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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

Highlights
  • Private 6-hour city tour of Mumbai, including Dharavi Slum
  • 2-hour walk through Dharavi, with its huts, industries, recycling yard, and Kumbharwada pottery area
  • Learn about daily life here and absorb the strong community spirit
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum
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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum
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Overview
Make the most of a day in Mumbai to see both sides of the city — its colonial-era grandeur and Dharavi slum — on this 6-hour private tour. Walk through Dharavi’s lanes to see the dilapidated huts, cottage industries, recycling projects, and clay potters. Then, explore modern and colonial Mumbia, seeing landmarks including the Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, and others. Includes private transportation from your hotel, or Mumbai port, or railway station.
What to Expect
Start your private tour with pickup from your Mumbai hotel, or alternatively, from the cruise port or railway station.

Delve into the streets in a private, air-conditioned car with your guide, and hear about Mumbai’s history, including its time under British rule from the 18th to the 20th century, and how it is India’s largest city, with a population of about 10 million.

Stop first at the vast Dharavi Slum, Asia’s biggest, and home to nearly a million people. Take a 2-hour walk through this town-within-a-town, crammed with thousands of makeshift huts. Learn about daily life here, and pass tiny bread and sweet shops, interspersed with dimly-lit manufacturing units hosting small-scale clothes-, pottery-, and soap-making businesses.

Absorb the strong sense of community, and visit the plastic and metal recycling yard, where workers sort materials for re-use, before delving into Kumbharwada, the community of clay potters dubbed the ‘city of lamps.’ Explore the lanes here, weaving through thousands of hand-made, kiln-fired pots being crafted as oil lamps for festivals.

Having explored Dharavi, take a tour of the colonial and modern faces of Mumbai. Admire the Gateway of India, built to commemorate a 1911 visit by King George V, and see the imposing Taj Mahal Palace hotel, opened in 1903.

Hear historical tales and anecdotes on route, and stop at landmarks including the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, Mumbai University with its Big Ben-style Rajabai Clock Tower, and the Oval Cricket Ground and Bombay High Court.

See Mumbai’s dhobi ghat — Asia’s biggest open-air laundry — together with Mahatma Gandhi's former residence, and the Hanging Gardens on top of water tanks. Plus, drive past the colonial buildings on Marine Drive, seeing the Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, the Telegraph Office, and more.

Your tour then ends back at the departure point.
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Reviews (7)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
This was an eye opener.

I am so glad we saw this for ourselves, you would not believe what goes on in the Dharavi Slum. It is a hive of industry dealing with everything you can imagine from recycling to super leather products. Don't rely on what people tell you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile
Great tour by an amazing guide

A well educated guide with good English skills makes all the difference in any tour. Mumbai is a magical city, but Nick our guide made it truly shine. Well worth your time your time and money to join this tour.

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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 12 January 2018 via mobile
Very authentic and lively

I strongly can recommend Mystical Mumbai. We had a great tour through Dharavi slums and enjoyed the coversations with our guide/s . This really was an enrichment in our India journey.More

Thank 6ingridp
MysticalMumbaiTours, Manager at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

DEAR INGRID, Greetings from Mystical Mumbai. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor on your experience. It is our sincere endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile
Great Tour!

Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice! He was very patient, and good at explaining things as well

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MysticalMumbai, Owner at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour! And I guess if your tour guide is having a good time then it probably helps! All the best, and get in touch if you would like to do another tour in the future.

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile
Dharavi Slums with Raunak

We really enjoyed our tour of the Dharavi Slums in Mumbai. Our guide, Raunak, was very informative and shared his knowledge of the area with us in a clear, well constructed way. He brought us around the area at the perfect pace, and was very...More

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MysticalMumbai, Owner at Mystical Mumbai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 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.

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