Grand Bassin (also known as “Ganga Talao”) is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne. The lake is about 1800 feet above sea level.
Grand Bassin is considered as the most important Hindu pilgrimage site in Mauritius. During Mahashivratree festival, many pilgrims walk bare feet from their residence to the Grand Bassin in honour of Lord Shiva.
Along the natural lake, there are several temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Hindu deities with colourful statues. At the northern side of the lake, just a little away from the parking lot you will see a 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is the highest statue in Mauritius.
Climb the stairs up to the small hill on the banks of Grand Bassin to enjoy the magnificent views at the top. You can capture everything from the forest, lake, volcanoes to the temples.
Experience a visit to the unique sacred lake of Grand Bassin in its natural settings.