The Aapravasi Ghat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that marks the beginning of indentured labour during the early nineteenth century. It was the first site chosen by the British Government in 1834 for the ‘great experiment’ in the use of indentured, rather than slave labour which had been abolished in

Once the first port of entry for indentured labours arrving in Mauritius to work on the sugarcane plantations or to be transferred to Reunion Island, Australia, southern and eastern Africa or the Caribbean, the site is now hosts a museum and is protected under National Heritage.