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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
Dharavi Slum - Short Morning Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 10am.
Afternoon Mahim- No Transport
Dharavi Slum - Short Afternoon Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Mahim Station at 2:30pm.
Morning Church G- No Transport
Dharavi Slum - Short Morning Program. Does not include round-trip transport to Dharavi. Departs from Churchgate Station at 9:15am.
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Very interesting & powerfull tour

The tour was very interesting. Our guide, Swathi, was very good at explaining everything and was very interesting to talk to. She was able to explain & show everything in a very respectful way to the surroundings. Would definatly recommend going on this tour to...More

1  Thank Anton V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Worth it!

I'm backpacking on 800 Rps. a day and splurged for the Dharavi tour. I never normally get guides and tend to find my own research and solo exploring good enough, however Dharavi has a great history and this company do good work here for tourists...More

Thank alexandemily N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well worth it!

This tour is really something you shouldn't miss out on. If you've ever seen Slum Dog Millionaire, this is where it was filmed. Champ, our guide, was really great. He not only walked us through the labyrinth of winding alleys of Dharavi, but gave us...More

Thank zoeparkton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Eye opening experience

Our tour was excellent. From booking the tour Reality tours were easily contactable. We originally booked the morning tour but had to cancel last minute but there was no issue moving us to the afternoon slot. The tour itself was fantastic and gave us a...More

1  Thank Graham F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A new eye on Mumbai slums

We visited Dharavi slums with our kids. Great experience to discover what really is this slum. An incredibly active area with thousands of workshops in many different industries. Very nice people and families. We highly recommend this tour

1  Thank Benoit B
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May 19, 2018|
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Response from Ayse B | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe we met the guide at the train station at 9:00am. They also mentioned an afternoon tour. Best to check with Reality Tours.
April 7, 2018|
Response from Robyn D | Reviewed this property |
The tour timing is kind of flexible as your guide is from the slum and can meet you at your hotel or nearby station. Best to organise this with the tour company beforehand via email. We had phone roaming so we were also... More