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Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

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Historic Museum

Aapravasi Ghat is an historic place that has been an important landmark in our Mauritian history. It also has, now on its grounds, a newly furbished museum where one can learn... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Linz, Austria
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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I don't understand why this is not in the top 5 in Port Louis. It's a historic place that explains how the first "indentured workers" arrived and why Mauritius has such a rich Indian heritage. The museum that is part of the Aapravasi Ghat is free of charge, make sure to stop by.

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Mauritius
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Aapravasi Ghat is an historic place that has been an important landmark in our Mauritian history. It also has, now on its grounds, a newly furbished museum where one can learn about the history of our country during approximately half an hour guided visit... Worth a stop for those who love historic places....

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Nottingham
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Having seen numerous adverts for this, and not being entirely sure what it was, we found ourselves here whilst travelling around the island. It gives a very good insight into the basic foundations of society that grew and made Mauritius the multi-cultural island it is today. For me it explained the human history visible all over Mauritius and helped me... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I wondered, when Portugese, Dutch, French, English ruled this country, how it became a Hindu country. Not after visiting this place. The English brought about 450,000 people (over years), as indentured workers (don't ask me the meaning...I googled it then and there..understand it as a kind of bonded labour) mostly from the Calcutta, Bombay, Chennai, during the British rule in... More 

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WA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The Ghat is a series of warehouses near the waterfront in Port Louis. Part of the warehouse complex has now been turned into a museum to trace the history of indentured labour brought to Mauritius to service the sugar can plantations after the abolition of slavery. Mauritius was the first country in the World where the British trialled this system... More 

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sirsa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Building comlex from where immigrant labourers were made to pass,now declared as world heritage site by Unesco.Aapravasi is Hindi word meaning non-resident or immigrant.This area now houses even Prime ministers office.

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Jacksonville
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very interesting to learn more about the history of the people of Mauritius - good exhibition of material!!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Statues were being built/renovated. It was not particularly special and very, very dirty. Top Tip - go to the loo somewhere else!

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Amritsar, India
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Literally, Aapravasi means "non-residents" ghat means landing or docking place on waterways. So its the place where migrants from India used to land in Mauritius long ago. Needs more care and maintenance ..one can go down in memory lane, thinking of how the place must have been used actually.

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Manchester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The history of the origins of the island all in one place. Difficult reading at times but history has to be told and the way early Mauritians were treated needs to be remembered.

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