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.
I loved it! It is an amazing place, which can we learn from. It is a a special place, inroduced in a special way. The guide was agreat young man, with loads of information to tell. Learning how to ride trains in India ... fun, fun, fun!
Our tour leader made life more real to see the whole picture, not just the litter and hardships.
This is an amazing tour! Completely dispelled all of the misconceptions I had about slums. The guide Ajay was extremely knowledgeable and gave unparalleled insight into life in the slums. This is definitely a must do tour in Mumbai!!
A real eye opener and a must see in Mumbai ! Our guide from Reality Tours was fantastic and very knowlegable.
Highly Recommend this tour
This was a fantastic tour! I learned so much and came away with a new respect for the people and businesses in the Dharavi Slum.
It wildly exceeded my expectations. Rajesh was from Dharavi and lived there most of his life. He did not sentimentalize slum life nor did he concentrate on the negative plights of the residents. meeting him is easily a highlight of my trip. And 80% of the profit goes back into education programs
fabulous and surprising , no hassle no fear of being robbed, lovely guides a great experience
you can misjudge ! all our pre conceived ideas were wrong!
This was certainly a highlight of my holiday. The guides were fantastic, really knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm and energy. This place and the people are amazing. This really is a must do in Mumbai!
Very informative tour with knowledgeable and caring guides. Very cool experience to walk through the maze of small alleyways bypassing businesses and private homes. Great value!
Brilliant tour and excellent tour guide. Very informative and interesting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Mumbai.
Very interesting.A very clever guide.Can highly recommend it.
.Elisabeth from Sweden
This tour was amazing, the tour guide, Chetan, was so knowledgeable and interesting. The tour has opened my eyes to many things but the most noticeable thing was the sense of community.
Many thanks for a fantastic morning
Tour guide had a lot of knowledge and was very friendly. Amazing experience!
Interesting perspective on a particular slum. Reality Tours seems to have a good relationship with the communities in Dharavi. Dharavi itself is fascinating in how productive it is. Lots of work being done there. The tour supports a worthwhile and locally popular non-profit, which helps you feel better about invading people's neighborhoods.
Very good guide,was well informed, really enjoyed the trip, would recommend your company.
Aakash, our guide, was very enthusiastic and profesional. A very instructive visite.
We really enjoyed our tour and it was great to know that a majority of the money we paid for the tour goes back into the Dharavi slum. We would totally recommend this tour.
This is a great experience to really See the true story about life in the slum. Our guide, Jitu, had lived I the slum for most of his life and was able to give expert comment about what goes on. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Amazing! To see industry and vibrance in this city within a city called 'Dharavi'. The migrant workers keep the city going, while living in deprived conditions. It exists because there is no easy way to purchase the land you are living on from the government. Recognize property rights of the people that add value to the society!
The tour was extremely interesting and informative. Strongly recommended! The guide was excellent!
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