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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide was from a company that arose because of the Slumdog Millionaire movie, and they require that their guides live in the Dharavi slum and are students. This tour was fascinating. There are over 1 million inhabitants and over 15,000 businesses. He took us...More

Thank resorthomebase
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a day with Be The Local and our Uni student guide from Dharavi slum. We visited one of India's largest slums, the area made famous by Slum Dog Millionaire. The area is home to 1 million people at a density of 570,000 people per...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dharavi is an old Industrial Area. At present many outsourcing works for Small factories of Dadar Malad is carried at Dharavi

Thank vp1912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken round by someone who lives in the slum was an eye opening experience highly recommended. Areal contrast to the standard sights of Mumbai

Thank Muscat999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Designated as biggest slum area in the world. Very shabby place. Sometimes its difficult to cross this area in rainy season.

Thank AnkitJain1368
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This slum served as a backdrop for the movie "Slumdog Millionaire." Though it was depicted in the film as having maimed or disfigured child beggars and and prostitution, this is actually not the case in these particular slums. Tours are guided by students that are...More

Thank buffy0182
Reviewed 1 September 2018

For all of us who live in a privileged bubble, this is an eye-opening reminder of how those at the bottom of the pyramid exist. Join a tour. They'll provide much needed context and some do great NGO work in supporting a school in the...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Dharavi is largest slum area in asia. There are so many activities for daily wages. All types of religion people are staying in Dharavi.

Thank robinsongreat007
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Dharavi is a famous known Slum...probably the biggest Slum in Asia...it shows you the reality and life in Slums if one is lookin foward to discover...apart from that it's a major leather production and many small scale industrial place

Thank Sumaiya97
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Be The Local Tours employ students living in the slum. They are knowledgeable and informative about what makes the area work.

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We didn't take our kids but there were some people with kids around 7-9. I think it would be excellent for them. Just wear closed shoes! We stepped through dirty water, dead rats and possibly human waste! However, the... More
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