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

  • 44.44% of people start their Grand Bassin visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Grand Bassin

Monday, Friday and Saturday

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

People normally club together Trou Aux Cerfs Volcano and Black River Gorge National Park 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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Grand Bassin, Chamarel Reviews

  • "Atop, the panoramic view of this divinely orchestrated crater lake enraptures each and every of its spectators. This chef-d'oeuvre is even more magnified with the presence of gusts of winds flurrying enchantingly."

  • A unique stop on the drive! Impressive statues, a beautiful lake, and many temples to visit. Also a lot of monkeys!

  • Sacred lake which lies in an inactive crater decorated with small hindu temples in order to praise Shiva. As this is a very religiously important place (considered as holiest on Mauritius), up to 300 000 hinduists use to gather in this place in order to pray during several festivals. Therefore you can also see huge parking lots in the surrounding in order to cover such amount of visitors. The lake itself is very nice and the small temples are nicely decorated. Also, you definitely cannot miss giant Shiva statue which can be seen from the distance.

  • 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.

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

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