Ganga Talao lake

Ganga Talao lake is a crater lake that locate in a mountain area in district of Savanne. It is 1800 feet above the sea lever. There is some group of pilgrims who visit Ganga Talao lake for the first time. This group of pilgrim is come from a village of Triolet. There is a leader who lead this group during their way to visit Ganga Talao lake. Ganga Talao lake is become the most sacred place for all Hindus in Mauritius. There is a Hindu temple that build in this lake. The temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and another Gods such as Lord Hanuman, Goddes Lakshmi and another Gods. And during the Shivaratri, a lot of pilgrims who lives in Mauritius are go from their houses to the lake with bare foot. Hindu people are really believes to Lord Shiva. And in Ganga Talao lake, there is a tall Lord Shiva statue who standing and holding hid trident at the entrance of Ganga Talao lake. This statue is 33 meters height. It is a faithful copy from the one that located in Sursagar Lake in India. And this statue is also known as the highest statue in Mauritius.

There is an event that held in Ganga Talao lake that dedicated to the origin of Maha Shivratri. This event is already start since 1897 by a priest named Shri Jhummon Giri Gosagne Napal. This is a priest from Triolet. This priest together with the priest from Goodlands Sri Mohanparsad was saw in a dream of the lake of Grand Bassin that springing from the Jahnvi that later forming a part of Ganga. Then several years later, the pilgrims trekked to Grand Bassin to collect the water that latter offered to Lord Shiva on the ocassion of Maha Shivaratri.

The Coloured Earth Of Chamarel

There is a wonderful geological formation in Mauritius that become a main attraction for all tourist who visit Mauritius. It is called as The coloured earth of Chamarel or people may know it as The Seven Coloured Earth. It is a geological formation that found in the Chamarel plain of the Riviere Noire District in southwestern of Mauritius. Actually, The coloured earth of Chamarel is a small area of sand dunes that comprising a sand of seven distinct colours. There is a settle of layers of this sand dunes that become the main attraction for tourist who come to this place. It is also known as the surrealistic phenomenon that happen in Mauritius. There is an observation about this phenomenon that told when people take one handful of sands with a different colours and mixed the sand together, then the sand will eventually seperate into a layered spectrum. This observation is very interesting for people who like to see something that a bit magical.

There is another interesting features that offered by The coloured earth of Chamarel. The sand dunes of The coloured earth of Chamarel is seems like it never erode, in spite of Mauritius’ torrential, tropical rains. This unique sands is composed by the volcanic rock gullies that later decomposed and become a clay. Then it is transformed into a ferralitic soil with total hydrolysis process. The different shades of colour are come from the consequence of the molten volcanic rock that cooling down at a different external temperatures around the sand. Since 1960, The coloured earth of Chamarel is already become the main tourist attraction for Mauritius. And to protect The coloured earth of Chamarel, the government build a wooden fence that can’t be climbed by all the tourist who visit The coloured earth of Chamarel.

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