In 1947, Siewdass Sadhu began construction of the temple in Waterloo, on land that he personally reclaimed from the sea, carrying the rocks by hand, and spending 25 years building it in the sea. Unfortunately, due to sea erosion Sadhu was prevented from completing this task, since he died in 1971 with the structure being incomplete. In 1994, the government created a more permanent artificial island and completed the temple, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day, with the unveiling of the memorial by President Noor M. Hassanali. Sadhu’s vision of the construction of this temple was symbolic of his gratitude to God for saving his life, as he narrowly escaped a German torpedo during World War II.
There is also the Indian Caribbean Museum which opens from Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the contact number being (868) 673-7007 or (868) 756-2734. Please note however that The Temple in the Sea opens every day.