Mumbai - Dharavi Slum Tour
Visit Dharavi and see why it is the heart of the small-scale industry in Mumbai.
Many people know Dharavi as the 'largest slum in Asia', but there is so much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty. Dharavi's industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. Through our tour, visitors experience a wide range of these activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadum-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 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.
Metal and plastic come from all over the world to Dharavi to be recycled. See the entire recycling process from sorting to the finished plastic pellets.
There is nothing like the view from a Dharavi factory rooftop. The tin hutments that house so many human lives stretch on as far as you can see. You will never forget this view!
The Community Centre, supported by funds from the tour, provides education in English, computers and soft skills to the teenagers and young adults of Dharavi. Visitors experience what matters most to Reality Tours... the men, women and children that make this dynamic community one of the most vibrant places in Mumbai.
Watch the women of Dharavi make poppadum’s, the essential appetizer of any Indian meal, by drying them in the sun on wooden baskets that are turned upside-down.
Kumbharwada Pottery Colony
Watch artisans create all types of pots out of unfired, sundried clay.
India - Mumbai
From R 800.00
Tour Time: 2.5 Hours
Validity: Immediately to September 2020
Expert Local English Speaking Guide for the Tour
All Transportation during the Tour
All currently applicable taxes including service tax
Optional excursions and activities
Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
All not mentioned above
Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.