Do you know that Mauritius, which is lovingly called the ‘Paradise of the Indian Ocean’, is home to several religious spots? If not, you must make sure about this fact. Renowned for its powdery beaches, lagoons and reefs, this island country, which is located in the Indian Ocean around 1,200 miles (2,000 km) off the southeastern coast of the African continent, is regarded as one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Each year, thousands and thousands of romantic couples, holiday vacationers and backpackers from every nook and corner of the world flock to this breathtaking island destination for having the fun of the tour. For making the tour of this tourist destination easy, comfortable and convenient, Mauritius Tour Packages with Best Offers are specially tailor made by ARV Holidays, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India as well as the world.
Literally the ‘Lake of Ganga’, Ganga Talao, which is usually called Grand Bassin, is counted among the most visited points of tourist interests in the island destination of Mauritius. Being an allusion to the symbolic connection of the Grand Bassin with the Ganges, the holiest river of India, this crater lake, which is located in the serene mountainous region in the Savanne district in the southern part of the island nation of Mauritius, is a very favourite among the people, religious by their nature.
Situated deep in the central part of Mauritius, this holy crater lake, which is located at an average altitude of approx 1,800 ft above the mean sea level, is a must visit during the tour of Mauritius.
Points of Tourist Interest
The major points of tourist interest near this holy crater lake are following:
Sagar Shiv Mandir
On the bank of this breathtaking lake, you can find the Sagar Shiv Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Along the Grand Bassin, you would also find many other temples, dedicated to other Gods, namely Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesh, and the Goddess Ganga.
Shiva Statue – Mangal Mahadev
At the entrance to this holy crater lake, you would find the 108 ft (33 m) tall statue of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. Constructed in the standing posture, this huge statue, which boasts of being the tallest one in the island nation of Mauritius, is the world’s 3rd tallest statue of Lord Shiva in terms of its posture. As per the height, it is the world’s 4th tallest statue of Lord Shiva. This huge statue is the faithful copy (replica) of the statue (installed in 2002 AD with its height of 120 ft) of Sarveshwar Mahadev (a name of Lord Shiva) in the middle of the Sursagar Lake in Vadodara in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, when most of the Hindu devotees leave their homes to begin a journey to the Grand Bassin on foot, is the main event and the best time to visit this holy place. As per a tradition, the volunteer people offer drinks and foods to the devotees (pilgrims). Thus, Maha Shivaratri is the best time to visit Ganga Talao.
Note: It is notable that everybody is unknown to the depth of the Ganga Talao lake. It means that the depth of this crater lake is eternal.
Thus, we can rightly say that Ganga Talao is perfect for being visited during the Mauritius tour. If you are also willing to have the chance of the tour of this holy spot, you can book Mauritius Holiday Package from Delhi. All these tour packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized as per the requirement of the clients. For getting more information about other tourist destinations, you can also visit us online at www.arvholidays.in. So, if you are religious by your nature, you must pay a visit to the Ganga Talao crater lake once at least in your life.