Two Women and A Half Man …a cooking journey with mum and grandma in beautiful Mauritius…

Mauritius – Grand Bassin Crater Lake

Grand Bassin, also known as Ganga Talao is natural crater lake situated in the mountain area of Savanne district, South of the island. What makes this lake special is that it is the most sacred place for Mauritian Hindus who make the pilgrimage bare feet from their homes to the lake during the Shivaratri festival. There is a temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva and other Hindu Gods. There is also a 108 foot tall statue of Lord Shiva at the entrance which is a faithful copy of the Shiva statue of Sursagar lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

 

So if you are planning to go visit the south of the island, make a stop at this sacred lake. It is only a 40 minutes drive from the airport, and very close to Bois Cheri which is another must see destination in Mauritius. Make sure to bring some warm clothes if you are travelling in winter, as you will be in the highlands where the temperature can drop to 10 -12 degrees.

 

**Pictures taken by my good friend melissa**

 

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