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.
Meet your guide in the morning near Mahim Station (West) outside Cafe Coffee Day restaurant.
Dharavi has a population of almost one million people, the largest slum neighborhood in Asia. Head into Dharavi to learn about life in India and challenge any negative stereotypes associated with the idea of "slum" living.
Observe a wide range of small industry at work, such as recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, soap-making, and leather tanning. Most activities use innovative techniques in very confined spaces.
People from all over India live in Dharavi, a diversity that becomes apparent when you see temples, mosques, and churches side by side. Note the sense of community as you tour the area on foot while your guide provides insightful commentary.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Apr 2019
A must see when in Mumbai. Our tour guide was great. Very informative, actually took us for lunch in one of the slum apts. No pictures are allowed during the tour for the privacy of the occupants. Would recommend bringing water, although the tour guide stopped at a shop for some bottled water.
I have been on many guided tours to places of interest around the world. Forts, castles, palaces etc. but nothing compares to this experience.
Firstly, this is definitely not poverty tourism. This is as much a cultural tour as any I have ever been on.
From start to finish the guide explained what was happening in all the various parts of the slum city, for that is what it is, a city within a city.
There are many tours available, but this one cannot be beaten for the cost of only 9 or so.
The guide was extremely knowledgable about Dharavi, its people and purpose. The tour was conducted in a very respectful manner, we are after all not here to gloat.
I have to say this was my favourite tour of all time. If I had the time I would do it again with this company. I could have spent 8 hours on the tour, 3 hours flew by. There is simply so much to see and take in. It is a very humbling experience.
Well done Viator.