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From 1849 to 1923, half a million Indian indentured labourers passed through the Immigration Depot, to be transported to plantations throughout the British Empire.
This large-scale migration of the laborers left an indelible mark on our society, with Indians constituting a substantial proportion of our national populations. During this journey, we invite you indulge into the historical
sites and discover different ways that Indian immigration has influenced our culture, political faces, religion, cuisine, arts and music.
After the first stop at the “Ganga Talao” (Grand Bassin), the biggest Hindu temple of the island, built around a sacred lake, head to the temple called Kailasson in Port Louis, which is a must to understand the religious impact
on our culture. This will be followed by a visit of the Aapravasi Ghat, which is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Center. Lunch will be served in an Indian restaurant where you will experience typical Indian food. A
guided tour in the Capital City will bring you to Indian merchants who still sell spices at the back of the market, as it was the case 2 centuries ago.
Activity time - 09:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday)
08h30/09h00 – Leave hotel
09h45 to 10h30 – Grand Bassin
11h30 to 11h40 – Stop at Kailasson
11h50 to 12h30 – Visit Aapravasi Ghat
12h45 to 14h00 – Lunch at Namasté Restaurant
14h15 to 15h30 – Walking visit of Port Louis
16h30/17h00 – Back to hotel
Menu Restaurant Namasté
Appetizer: Vegetarian Pakora (Appetizer), Mini Skewer of Chicken Tikka Malai style, Mini Skewer of Fried Paneer
Main Course: Chicken Curry (Chicken with tomato veloute, butter and sour cream),
Bhindi Masala (Okra in spicy sauce made of tomatoes, curd, cashew nuts, onions and
typical Indian curry ingredients) (Okra), Vegetarian Korma Mix (Selection of vegetables
prepared with spices in a creamy sauce), Makhani Dal (Dry grain dish according to
Moghul tradition), Naan/ Butter Naan (Indian bread baked in clay oven), Pulao Rice
(Rice sautéed with vegetables, peas and spices)
Dessert: Feerni (Cream of rice pudding)