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Joanna B
Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was the favourite part of my tour of Mumbai and definitely a must do if you are looking for a short list of attractions.

I was concerned it is wrong to be looking into peoples’ windows, but the guide reminded me that it is actually a vibrant community of $1.8 million and they are well used to seeing tourists. In fact, our guide actually lived there himself.

If you can, I recommend going on a private tour because there are lots of little alleyways and in a small group it is easier and faster to move so you can immerse better. We went with Amaze Tours, highly recommended.

Wear sensible shoes (my husband did it in thongs, not a great idea) and given diversity of religions living there, I felt more respectful with a scarf over my shoulders when in some of the more private areas.
Written 17 December 2023
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dgomez2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I have made my tour with my teen daughters (12 & 15) and my son (11). No risk, our guide, Razak, a student, has his family leaving in Dharavi for 5 generations : we visited the industrial area, the old residential part and the new one. For my kids, thanks to Razak comments it has been a "normal" visit. I strongly recomment this visit
Written 31 December 2022
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Marilyn Cornwall
Ashburton, New Zealand8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Reality Tours again. Recommend this group. Dharavi was amazing. Many places had very narrow alleyways with buildings containing an incredible number of industries. The streets were swept clean, the children play happily, the dogs content with well fed tums. My guide, same one as for the Food Market,
Tuvej was a delightful, well spoken and very careful young man.
I do recommend this tour with Reality, good company
Written 3 March 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I went without my mobile phone and other valuables. I took a little pocket money. It is sad to see how some of India’s poorest people live. Here I got a good haircut for 100 INR. Going solo, I felt unsafe.
Written 18 March 2023
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India2,726 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Another face of Mumbai,the slum is congested not so clean, the manpower busy with different occupation just for a living.
Written 15 October 2015
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a_arn1
Malmö, Sweden33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
We contacted a young man named Mohammad, and he took us on a private and very informative and interesting tour of Dharavi for a couple of hours. Mohammad lives in Dharavi with his family, and we felt completely safe while walking the streets with him. The tour was one of our best and most eye-opening experiences we had during our month in India. We learned a lot about dharavi and we were fascinated about the structure of the society and the happy carefree inhabitants. We truly recommend Mohammad and his Slumtour and if you are in Mumbai this is a must-do!

You can contact Mohammad on his email: md.sadique3@gmail.com.
He responds quickly.
// Astrid & Robert (Sweden)
Written 5 January 2014
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Vivek Dhadha
Mumbai, India3,779 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Officially the biggest slum in Asian. That is known. What is not known by many that it also has some of the best small scale leather industries. If you are looking for a good deal in leather products, try roaming the shops here. Though be careful of cheats. If you are a foreigner, expect to be quote higher prices and have your negotiating pants on :)
Written 26 February 2018
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kalpananarain
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
Dharavi is known for its leather market. One can buy a variety of hand bags, jackets, luggage, wallets and much more. From the trendiest of styles to some of those that are evergreen you can make your choice.
Written 26 August 2015
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RomanLydiaKlufas
Seekonk, MA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
We truly enjoyed the Dharavi Slum Tour organized by Reality Tours and Travel in January 2015. Our 18 and 20 year old children toured with us. It was a very Informative, eye-opening look into the economy and world of those who live there. This 2 1/2 hour tour is highly recommended and not to be missed when in Mumbai!
Written 3 March 2015
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navneetsinha
Mumbai, India160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Eversince I started staying in Mumbai,passed several times through Dharavi and there is this foul smell coming out from the area so much so,that whenever I pass through next with the smell I could easily make out that ya it is Dharavi,it is because of rot lying in the mangroves,later on came to know that it is asia's largest slum.It also came in prominence after the movie "Slum Dog Millioniare"so much so that It got prominance in local tourist Itenaries.it consists of thounds of small industrial units,majorly leather units.The shops outside Dharavi are all of leather stuff,which is the major attraction among locals and from tourist too,a must to see as you get some very good stuff that too very cheap,only thing you have to bargain.
Written 26 February 2015
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