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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

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Mumbai, India
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6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

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 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.
  • Private city tour of Mumbai, including Dharavi Slum
  • Walk through Dharavi, with its huts, industries, recycling yard, and Kumbharwada pottery area
  • Learn about daily life here and absorb the strong community spirit
  • View Mumbai’s top landmarks including the Gateway to India and Rajabai Clock Tower
  • Entrance fees, and private transport with hotel, cruise port, or train station pickup or drop-off included
  • Personalized attention from a private guide
  • Price per vehicle, based on a maximum of five passengers
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 second largest city, with a population of about 18.4 million.

Stop first at the vast Dharavi Slum, Asia’s biggest, and home to nearly a million people. Take a 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 en 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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An Eye Opener
721vladk
, Aug 2019
The tour service was great. The driver in a private car picked me up at the hotel. The guide should have been there too, but because of heavy rains we had to pick him up elsewhere. Once we picked him up, the tour commenced and even though it was understandably a later start the team made sure they covered all points of interest , including the Slum part of the tour. We covered the modern Mumbai and then sent to Slum. Despite the heavy rains, the team made me fill comfortable with big umbrellas ready. The slum part of the tour was a real eye-opener. Anthony took me into various parts of the slum and explained what’s going on over there. All in all, great experience and the team made the best of it, given the weather.
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear 721vladk, Warm Greeting from Mystical Mumbai Thanks a lot for writing an excellent review regarding the slum and sightseeing tour with Guide Anthony. We are glad that you had a great time with us. see you soon again in Mumbai
This tour was excellent. We first...
swahlroth
, Jan 2018
This tour was excellent. We first walked around the slum part of Mumbai for over 2 hours. Very eye opening. We then did a full city tour. Our guide was excellent, spoke perfect English and despite bad traffic conditions managed to get us to all the highlights!!!

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