Like every year, we went to Ganga Talao on the first day of the year, that is yesterday. While it’s certainly peaceful to spend the first hours praying with the family, it was not comfortable yesterday with the hot weather and the crowd.

Ganga Talao - Mauritius

Looking from the top of the hill where Hanuman Mandir one gets a beautiful view of the lake. However, down the hill the picture speaks differently.

Ganga Taloa - Mauritius

Usually the lake water reaches the pavement but yesterday the drought effect was so visible. One could see the big rocks on the shore that are most of the time under water. The drought situation isn’t reaching it’s end as it might persist till late February.

Met Office predicts temperature reaching 34°C in certain regions of Mauritius.