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Dharavi
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.
Address: Dharavi, Mumbai, India
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Dharavi Small-Group Tour in Mumbai with Optional Add-ons

Dharavi Small-Group Tour in Mumbai with Optional Add-ons

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See a different side of Mumbai on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the Dharavi slum. Visit the community center and tour the textiles, recycling, and leather tanning businesses run by the local residents. With numbers limited to six on this small-group tour, you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide and round-trip transport is available as an optional upgrade. Proceeds from your tour go back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health, and livelihood.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.83
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US$12.83

Private Slumdog Millionaire Tour in Dharavi with Slum Visit

Private Slumdog Millionaire Tour in Dharavi with Slum Visit

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You must be aware that Dharavi is one of the biggest slums in the entire world. But there is a lot more to it. Dharavi is home to a number of small-scale industries where people work with infinite enthusiasm and zeal. Dharavi constitutes a significant portion of the cosmopolitan Mumbai. While many people may be irked to make a trip to the slum area but today there are educational trips that organize a Dharavi Slum Tour to know the reality of the life of the residents. The Mumbai Dharavi tour portrays that life in Mumbai is not all glamorous but the city has a reality side too where thousands of workers are struggling to make a living and still people manage to live in harmony. Whenever you visit Mumbai, you must take a Dharavi slum tour, to have a nuanced understanding of the life of the people living in slums as well as have an inspiration for yourself. Dharavi Tourism is available with walking and car tours, people can opt for whichever is convenient. Come. Join us to explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.53
Price varies by group size
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US$21.53
Price varies by group size

Dharavi Slum Tour in Mumbai

Dharavi Slum Tour in Mumbai

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
Price varies by group size
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US$70.00
Price varies by group size

Walking Tour of Famous Dharavi Slum

Walking Tour of Famous Dharavi Slum

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Explore one of the world's largest slums, the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, with a dedicated guide on this private tour. Learn about the history and culture of this area and the daily lives of the inhabitants through your guide's enlightening commentary. See the Dharavi market place, where vendors daily necessities, then visit four different schools and Kumbharwada, a neighborhood of pottery workshops.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.53
Price varies by group size
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US$21.53
Price varies by group size

Dharavi Tour and Street Art Walk

Dharavi Tour and Street Art Walk

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Our three community centres that are funded through the profits from the tours are also located in the residential area. We will visit one of them and you will learn about the programs that our NGO, Reality Gives, offers the community. Our 3 hour introduction to Dharavi aims to give visitors a much more nuanced understanding of life and work in Mumbai slums. You can also add a lunch with a local family after the morning tour. Not only will you get additional insight into Dharavi, but you’ll provide a local family with some extra income!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.95
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US$17.95

Dharavi Small-Group Mumbai - Walking Tour with Guide and Optional Add-ons

Dharavi Small-Group Mumbai - Walking Tour with Guide and Optional Add-ons

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India is a country of contrasts, with slums sitting beside opulent palaces. Get an insider’s insight into Dharavi Slum, used as the setting for the blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire, during a 2-hour tour. As you walk around the area, you’ll get an intimate glimpse into the daily lives of local residents and learn about systems in place for more than 1 million residents. Plus, you can upgrade to include convenient round-trip transfers from your hotel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
Price varies by group size
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US$25.65
Price varies by group size

Dharavi slum Tour Private

Dharavi slum Tour Private

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The Dharavi Slum in Mumbai is one of the largest slums in Asia but it is more than a place of poverty. The slum produces upwards of one billion dollars a year through various industries. Take a small-group guided tour through the slum to see the bustling plastic recycling industry, leather industries, schools, and local homes to get a feel for the day-to-day life of residents.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.52
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US$20.52

Small-Group Walking Tour of Dharavi Slum in Mumbai

Small-Group Walking Tour of Dharavi Slum in Mumbai

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Take a walking tour of the Dharavi slum area in Mumbai with an informative guide who shares a new perspective on life in one of India's largest cities. Glimpse a hidden side of urban India and discover a place that's alive with small-scale industries and community spirit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.00
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US$10.00

2-Hour Guided Tour of Dharavi

2-Hour Guided Tour of Dharavi

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If visitors are expecting extreme poverty and despair based on movie depictions, they will be disappointed. In fact this tour actively breaks stereotypical depictions of slums. The tour will take you through the proud and industrious area of Dharavi. You will be able to see where people work, where people live and where people relax. We will show you the vast industrial areas with many important industries like the bakeries serving the whole of Mumbai. We will show you the residential areas where whole families live in a small room, local schools and even the pottery industries. Some of the areas will be familiar if you have seen the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ as much of the film was shot in Dharavi.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14.35
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US$14.35

Mumbai City Tour with Ferry Ride and Dharavi Slum

Mumbai City Tour with Ferry Ride and Dharavi Slum

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Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace during this private tour of Mumbai. With your guide to provide insightful commentary, see the classic Mumbai sights, including the Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat, and Marine Drive. Take a walking tour of the Dharavi slums and ride a ferry down the city's coast.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
Price varies by group size
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US$92.31
Price varies by group size

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

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Make the most of a day in Mumbai to see both sides of the city — its colonial-era grandeur and Dharavi slum — on this private tour. Walk through Dharavi’s lanes to see the dilapidated huts, cottage industries, recycling projects, and clay potters. Then, explore modern and colonial Mumbai, seeing landmarks including the Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, and others. Includes private transportation from your hotel, or Mumbai port, or railway station.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$184.62
per group
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US$184.62
per group

 Private Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour with Dharavi Slums

Private Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour with Dharavi Slums

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Our guide will pick you up from your hotel or port & then transfer into an air-con car, and the do the whole sightseeing tour and after that do Asia's biggest slum tour where the movie Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. It is an all-inclusive tour with fully guided by a professional English speaking guide. If you have only one day to spend in Mumbai then you are at the right place to see the whole of Mumbai in one day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.93
Price varies by group size
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US$78.93
Price varies by group size

All in one Combo of City ,Slum,Dhobighat & Dabbawala tour

All in one Combo of City ,Slum,Dhobighat & Dabbawala tour

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With a private guide in the lead, follow an itinerary designed to show the transformation of Mumbai from a sleepy fishing hamlet into the vibrant Indian city it is today. First, visit one of the country’s largest slums and learn how people make their livings there. Then meet some dabbawalas, or lunch delivery people, who fuel the city’s workers. Visit dhobi ghat, where laundry is done in the traditional way, as well as other city landmarks on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
Price varies by group size
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US$76.93
Price varies by group size

Dharavi Slum Tour

Dharavi Slum Tour

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What makes this tour special? The tour (Group or Private) through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and 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. You will find a wide range of activity in this mini-city such as plastic recycling, leather work, pottery, soap production, and also schools and churches.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.39
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US$15.39

Tour of Dharavi Slum

Tour of Dharavi Slum

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The hidden fact of Mumbai is high-end positivity in every condition. Right from business operations in skyscraping towers to functioning in small scale slum, the city is never short of things. Our Dharavi Tour is eternally devoted to positivities of the human spirit. Our two-hour tour surely depicts the phenomenal spirit of working in any condition. One of the most profound facts of choosing us is that we have friendly and professional tour operators who are acquainted with the areas and even take you to spot where Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. This tour is generally focused on how people are culminating the stereotype negativity and bring in a new phase of change in an economy. With more than millions of residents, you will also witness the large periphery of diversity.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.77
Price varies by group size
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US$30.77
Price varies by group size

Dharavi - Mumbai's Favelas - Much More than the Slums

Dharavi - Mumbai's Favelas - Much More than the Slums

As all our tours we have customized it to make it most comfortable and Safe for you. Our tours helps you explore a different facets of these slums. We do not project a negative image of the inhabitants but bring out the passion , entrepreneurial spirit and never say die attitude of the locals. Living is tough here but you will find most of them smiling always.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$11.99
Price varies by group size
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US$11.99
Price varies by group size

Dharavi slum Tour with Transport

Dharavi slum Tour with Transport

The design of the tour with transport to take visitors, keeping in mind the duration. The main aim is to show them around the hidden world behind the idea of the slum culture. The transport saves time and also saves the energy of the visitors. The aim is to ensure that they do not feel drained out but are energetic throughout. The tour presents before one the harsh reality of life and also how there’s a solution to even deal with this. The tour begins with a brief introduction about the schedule for the day. The visitors are taken around the slum and shown various significant spots. They dine along with the residents. The afternoon session spreads over the technicalities of different businesses. The guide is well versed with his subject and is ready to address each and every query. The visitors often request the guides to elaborate on different topics. The tour ends with some refreshing tea and snacks. The visitors often carry back a bag full of memories along with new learning.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.37
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US$32.37

Dharavi Slum Tour

Dharavi Slum Tour

A very special kind of a tour which actually signifies 'DIVERSITY' and will help you experience 'A City within a City'. This will leave you stunned and change your perception towards the word called 'SLUM'. This tour would actually be an eye opener for all guests. Here, we will pick our guests from any Local Railway Station of Mumbai (No Private Vehicle)
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.39
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US$15.39

Dharavi Slumdog Millionaire Tour

Dharavi Slumdog Millionaire Tour

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Walking tour through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and you'll undoubtedly feel the strong sense of community and the special spirit that exists here. The total population of Dharavi slum is unknown, and estimates vary widely. Some sources suggest it is 300, 000 to about a million. Dharavi is the second biggest slum in Asia and the third biggest in the world and will dispel negative image about the Slum
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.93
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US$45.93

Dharavi slum tour with street styles.

Dharavi slum tour with street styles.

This tours are organised by Dharavi based HipHop artist known as Bboy Akku, worked as a featuring artist with filmmakers and has great experience of Tours in Dharavi , akku has wide community involvement through his hiphop influence Its a real life Slum experiance In well known Slums of Dharavi. Tour guides are from Dharavi itself born and raised in slums, which makes it even more interesting to know about insights of daily life .and it makes a safe experience when you got someone local. Dharavi has many things to explore in terms of lifestyle of people , work styles and people have good sense of community where you will never feel lonely .it is always busy on the main streets of Dharavi with exciting market areas , lot of kids playing around and great memories to collect while touring
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.94
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US$17.94

4 Hour Slum Tour With Sightseeing in Mumbai

4 Hour Slum Tour With Sightseeing in Mumbai

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Discover Mumbai's must-see attractions on a tour of the city's highlights and the famous Dharavi slums. Enjoy convenient pickup from a location of your choice, travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle, and learn about the city with a local guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.43
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US$12.43

Mumbai Dharavi Slum Walking Tour

Mumbai Dharavi Slum Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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US$11.22
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US$11.22

Asia Largest Dharavi Slum Tour in Private Vehicle

Asia Largest Dharavi Slum Tour in Private Vehicle

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Dharavi slums in Mumbai the DHARAVI it’s one of the most vibrant centres for extreme entrepreneurship on our Planet. It has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce Plastic Recycling, export quality leather goods, pottery, embroidered garments and many more. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing and sold in domestic as well as international markets. Most of these things are created innovatively, in a very small space. Dharavi Tour is the 2 Hours Guided (Walking) Tour with the local Dharavi guide. We will visit commercial and residence area of Dharavi. Will also provide refreshment between the tour, so you dont feel tired and dehydrated.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
Price varies by group size
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US$40.00
Price varies by group size

Dharavi Tour - Mumbai's Largest Slum Area

Dharavi Tour - Mumbai's Largest Slum Area

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Known to many as 'one of the largest slums in Asia', we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. It houses about one million of Mumbai’s inhabitants and its industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. In this walking tour, you will experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. You’ll also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. This diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques, churches and pagodas that stand side by side. Discover a side of Dharavi beyond its ignominious distinction of being known as the largest slum in Asia. Time: 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$14.36
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US$14.36

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