Overview

Mumbai's Dharavi Slum is more than what meets the eye. Once your initial apprehensions are cast aside, you can open your eyes to a growing hive of life, living, and small businesses. Upon meeting your guide, you will head into Dharavi, where you will be able to experience the every day ongoings of this unique area. Numerous small businesses are thriving in every corner, from exotic soaps and handmade cosmetics, to pottery and textiles. Throughout your walk, you'll see how everyday life plays out with the members of the community within it. You'll see how they go to work, make their food, go home, and interact with everyone around them in this community. Along the way, you'll also learn the value of recycling. You'll see sourcing, treatment and reselling in the recycling process. It's a truly eye-opening experience in Mumbai.

3 Hours 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • English Speaking Local Guide

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals and beverages
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • A 3 hour guided tour to discover a place that's alive with small scale industries and small residences
  • Experience a wide range of businesses growing and thriving within the small are and see local commerce at work
  • Gain a more complete insight into the various commercial transactions that take place in such a locality
  • Feel the community spirit as you walk by the narrow alleys of Dharavi, and see how lives are lived everyday
  • An English speaking guide will give you valuable information about the local culture and daily life
Itinerary
  • 9:30am/2:30pm meet up outside Cafe Coffee Day opposite Mahim West station where the tour begins
  • Your guide will take you through the alleys of Dharavi to see local industries. See friendly locals and tiny tots waving from their roof tops and balconies
  • Learn how the chain of recycling works from sourcing, to treatment, to reselling and about the local papad industry
  • 12:30pm/5:30pm return back to your original meet up location where the tour ends

(Note: In case of transfers, the operator will arrange a pick up and drop off by car/van accordingly)