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Dharavi Slum Tour in Mumbai

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  • Travel with a college student guide who is a resident of Dharavi
  • Choice of group or private tour
  • Learn about the neighborhood through guided commentary
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Dharavi Slum Tour in Mumbai
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Dharavi Slum Tour in Mumbai
USD 24.00
Overview
Explore the neighborhood made famous by the 2008 film "Slumdog Millionaire" with a resident guide to illuminate the challenges and issues facing residents who make their home there. Walk through Dharavi and see the way residents make their living, including plastic recycling, soap production, pottery, and other methods. Stop by local schools and churches to get a sense of the community while listening to your guide's sensitive commentary.
What to Expect
Dharavi slum tour begins at the Mahim Railway Station. From here head straight to the Plastic and Metal Recycling yard of 13th Compound. Get abreast with the amazing small sized industry melting and moulding plastic toys and manufacturing buttons for popular brand Barbie Dolls of India.

Walk through narrow lanes and by-lanes taking in the wafting aromas from local bakeries and sweet shops. Exotic smells from soap and cosmetic making units are bound to make some heads turn. Dime sized cyber cafes, locals brushing past, mass-producing tailor shops all make up for an exciting trip. Friendly locals and enthusiastic tiny tots waving from their roof tops and balconies simply add in a touch of regular life being lived here.

Continue on the show and tell tour listening to stories from your guide as you arrive at Kumbharwada, in Dharavi. Known to be the face of India’s largest slum dwelling, The tour through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, you will undoubtedly feel the strong sense of community and the special spirit that exists here. Dharavi became famous through the worldwide hit movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2008. Visit Kumbharwada, an area occupied by traditional potters hailing from Gujarat. This large settlement set up in 1930s is a testimony of communal clay pits and kilns that have stood the test of time and witnessed hardships. In tandem with Brazil’s Favela, Dharavi and Mahim will leave a mark in your hearts and minds.

Don't expect to find extreme poverty by walking though Dharavi. The tour breaks stereotypical beliefs and will inspire you for your daily life
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best way to understand what makes Mumbai tick!

This afternoon I went on Dharavi Slum Tour which is just one of a dozen or so which Mystical Mumbai regularly operate. This not only proved a good decision but - particularly, for someone like myself who has visited Mumbai some 20-30 times before -...More

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MysticalMumbaiTours, Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderfull review. We would really appreciate if you recommended this tour to your family and friends.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dharavi Slum Tour

We wanted to visit Dharavi Slum to see the other side of India and understand how communities live and function under the cramped living conditions. This is something you cannot do without a guide as you would simply get lost in the maze of narrow...More

1  Thank Bhupendra M
MysticalMumbaiTours, Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello sir, Thanks for taking time to put review for us. It was wonderfull to you the positive part of slum.

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile
Incredible tour! NOT what you think

We were not planning to do the slum tour because we imagined it would be a "human zoo" situation that would be incredibly uncomfortable for everyone involved. But after speaking with the owner of the hostel we are staying at, he explained that prominent leaders...More

Thank Jessica T
MysticalMumbai, Guest Relations Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thanks very much for your review! ! But I'm really glad you had a good time! All the best, and get in touch if you would like to do another tour in the future.

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Great tour

This is an eye opening tour with a lot of info covered in just two short hours. We started with many of the different jobs in the slum, covered the residential area and where the children go to school. Anthony was very knowledgeable and helpful....More

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MysticalMumbai, Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking this tour and helpng our organisation. We would really appreciate if you recommend this to your family and friends.

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Dharavi Slum Tour

Good tour of the slum, with good explanations of the different work and industries that people are doing.

Thank Joe C
MysticalMumbai, Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you so much Joe C for taking this tour and helping our organisation and also for your lovely review. see you soon in india. We will really appreciate if you recommend this tour to your family and friends.

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Response from Jacinthe D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenny, you can ask me your questions and I will do my best to answer. I'll be checking my emails regularly for your email. Thanks for your interest in my review. Kind regards Jacinthe (not Lewis)
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