Visit Asia’s Largest Slum, DHARAVI: The Heart of Mumbai.
Why is Dharavi the heart of Mumbai?
Dharavi is one of the largest slums in Asia. Dharavi’s economic output is estimated to be approximately 1 billion US dollars annually much of that revenue is generated by Rubie’s informal recycling industry over 20 million people live in Mumbai they produce over 6,500 tons of garbage every single day over 85% of that waste is recycled. Normally people think slum is all poor people left there but we are trying to show the different set of Dharavi slums which is a sense of community and friendly and hard work hard-working people have is a place where many different kinds of people live there are very poor people and also very very rich also people who export stuff from here who make millions of rupees so it’s a city within the city.
We love doing these tours in Dharavi because this is not a monument where information is always the same here we meet the real people and the real side of the slum and this is how we are trying to change the legend about the Dharavi slums in Mumbai.
Dharavi slums in Mumbai the DHARAVI’s one of the most vibrant centers 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!
The most interesting thing that guides him is living in the Dharavi slum
Highlights of the Dharavi Slum Tour
- The place where Slumdog Millionaire was shot
- Leather Industries
- Making of soap
- Color Dye
- Small Alley
- Schools & Hospitals
- Houses in Slum
- Plastic Recycling
- Muslim people making a shrine for Hindus
- Recycling of veg oil can
- The most interesting thing is that Guide himself lives in slums
- Slum market
- Solo Traveller: INR 1000/- You will be accompanied by other travelers.
- Group Tour: INR 800/- Rupees per person. You will be accompanied by other travelers.
- Private Tour: INR 2,000/- Rupees per person
- For larger groups, please get in touch
>Extra Things to Add:
- Pickup and Drop: INR 6200/- You can bring a maximum of six people on your private tour. (For larger groups, please get in touch)
- Learn Pottery: INR 300/- per person (Get hands-on with pottery Making. by visiting a local potter’s workshop—where we’ll get a general overview of pottery making and have a go at wheel throwing and making a piece of Kumbharwada art )
- Lunch with Family: INR 300/- per person ( End of the tour, lunch with a nearby family home for a Vegetarian Meal. Get comfortable and feast the local way, sitting on the floor and eating with your hands )
- Mehendi artists ( Henna ): INR 500/- per Hand (one side) The blushing moment you found in Our Dharavi community with a Professional Henna artist.
- Operates every day
- Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
- Morning Tour: 10:00 AM
- Afternoon Tour: 2:00 PM
- Evening Tour: 5:00 PM
- Third Wave Cafe Shop is Just opposite Mahim West Railway station.
- Tip Road, Unit no.58, Ground floor Ram Mahal Building, Senapathi, Senapati Bapat Marg, Station, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016 (Google Map) https://goo.gl/maps/qet1YSS94CUeJ8eb8
>What To Wear:
- Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops) and closed-toed shoes.
- You can Book Dabbawala Tour so You can get two more spots to explore: Dhobi Ghat & Meet Dabbawalas with Mumbai Local Train Ride.
- you can also combine your slum tour with the Mumbai city Tour or other Tours in Mumbai.
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Dharavi Slum Tour Review
Some Pictures of the Dharavi Slum Tour
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Dharavi is situated between Mahim and Sion – two areas at the northern tip of South Mumbai, just before the suburbs commence (Bandra and Kurla). It is sandwiched between the Western and Central Railway lines. It is about 10km south of the International Airport and 18km north of Colaba, the main tourist area.
We focus on the small-scale industries in Dharavi, such as recycling, the making of clay pots, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, papad (poppadom) making, and many others, most of which take place in very small spaces. We also pass by the residential areas, where you really get a feel of how the people live and the sense of community that exists in the area.
People from all over India and from all religions live in Dharavi, and you will see this diversity. On the tour, you will pass Hindu temples, mosques, and churches in the area.
Although we cannot take responsibility should anything happen, we believe that the places that we visit are very safe. There are a lot of people in Dharavi (one million approximately in an area of 0.7 square miles) and there is a strong police presence in the area. Dharavi is generally full of hard-working, honest people, although for security purposes we ask you not to take valuables with you on the tour.
In the small alleys, you have to be careful of low-hanging roofs, open drains, and occasionally exposed electric wires. Also, in some of the factories that we visit, there are fumes that can be hazardous.
With the very high density of population and the limited infrastructure and sanitation facilities, there are areas that are quite dirty and smelly. We ask you to wear covered shoes.
We recommend that you wear covered shoes as some areas can be dirty, especially during the monsoon months from June to mid-September. We request that you do not wear clothes that might offend the residents such as low-cut shirts, short shorts/pants, etc.