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Altitude : Ganga Talao is located at about 550m above sea level.

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Ganga Talao, Mauritius Overview

Ganga Talao (meaning ‘Lake of Ganga’), also known as Grand Bassin, is a crater lake located in the Savanne district of Mauritius and is believed to be the most sacred Hindu site of the island nation, deriving its name from its symbolic connection to the Indian river Ganga.

Dedicated to deities like Shiva, Hanuman, Ganesh and Ganga, there are temples on the banks of the lake. Furthermore, there are statues of several Hindu and non-Hindu Gods and Goddesses like Durga, Mangal Mahadev (Shiva) and Buddha.

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How to reach : Ganga Talao is about 10.9km from District Savanne and can be easily reached via car/cab (fares vary) in approximately 15 minutes.

Ganga Talao Highlights

1. Temples

Some of the temples on the banks of the lake include the Lingam Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a Sikh temple, Ganesh temple, Hanuman temple, Lakshmi temple and a temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga.

2. Maha Shivaratri Celebrations

Maha Shivaratri brings about 3 days of festivities wherein devotees make their way to the lake barefoot and volunteers offer food to the pilgrims; they pray at the temple and worship the 33m-tall stat (Read More)ue of Lord Shiva.

3. Durga Pooja Celebrations

During Durga Pooja celebrations, numerous devotees gather around the 33m-tall statue of Durga Mata.

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