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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$13.00
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$13.00
Afternoon Mahim- No Transport
Dharavi Slum - Short Afternoon Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 2:30pm.
US$13.00
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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.
Reviews (240)
1 - 5 of 169 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Dharavi Slum tour group with car transfer

Only reason I felt good in the first place with doing a slum tour is that 80% of the tour through this company cost goes back into this community.Myself and my wife are in our mid 30 to early 40s.We were picked up from the...More

2  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 days ago
Do not hesitate, just go!!

My sister and I hesitated whether to do a tour of Dharavai as we weren't sure whether it was respectful to the locals. After hearing feedback from a friend who went with Reality tours and reading their great reviews we decided to go. The tour...More

Thank almcnama
Reviewed 4 days ago
Highlight of my trip to India

I cannot recommend this Dharavi tour highly enough. Our guide Balaji was absolutely delightful as well as being extremely knowledgeable on Dharavi but also Mumbai. I was slightly apprehensive about taking this tour but so pleased I did. Our guide lived in Dharavi and I...More

Thank Gonzoxx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing, humbling experience.

Can not recommend the slum tour enough! Myself and my girlfriend had some time to burn in Mumbai before our flight back to the UK so we decided to book the tour last minute. We were met by a happy tour guide called Javed who...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 6 days ago
Impressive insight into one of the biggest slums in Asia

Simran was a very cordial and knowledgeable guide and gave our group a very interesting insight into this bustling maze Dharavi.

Thank _tildonk_1
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binhhanah
19 August 2018|
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Response from Paul C | 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)
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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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