Grand Bassin - Holy Lake
Natural Beauties
Black River Gorges
Rochester Falls
7 Coloured Earths
Pamplemousses Gard
Blue Bay Marine Park
Gris Gris Cliff
Grand Bassin Lake
7 Cascades

Not to be Missed
Le Val Nature Park
22 Coloured Earths
Doplhin Watching
Kestrel Watching
Crystal Rock islet

Culture
Blue Penny museum
Naval museum
Fort Adelaide
Dodo museum
Maison Euréka
Fort Adelaide
Pamplemousses Gard
Domaine Les Pailles
Flower Distillery
Creole Houses

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Casela Bird Park
Crocodile Park
Waterpark
Dodo museum
Volcano Crater

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Fruit Orchard
Salt Pans
Tea museum

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Grand Bassin, the Holy Lake

Considered by many devotees to be an extension of the sacred Ganges River in India. This natural lake resting on a volcanic crater is a place of worship for the Hindus in Mauritius.

Also known as the Ganga Talao, the lake becomes alive especially during the months of February and March, when the Hindus celebrate the Maha Shivaratree, in great pomp. The calm water beautifully reflects the colourful temples and offerings (flowers, bananas, incense) to the miniature representations of Shiva and Ganesh surrounding the lake.


Tip: there is a no entrance fee. The temple is accessible and worth a visit. Please follow the religious customs.