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Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai

From US$14.00
Highlights
  • Get a different take on Mumbai on a walking tour of the Dharavi slum
  • Look beyond the tourist sights to see the other face of the city
  • Tour the alleyways and businesses to see how people live and work
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Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai
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Overview
This Dharavi slum tour provides a window into Mumbai's working neighborhood, and the area is best explored with a guide to gain a well-rounded view without getting lost. On this tour, you'll explore the alleyways of makeshift homes and workshops, and meet the locals, learning how they live. Most proceeds go back into the community, and you'll explore in a small group limited to six. Upgrade for round-trip transport for convenience.
What to Expect
Book your preferred tour option and meet your guide to make your way by train or foot to Dharavi. Alternatively, upgrade for round-trip transport from a designated location (see Itinerary for details).

On arrival, take a walking tour through the alleyways of households and businesses, learning from your guide about the working conditions of the textile-making, potteries, leather-tanning, and recycling businesses.

Discover the area's tight-knit sense of community and religious diversity, and tour the recycling district, where plastics and old computers arrive from worldwide.

Visit a bakery that makes tea biscuits, see artisans crafting clay pots, and watch local women cooking poppadom (flatbreads). Explore a replica home, view photos taken by children in an art project, and visit an NGO-sponsored community hub where people come to learn and enjoy activities.

After a soda at a reception center, make your way back according to your chosen option.

Please note: Your tour guide is sensitive to the issues surrounding slums and understands that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. Guides believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Indian life inside Dharavi. Most of the proceeds from the local tour operator goes back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health, and livelihood.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Highlight of Mumbai

My wife and I did the Dharavi street food tour with car pick up and it was the highlight of our trip to Mumbai. Swathi was our guide and she was absolutely fantastic; she was so insightful, kind and gave us a fascinating history of...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Slum and sightseeing tour

We did the car pick up slum and sightseeing tour. This tour was a highlight of our trip to India. The guides were informative and interesting. The slum was a revelatation and well worth the visit. The community work this company takes also makes it...More

Thank Tania S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Mindblowing

Our guide Simrun did a perfect job taking us through the slum. She was easy to understand and very calm. Not once did we feel threathened and she explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. The tour is in no way a...More

Thank Knud Ø
Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenna, our guide, and the guides and their stories are amazing

The Dharavi tour was our favorite of all tours in south India. the place is an amazing. It is a filthy maze of incredible enterprise on every corner - a testament to the ingenuity and grit of the people of Dharavi and Mumbai. Reality Tours...More

Thank BBLikesToExplore
Reviewed 1 week ago
A well-organised inspirational visit

This is not a tour for the faint hearted and it is not an entertainment. It is real people living very hard lives and working in exceptionally tough conditions. One is full of admiration and respect for their hard work and determination to make the...More

Thank Keith769
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keith0ma5
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Response from Robyn D | Reviewed this property |
The tour timing is kind of flexible as your guide is from the slum and can meet you at your hotel or nearby station. Best to organise this with the tour company beforehand via email. We had phone roaming so we were also... More
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