PROGRAM - 2.5HR WALKING TOUR
On this tour, visitors will see why Dharavi is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the 'largest slum in Asia,' but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty.
Through our tour visitors experience a wide range of these activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very small spaces!
When passing through the residential spaces, you will undoubtedly feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi, and this diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques and churches that stand side by side. A tour through Dharavi's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and you will leave with an enlightened sense of the purpose and determination that exists in the area.
On the way to Dharavi by car/taxi, we pass areas of interest such as Kamathipura (red light area) and Dhobi Ghat (big open air laundry). The guide will also explain to you issues facing some of less fortunate people in Mumbai- such as the pavement dwellers and the street children.
4 - 5hrs
NO CAMERA POLICY
Photos not allowed in the Dharavi slum. Photos at Dhobi Ghat can be taken.
MAX: 5 ppl MIN: 2 ppl
A soft drink at our Reception Centre in Dharavi.
English speaking local guides
Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops) and closed-toed shoes.