Grand Bassin, Chamarel

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  • Address: Chamarel, Mauritius, 001
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Grand Bassin

  • 73.02% of people who visit Chamarel include Grand Bassin in their plan

  • 46.15% of people start their Grand Bassin visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Grand Bassin

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

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

People normally club together Blue Penny Museum and Crystal Rock while planning their visit to Grand Bassin.

People also prefer to end their day with Grand Bassin.

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

Grand Bassin, Chamarel Reviews

  • a religious place to do prayers... good to be visited in the morning... but beware of the lake don't go too inside.... well it has a good view from the hanuman up...... we get a full view of the area there and the monkeys are just too funny...😂😂😙😎😍

  • Great place to visit and see plenty of fish 🐠 Not a sunny area, neither possess a warm weather and is prone to heavy showers A very pious place for all #Mauritian people to come and celebrate their religious views Very touristy place too, thousands of them visit this place everyday from morning till the evening. Since it is situated on a dormant volcano 🌋, a lot of stamina is needed to visit the whole place. The

  • A place where you can find peace. Totally spiritual. You must visit it by yourself because there are no other words to describe

  • Been to this place multiple times, was fortunate enough to go on Maha Shivirathri, probably one of the best times to go. Absolutely stunning scenery with amazingly detailed statues of the various gods of the Hindu religion. A must see site for any and all tourists!

  • Every Hindu, religious and tourist a like would enjoy visiting the great mass of this area... Great scaled statues of Hindu Gods and Goddess.... Sacred Lake -- Grand Bassin (river ganges). Bring incense and gifts to the Gods (coconuts, ghee, flowers, milk, sweets, incense etc) 14th February 2018 had a day devoted to Shiva and Mauritius had a Public holiday to celebrate this momentous festival.

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