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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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Morning Mahim - No Transport
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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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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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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 (260)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Inside look into the life at Dharavi Slums

I was very nervous to do this tour because I did not want to disrespect or exploit the people living in these areas. However, after doing some research and finding out that most of the proceeds go towards projects that support the people in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cathy d
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolute eye opener

Having traveled to India 5 times already I wasn't expecting the Dharavi tour to show me anything particularly new but I was wrong. I booked it to expose 3 teenage kids to the "other" India, but I think I was more educated than anyone. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sabina d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best tour to date

Iv done many walking tours around the world but I have to say this is right up there. Awesome guides and the rawness of India really comes out as you walk around the slum. This tour is incredibly eye opening and if you are in...More

Thank marcosolotravels
Reviewed 1 week ago
a must in Mumbai

the best and most respectful way to meet the heart of Mumbai. I discovered a smiling slum where different cultures, business, religions and families live door to door. challenging prejudices

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paola_BVarese
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A deep and lasting experience

This was a highlight of my trip to Mumbai. Our tour guide, Arjun, was thoughtful and knowledgeable. His familiarity with and mutual respect for the people of Dharavi was obvious and enabled us to feel as unobtrusive and undisruptive as possible. I came away from...More

Thank evansbarba
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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
19 May 2018|
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Response from alessiocorsi1975 | Reviewed this property |
From Churchgate meeting point at 9.45 am
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