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Walking Tour of Dharavi Slum in Mumbai

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
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Gratuities
Third Wave Coffee , Tip Road,Unit no.58, Ground floor Ram Mahal Building, Senapathi, Senapati Bapat Marg, Marinagar Colony, Station, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India

Our guide will be waiting for you Outside the Third wave Coffee restaurant, please be at this location 10-15minutes to the start of the tour

Sai Hospital , 90 Feet Rd, Masiha Islampura Co-op Hsg. Soc. Ltd, Dharavi, behind Sion Hospital, Muslim Nagar, RP Nagar, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400017, India

The tour ends, opposite to the Sai Hospital.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dharavi
Walking Tour of Dharavi
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dharavi Leather
The most dominant industry in Dharavi however is the leather industry
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dharavi Leather
One of the significant industries in Dharavi is the making, and selling, of pottery
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Dress appropriately for the Tour, avoid Very short clothes
  • Photography is Not Allowed on this Tour at certain locations
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amaze Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Walking Tour of Dharavi Slum in Mumbai?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Amazing and highly recommended experience
Caroline_M
, Jun 2022
Ganesh was a fantastic guide on our recent walking tour of Dharavi. His English was excellent and he gave us a real insight into the thriving businesses and the lives of the residents. We were fortunate to be invited into a garment-making factory where we met the workforce; we saw recycling businesses, leather making, food production, pottery making and various types of clothes manufacturing. We walked through residential areas and saw schools, tuition classes and children just enjoying being children. We finished by some apartment blocks which had beautiful and colourful murals on the ends. It was a pleasure to be guided by Ganesh; this was a top experience in India for me and should be on every visitor’s list of must-sees.
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Gives you different perspective
Bob L
, Oct 2019
An educational tour of how the Mumbai slums really operates, quite different from common stereotypes. Overall fun and informative experience
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Fantastic tour
Mitch_R
, 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.
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I have been on many guided tours to...
Philip S
, Feb 2018
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.

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