Grand Bassin, also known as Ganga Talao, is a lake located in the crater of an ancient volcano. According to Hindu belief, the water of the lake originates from the Ganges, a sacred Indian river. It is a pilgrimage site for people of Hindu faith in Mauritius.
Once there, it is impossible to miss the huge statue of Shiva 33 metres high.
The site has several temples dedicated to the different deities which are represented in the form of coloured statues. Incense, flowers and food offerings are often found at their feet.
Besides the sacred aspect of the premises, the natural surroundings are very beautiful and offers a soothing atmosphere. Look out for monkeys who spend their time looting offerings for a feast!