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See a different side to Mumbai on this 2.5-hour walking tour of the Dharavi slum. Learn about the challenges of everyday life in one of Mumbai’s most impoverished neighborhoods, and discover the tight-knit community that thrives among the residents. Take the opportunity to chat with locals as you visit the community center, then admire their innovation as you tour the small textiles, recycling and leather tanning businesses. 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.


  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the Dharavi slum in Mumbai
  • Explore the narrow lanes, shops and industries of Dharavi with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit a local community center, funded by proceeds from your tour
  • Learn how this diverse group of people co-exist in tight spaces
  • Travel by train with your guide or make your own way there (if option selected)
  • Upgrade to include round-trip transport by car from Colaba to Dhobi Ghat
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You have the option of traveling by train with your guide, or choosing an upgrade for round-trip transport by air-conditioned car and stopping at Dhobi Ghat along the way.

What You Can Expect

Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai

Dharavi Slum Small-Group Tour in Mumbai


Customer Reviews

Pui Hei C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

An educational tour to show you the life in Dharavi. It worths your introspection that recycling industry are so comprehensive in a seemingly less favourable environment.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Really interesting tour,basically a city within a city!Manoj our guide new the place like the back of his hand!Not a slum as such but a thriving community and hive of industry.A must see.

binnyamin barda Israel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was an AMAZING tour !! I would give more stars if possible. I truly enjoyed this tour to Dharavi. Reality Tours is doing a great job giving part of the profits back to the community. Our tour guide Sunny was excellent and he speaks perfect English. He was very professional and he answered all our questions. It was an eye opener experience that totally changed my idea about the slum. It is like a city inside the city ! My only regret is that I didn't have time to take another tour with them, highly recommended !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Balaji, our tour guide from Reality Tours, was fantastic. We are very happy to have taken this excursion because it changed our idea of the slums completely. It's a well-set up tour that shows various areas, businesses that operate from the slums, and their way of living. The car was air-conditioned. The guide was well-informed and very personable. We appreciated hearing his perspective on the growth and every day living of this city within the city.

Peter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was an excellent experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and personable. There and #39;s a lot to think about in this tour.

Geoffrey R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A fantastic morning. Well conducted and a real eye-opener. This tour taught me a lot about what living in a Mumbai slum is really like. Very educational and interesting. Recommend for all ages.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

If you are Mumbai this tour is a must. I was unsure at first because I thought it might be disrespectful for people living in Dharavi but that couldn't be further from the reality. This is a very comprehensive tour seeing so many different sites in the slum- all of the different industries that are happening and a look into how people are living there. The people and particularly the kids along the way were so friendly. The tour guides who were young men were very passionate about showing Dharavi as a thriving community. The best part is that the tour company is investing back into the community, helping children and young people in a wide variety of ways.

Craig C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent tour guide

Jennifer R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

In Mumbai for just 12 hours, during the crazy days when the 500 and 1000 rupees were just declared non-legal tender, what did I do? Went on Tripadvisor and booked this tour through Viator. Best thing I did. The tour guide Rakesh was so friendly and gave us so much information with a flair for jokes. I was there with just one other girl travelling solo from Dublin. Dharavi is so vibrant and people of all stripes live there, from workers in a plastic recycling plant to tailors to bakers to potters to doctors, accountants and people in law enforcement. An absolutely can't miss experience, will not forget the smiles and 'hii!!!' s from all the smiling kids we passed on the way.

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