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Dharavi Dabbawala & Dhobi Ghat tour with Mumbai local train ride

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Stop At: Churchgate Railway Station, Church Gate Street, Mumbai India

10:00 Hrs The guests will be picked up by the Guide from the Hotel and drive to the Churchgate Railway Station where they will see the Dabbawalas disembarking the Dabbas ( Tiffins ) in the wooden cart from the Train. 10:30 Hrs At Churchgate station the Guest will see how the people stand in the Ticket Counter Q and take their tickets to reach their offices. Now the guests will escorted towards the platform to board the Local Train for Mahalaxmi Station. Local Train are the major means of transport in Mumbai. . This Tour will give you an opportunity to experience the Mumbai Local Train. We travel in First Class Compartment and will be traveling from South to North Mumbai when there is no crowd.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dhobi Ghat, Dr. E. Moses Rd. near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai India

11:00 Hrs Guests arrives at Mahalaxmi Railway Station is served by the Mumbai Suburban Railways. The station is situated next to municipal dhobi ghats at Mahalakshmi, on the suburb of Mumbai. Most of the Dabbawalas get down at Mahalaxmi Station as all the Corporate offices are in this vicinity. Here the Dabbawalas sort out the Tiffin Boxes based on the markings on the Tiffins which is done area wise. A brief introduction here with the dabbawalas and their exact arrangements how the tiffin's are coded and distributed at the right place at the right time. The Tiffins are put on the Wooden Crate which carries 150 Tiffins and driven by 3- 4 Dabbawalas in different directions for delivery on the bicycle. 12:00-12:30 Hrs The Guests will escorted out from the Mahalaxmi Station. The guests will proceed to the Open Air Laundry firmly known as DHOBI GHAT. A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "Ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry.

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Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dharavi, Mumbai India

Around 60% of the citizens of Mumbai live in slums and Dharavi, with a population of at least half a million, probably has become the most famous one of them, especially after the success of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. The guide takes you through the commercial area of the slum. Especially waste recycling is a big business in Dharavi and the residents and workers who scavenge materials from all over the city bring them to the little workshops in order to clean, process and recycle them, from old Aluminium cans to plastic chairs. The visit of a roof right in the center of the settlement allows you to get an impression of the vast dimensions of the place and the number of people who must be working and living there On the tour you will be guided by the local Guide who will be fluent in English.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Colaba, Mumbai 400005 India

drop back to your south mumbai/colaba hotel
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Important Information
Departure Point
Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Traveler pickup is offered
south mumbai/colaba region hotels
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Churchgate Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Dharavi
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Hope afloat in small shanties in slums, guys doing small scale business enterprises with whatever they have got with them

Thank Reizensatistty
Jaithevoyager, Owner at Discover Activities, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Hi Satty, thanks for being so kind enough to put your favorable repose. look forward to see you again

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Millions living in slums and small shanties but doing their cottage industry business with a lot of boast and pride. No professional degrees but running their concerns successfully

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