Mauritius Postal Museum
This interesting museum beside the central post office houses a mishmash of commemorative stamps and other postal paraphernalia from...
Port Louis' rightly famous Central Market, the centre of the local economy since Victorian times, was cleaned up considerably in a 2004...
Mahé de Labourdonnais Statue
At the quayside end of Pl S Bissoondoyal, the best-loved statue in the city has become its emblem throughout Mauritius.
Keg & Marlin
At the weekends the Keg & Marlin transforms into Port Louis' only live-music venue. Standards vary enormously from rock outfits to...
If the age-old rule that a good Chinese restaurant is full of Chinese diners applies, then First is a winner. Packed with large family...
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Aapravasi Ghat information
Aapravasi Ghat, a small complex of buildings located on the seafront, served as the island's main immigration depot for indentured labourers from India. Britain pioneered their indentured servant scheme in Mauritius and from 1849 to 1923 over half a million immigrants were processed here before being shipped to various plantations or other colonial islands. Today, almost 70% of Mauritius' citizens can trace their roots back to Aapravasi Ghat. There isn't a whole lot to see besides having a wander around and taking in the surroundings. Some of the original stone buildings remain and there are strategically placed life-sized models of the immigrants. The ghat was listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2006 for its important role in the island's social history.