Mahashivratri is a highlight of the temple. It is celebrated in the temple from 1897.

The new feature of the Ganga Talo is the 33 metre tall statue of Hindu god Shiva which is the replica of the Shiva Statue of Sursagar Lake in Vadodara. It was inaugurated in 2007 and is the highest known statue in Mauritius. 

Grand Bassin Information

  • Maintain peace
  • Modest dressing is recommended 

How To reach Grand Bassin by Public Transport

  • Taxi, rented car, tourist bus

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  • Such a nice and beautiful religious place. if you are from India you will like you are in a temple in India itself. Must visit place for tourist visiting Mauritius.

  • It is a major place of worship for Hindus in Mauritius. It has a huge lake. A temple housing various gods is present on the bank of this lake. Absolutely beautiful and well maintained temple. Very clean despite the buzz of human activity involving a lot of offerings to God. Believed to be equivalent to the holy Ganga of India by the people of Mauritius

  • A very interesting day visit. The tallest Hindu statues in the southern hemisphere are very impressive at the entrance. Take a walk around the complex, lake and buildings.

  • As you drive over the top of the hill you are grated by a giant statue of the Hindu Gods Lakshmi and Shiv. This location is greatly religious and a must see. The adjoining temple allows for a direct interaction between visitors and the Hindu religion.

  • Peaceful and energizing place. The Hanuman Temple is a must for those visiting. A wonderful view at the top.

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