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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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Dharavi
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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.
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
  • Explore with a guide for an educational experience without getting lost
  • Choice of transport options and time slots for flexibility
  • Upgrade to include round-trip transport for extra ease
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Dharavi tour

It was a unique experience, and at the same the you learn about the slums you know your money is helping their inhabitants. Tour was safe and professional, and our guide (Swathi) was brilliant and patient and welcomed all our questions. Highly recommend.

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 days ago
An amazing insight into life in a slum

This was an amazing and informative tour of the Dharavi slum. The joining instructions were clear and our guide was punctual. Although there were a lot of tourists at the meeting point, there were many guides and we were split into small groups. This meant...More

Thank 666gina
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
2 Great Tours

I did the Dharavi Slum tour and the public transport tour during my visit to Mumbai. The Slum tour was run by Rakesh K who was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The tour is sympathetic to its surroundings and I didn’t feel like an awkward tourist whilst...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great guides to the real Mumbai

We visited the slums of Dharavi with great interpretations of the slim with Bipin. The respect they show for the community and knowledge is truly inspiring. The company also does provide back to the community. Well worth while doing.

Thank Faulcotraveller2776
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Tough trip but worth it

A really well run, sensitive and knowledgeable tour around a completely unreal place that makes you think long and hard

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