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Aapravasi Ghat

Address: Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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sirsa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

After a long restoration period this place has been opened for public. The impression is mixed. Good: the exposition is modern including interactive touch screens, the building is air conditioned, detailed (yet sometimes redundant) explanation is given regarding the role of this place in Mauritius history. Bad: surprisingly few historic items on display, the exhibition feels unfinished (some screens are... More 

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

thank you very much for your kindness and warm friendly welcome! )) excellent service thank you very much for your kindness and warm friendly welcome! )) excellent service

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Ahmedabad, India
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261 reviews 261 reviews
144 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lot of historical importance but no proper care by the government It is highly neglected by government bodies. It was landing dock for scores of indian workers....

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New York City
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338 reviews 338 reviews
153 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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