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Its a busy area

Good for tourists to see the Mosque and madressa acarde. Its also shopping hub for the locals but a bit risky epecially for tourists, so take a guide or some one known to show... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2016
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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn the history of the neighborhood during apartheid times before you go. Then walk around what is today still another world. Gandhi worked there. Great writers wrote there. The mosque is amazing. Go down the little alleyways, into the arcades, and into the Victoria market. You'll see the real Durban.

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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though it seems to be changing rapidly, the Indian quarter is a place Indians must go, for it reveals how we did carry what we identify eclectically as 'Indian' to distant lands! There are eating places worth visiting, and people are friendly enough to engage in conversation with you.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Of all my favourite places in and around Durban, the Indian quarter rates amongst the best! The variety of tearooms and curry houses go well with the myriad number of little shops offering everything from food, spices, incense, prayer goods, curios, souvenirs, fruit, vegetables, beads, jewellery, cultural wear, bags, shoes, fabrics and everything in between. The vibe here is alive... More 

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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Good for tourists to see the Mosque and madressa acarde. Its also shopping hub for the locals but a bit risky epecially for tourists, so take a guide or some one known to show you around, for saftey sake. Its good to see how the vendors do their business, and lots of shops with spices and african handicrafts. Some nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I was there during Saturday morning. A lot of people, loud and lot to see. Nice stores and friendly people. There is a small way through. I did miss to enter the mosque. Would do it this time, if I could.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Busy, noisy, dirty. All shops sell either spices or African crafts. You wouldn't want to eat there. The food markets are grim.

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Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is the best and most beautiful place. You must see it and experience it yourself. Taking the tour you can enjoy a lot there

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Thank Abdi K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Indian Quarter comprises where Alfred Britini Xuma, Monty Naicker and Yusaf Dadoo streets meet. While the Victoria Street Market and the Madressa Arcade is still a worthwhile visit,these streets are no longer safe with a friendly,easy-going vibe. We weren't able to park in the Victoria Street market arcade,thus had the opportunity to walk the streets in order to visit... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Numerous retailers stocking high-end clothing brands at cheaper than usual prices. Expect to haggle. Also has several eastern food places. Good quality at low prices.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

area evokes lots of memories of the past. The area was never spotlessly clean and it lives up to that reputation. Crowds are bigger. Numerous clothing and spice shops. Largest mosque in the Souther hemisphere. Just beware of your pockets and personal items while you are try g to get something interesting while shopping. Take a look.....you may enjoy the... More 

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