Visiting Aapravasi Ghat – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Visit one of the key monuments in Mauritian History, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aapravasi Ghat.

The Aapravasi Ghat is a World Heritage Site located on the Bay of Trou Fanfaron in Port Louis. This historical site served as an immigration depot by the colonial British government in 1849. It has played a pivotal role in the Mauritian history, as it is from this very instance that the Mauritian population became more diverse than ever.

It was here that indentured laborers transited before starting a new life on the island or set off to other distant lands. Between 1834 and 1920, about half a million immigrants, mainly from India, some from China, Madagascar or Africa, began working on the various sugar plantations across the island.

As part of the Tour, you will visit:

The Interpretation Centre

The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site

  • Entrance Gateway
  • Hospital Block consisting of: Gate Keeper’s Room; Stable, Cart House, Kitchen, Surgery and Ward Room, Staff Privies.
  • Immigrants’ Sheds
  • Immigrants’ Kitchen
  • Sirdars’ Quarters
  • Immigrants’ Privies
  • Bathing Area
  • Steps
  • Outer wall at wharf level

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  • Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 09:00- 12:00

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