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Aapravasi Ghat

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #16 of 16 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Historic Sites
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New York City
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333 reviews 333 reviews
153 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Shamefully this UNESCO site is no longer. The reconstructed shells of buildings are here, but nothing remains of the historic indentured servant immigration hall. UNESCO needs to repeal having land-marked this site.

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We saw signages from the highway leading to Port Louis and we looked hard to find the place and when we did, it was CLOSED! We were told it has been closed for sometime and nobody seemed to know when it would reopen - dissappointing

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New Delhi, India
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29 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Extremely important for Mauritians of Indians descent, I was disappointed to see Apravasi Ghat closed. It has apparently been closed for a while and will remain so for a while. Not as well publicized as other tourist sites in Mauritius, you can easily overlook it, especially as the dock front now has many modern buildings. Even from outside, you can... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We drove past it multiple times during our road trips, howvere it was deserted and wore the sign" closed until further notice". Our guide was considerate enough to add that it will be 3-4 months more before it opens to the public again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Given its historical importance, this site deserves more advertising in tourist brochures, clearer and more visible directions, and friendlier service at the site. The management seems to believe that just because this site marks the place where Indian indentured labourers landed , people will show up. That can happen but when staff just does its job as if they are... More

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Brisbane
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have been wanting to visit this historic landmark for in the heart of Port Louis , but for the past couple of years its been closed for renovations whenever I am in Mauritius. Hopefully when I go back nect time it will be open again, and I ill be able to give it many more stars review!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Aapravasi Ghat is sited on the Port Louis waterfront that received indentured workers from India in the 19th and 20th century. An estimated half a million Indian labourers passed through here. This is a national monument and has been recognized by UNESCO when it was declared a World Heritage Site. It is worth a brief visit although it is very... More

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Mauritius
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

They renovate and each time the site becomes more dull. It is not parking friendly. How to bring kids over ther in the middle of a traffic jam with no parking!!!

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In contrast to rest of Mauritius, which is proper touristy, this historical place is neglected. No access to the ghat itself (at the time of my visit in May 2012), guided tour or any plaques describing the history of the place.

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stokesley
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Upon close inspection the models were poor but it was historically quite interesting. On the old dockside, the past was well documented and it was free admission, certainly worth a look if visiting the capital

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