Grand Bassin

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  • Address: Chamarel, Mauritius, 001
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature

Grand Bassin - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Grand Bassin

  • Grand Bassin Address: Chamarel, Mauritius, 001
  • Grand Bassin Timing: 24-hrs
  • Grand Bassin Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Grand Bassin(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Grand Bassin: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Grand Bassin

  • 95% of people who visit Chamarel include Grand Bassin in their plan

  • 18.83% of people start their Grand Bassin visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Grand Bassin

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Grand Bassin

People normally club together Chamarel Coloured Earth and Fragawills Tour Operateur - Days Tours while planning their visit to Grand Bassin.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • What a lovely place it is...! Just loved the temples and holy Gaga Talao... it’s a must visit place for Hindus.

  • Pious place to visit for those in search of a spiritual experience. However to enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of the holly lake must be visited in week days early in the morning. Few people, less cars and less noise and very peaceful indeed.

  • Visiting a temple is always good fun. Alot of castings of the Asian gods and a place of great worship. A must see for any traveller in Mauritius

  • A place of worship for all Hindus in Mauritius, large parking available, a sacred place, a nice place to visit.

  • The statue of Shiva at Grand Bassin is breathtaking. Something that you need to see for yourself. An unforgettable experience - do visit this spot while in Mauritius.

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