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Dharavi Slum Tours

Made famous by the movie Slumdog Millionaire, the Mumbai slum of Dharavi is one of the largest informal settlements in the world. The 500-acre district, established in the center of the city in the 1880s during the British colonial era, is home to a tight-knit community of about a million, many of whom produce textiles, leather crafts, and handmade pottery for a thriving informal economy.

The Basics
Wander the narrow pathways between sheet iron structures in Dharavi to gain insight into the melting pot that is one of the world’s largest slums, home to many small-scale industries. While educational, a walk through the quarter may be overwhelming for outsiders, so it’s best to visit the slum with a local English-speaking guide who can highlight the experience with context and insight into daily life and show how residents use their ingenuity and creativity to reside in an otherwise challenging socioeconomic environment. Choose a private or small-group walking tour of the slum, or visit as part of a Mumbai sightseeing tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This neighborhood offers travelers the opportunity to learn about the history of the area and gain a well-rounded understanding of Mumbai.
  • Proceeds from Dharavi tours of the slum often go back to the local community.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.

How to Get There
Dharavi is situated in the northern suburbs of Mumbai between the Western and Central Railways lines. While it’s possible to visit the area independently, it’s quite easy to get lost in the maze of streets and narrow alleys, so it’s much safer to visit with a tour guide.

When to Get There
The most pleasant time to visit Dharavi Slum (and Mumbai as a whole) is during winter, from November to February, when the weather is mild and dry. Expect temperatures upwards of 100°F (38°C) in May, and frequent—sometimes continuous—rainfall during July and August monsoons.

A Note on the Ethics of Slum Tourism
We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums, and we understand that tours of them may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that these tours are educational and allow for a better understanding of Indian life inside Dharavi.

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This private tour combines the classic attractions of the city of Mumbai, along with a 2-hour walk in the famous Dharavi slums, all in one day. See the famous ...  Read more

Location: Mumbai, India
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Take a walking tour of the Dharavi slum on this unique exploration in Mumbai. Follow a guide through Dharavi’s narrow alleyways, where you’re introduced to ...  Read more

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Dharavi walk is not just any other tour but a experience which will challenge your perception about Slums. Get a insider look at slum life in Mumbai on this 2- ...  Read more

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Visit Dharavi slum with a local guide on a 3-hour, private tour of the impoverished Mumbai neighborhood that’s considered one of the world’s largest slums. Get ...  Read more

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