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Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai

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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Morning Mahim - No TransportMost Popular
Dharavi Slum - Short Morning Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 10am.
US$14.00
Aftn Church G- No Transport
Dharavi Slum - Short Afternoon Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Churchgate Station at 1:45pm.
US$14.00
Afternoon Mahim- No Transport
Dharavi Slum - Short Afternoon Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 2:30pm.
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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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1 - 5 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Tough trip but worth it

A really well run, sensitive and knowledgeable tour around a completely unreal place that makes you think long and hard

Thank webby_169
Reviewed 1 week ago
Eye-opening.

I signed up for this tour because I wanted to see a side to Mumbai we see in the movies—like Slumdog Millionaire—but don't get the chance to understand. This tour is actually the first tour to be given in Dharavi, and the tour company makes...More

Thank Felix P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dharavi Tour

It was a beautiful and very addictive tour, showing how people of the slums live. Giving all the respect to community and doing so much in order to give back to them. Very moving to see and participate. Thank you for a wonderful tour. Ayelet

2  Thank Ayelet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Not to be missed

I was concerned about turning myself into a voyeur, which was opposite of how I felt about this visit. The visit is informative, gives indights about how Dharavi works, and about the challenges of daily life. You end up understand how hard working and courageous...More

1  Thank Jm M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best experience

This was one of the best experiences we had during our 3 weeks trip in India. The tour is very interesting and well organized. Don’t hesitate to book!

1  Thank cgoldberg15
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ubiqdesigns
20 May 2018|
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Response from alessiocorsi1975 | Reviewed this property |
From Churchgate meeting point at 9.45 am
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8 April 2018|
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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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