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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.
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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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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 (250)
1 - 5 of 179 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and heartbreaking

Our group of seven people visited Dharavi a few days ago and were taken aback by how Dharavi really is a city within a city in the heart of Mumbai. The tour guides of Reality Tours shared their own personal stories from growing up in...More

2  Thank jesshornell
Reviewed 1 week ago
Dharavi tour

Thank you Vishal for an awesome tour of Dharvari. The tour was extremely informative. I was very worried about being exploitative, but the tour did not make me feel this way at all. 80% of the proceeds from Reality Tours and Travel get put back...More

1  Thank emiliahennig
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worthwhile Tour

Reality Tours includes an amazing group of people who have come together to help the community in Dharavi. They did a great job of being culturally sensitive while we were on the tour. They have other programs for the community other than taking tourists or...More

1  Thank IndraniC42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very interesting tour

Interesting tour. We did the tour Dharavi tour together with the sightseeing. Very good and lot of information shared. Guide took good care of us with coffee and lunch breaks in between

1  Thank Andi J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant tour

We were nervous about booking this, fearing it might be exploitative, but were - rightly - reassured by other reviews. Have no fear! It’s a great educational experience, very well organised and with real consideration for the people of Dharavi. A large proportion of your...More

1  Thank RonFinlay
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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
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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