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Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

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Address: Savanne District, Mauritius
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Nice views and some insight into the Hinduism

We went there in the week leading up to the Maha Shivrattri so there were the most amazing things to see and if you are on Mauritius in this period this is a most see. Beautiful... read more

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La Condamine, Monaco

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La Condamine, Monaco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We went there in the week leading up to the Maha Shivrattri so there were the most amazing things to see and if you are on Mauritius in this period this is a most see. Beautiful and friendly religious Hindu celebration with decorated wagons and colorfull dressed people.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scale is bigger than expected. They were making preparations for the forthcoming festival, so busy, though not as busy as the following week, when half a million people are expected. interesting, to say the least.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really spiritually fulfilling. The Statue of Lord Shiva is huge . One can feel the vibrations when praying to all the different Hindu Gods.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small lake (set in an extinct volcano) is the location for a series of temples, statues and alters (including the 115 foot tall Shri Mangal Mahadev statue). If you aren't particularly religious then it may, at first sight, not hold much of an attraction for you but you'd be wrong to miss this off your itinerary. It's a very... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most interesting place i visited in Mauritius. Just the drive to get there is worth it, beautifull landscapes and nature. Highly recommended.

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Anand, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ganga Talao is very peace full Place of Mauritius. Its Holy Place, every religion person must visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, you can also be blessed here. Worth a visit but extremely busy with tourists, some locals were trying to pray but could barley make it through the hoards of tourits, please be mindful of them.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is worth a visit and I quite enjoyed it. It was quite peaceful and clean. There are a few temples around the crater lake, I visited just the main one and walked around the lake to the other side as well. I do suggest a guide for non Hindu people so that you can understand.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amongst the largest Shiva statue I have seen. There is temple, pond and shiva statue all in nearby compounds. We didn't spend much time here (15 minutes).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is must visit place and to be blessed by shiva and mata. Very nice landscape all around . It's also called one of jyotirlinga. Hanuman Tekri is also best place not to miss.

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