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Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai

  • 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
Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai
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Dharavi Slum - Short Morning Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 10am.
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Dharavi Slum - Short Afternoon Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Churchgate Station at 1:45pm.
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Dharavi Slum - Short Afternoon Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 2:30pm.
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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.
Reviews (277)
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing, authentic and respectful way to learn about the culture of Dharavi

We were 4 people in the group with Priya as our tour guide. Priya was very attentive and shared with us so many interesting stories about the Dharavi slum, how people live and work there. It was a unique experience to learn more about this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeaAma
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful day tour - very nice comfortable air conditioned vehicle for 4 of us. Well organised and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience with excellent knowledge from our guide. This is a great Company to use - they are based within the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Reality Tours company behave like Dharavi factory

The arrangements of the tour is organized in Dharavi style factory. No photos - why not? the travelers have the right to take photos. Is it really because it disturbing the Dharavi residents or it might delay the tight company's schedule? I guess it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zhi100
Reviewed 1 week ago
Slum tour

Incredibly interesting tour.often slightly intimidating but overall a sense of a real community prevails. A city within a city encompassing colleges,schools,doctors ,shops etc. A must see if on a trip to Mumbai. Enjoyable is not the right word,informative definitely. How do people live and work...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Exploration671347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A different view of an amazing city

Our hostess, Priya, guided our small group of four through a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Beginning with easy-to-follow "link up" instructions and a non-rush hour train ride, we quickly traveled from the more well-to-do area of Mumbai to a whole other world. Reality Tours, recipient of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill H
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2 January 2019|
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Response from roberthY7917ED | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you up from Green Gate at cruise port or wherever you like.
19 August 2018|
Response from paulcC2166BC | Reviewed this property |
I’m answering this having just finished the morning tour. It took just under 2 hours, and started at 10:15am (we met the guide at 10am). Go to the toilet before (there’s one in a cafe by the meeting point by Mahim station)
19 August 2018|
Response from eliyas2015 | Reviewed this property |
Started at about 1300 hrs and ended by 1530 hours