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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
From US$ 13.00
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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.
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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 (234)
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Reviewed yesterday
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
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Very informative and interesting

Very good tour, would be impossible for us to see Dharavi without a tour guide, who took us to the pottery makers, plastic, aluminium (and more) recyclers, the schools, residential areas and the narrow alleys. Also a very good organisation to support, they give back...More

Thank Lt201829
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
100% recommend Dharavi Tour

Absolutely amazing tour that gives you a real insight to the everyday lives of the people of Dharavi. Visiting schools and community centres with an amazing guide who knew the city within a city like the back of his hand. The ability to see both...More

Thank clarabrown2017
Reviewed 4 days ago
This tour was a real eye opener to the lives of so many who live in the slums of Mumbai.

This tour gave an excellent understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked in the slums of Dharavi. Our guide was very knowledgeable explaining how the people live and work and the importance of community with each other to survive.

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Dhavari tour with Rakesh was very professional

Rakesh took the time to give us the historical perspective regarding the formation of the slum, government efforts to reform the slum and the politics behind its continuation. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Thoroughly recommend this tour and the community work they...More

Thank dabaxby
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19 August 2018|
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)
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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