- Address: Dharavi Road, Dharavi, Mumbai - 400017, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Old Town
Dharavi is fascinating to anyone who has heard of it. This huge slum area in Mumbai is something that tourists do tend to find fascinating. The tiny houses and the lifestyle of the people is an interesting thing to observe for some.
Dharavi exists due to and was formed in the British raj in India. The systematic removal of the people in other districts led to them making a colony here. Today, constant efforts are being made to abolish the slum and create better living conditions for its inhabitants.
It has been used as the backdrop of many Bollywood films and is a very important part of the cultural heart of the city. A very interesting thing about this place is that a very lifely cottage industry culture exists here. So even though it is a slum, the activities being carried out here make it nothing short of impressive. If you want to try something that isn’t your basic average-everyday thing to do Mumbai you can plan a visit to Dharavi.
The best part about Dharavi is its self sustainable nature. It would not be wrong to say that in a way dharavi is the basis of all labour in Mumbai. You must visit to see how the people here live and how well they have brought up one of the biggest slums of Asia.
Dharavi Travel Tips
- Do not be inappropriately dressed.
- Do not visit after hours. It is considered unsafe.
- Refrain from activities like smoking-specially women. It is not very well received.
How to Reach Dharavi
- Take the bus to dharavi road or a train to Mahim Station.
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- Venus Veg Restaurant
- Himalaya Restaurant and Bar
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5.3% of people who visit Mumbai include Dharavi in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
43.59% of people start their Dharavi visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dharavi
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dharavi