Private Tour: The Beat Of Dharavi - Mumbai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 am
  • Departure Details :
    Churchgate Railway Station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Dive into the depths of Dharavi in this 2.5-hour tour, get an insight into its lives and livelihood that keeps Mumbai going. There will be a resident guide to walk you through the lives and livelihood of Asia's largest slum. Opportunity to see the small-scale industries that produce papads, soap, bakeries, pottery and more. Thenumber of hard-working lives accommodated in the tiny hutments is an eye-opener

Know More about this tour

Mumbai one of the worlds most populous cities, is home to Bollywood celebrities, skyscrapers, the queen drive, the heritage monuments and the ever energetic crowds. But the other side of the coin, the other part of Mumbai remains unexplored and less ventured. This is a unique tour that lets you in on the secrets of Dharavi, Mumbais impoverished world which is in a way, the heart of this thriving city.

Dharavi is the slum area of Mumbai, the largest in Asia andthe one featured in the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. With a multitude of tin hutments, the small-scale industries and an unbelievable amount of population in its cramped spaces, this world is a bucketful of surprises ready to strike you with wonder and awe. Delve into the lives and livelihood of the slums with their residents themselves as your guide.

This two and a half hour tour takes you through the key units of the slum with an enlightening narrative on each. Visit Mumbais biggest recycling centre, the dedicated setup that strives to keepthe city fresh. Marvel at the number of people living here, as you walk along their humble abodes that are stacked beside one another like boxes on a rack. The small-scale industries are the prime source of living of the folks here, so you may find yourselves in front of local bakeries and the poppadom making micro-industry of Dharavi. Watch the local Dharavi women roll, flatten and dry the poppadom dough on upturned baskets, which then becomes your crispy fried delicacy that accompanies every regular Indian meal.

Further along, you will come across their other small-scale activities like soap making, leather tanning, embroidery and more. Along the course, you will be taken to the pottery colony of Kumbharwada, where the scent of fresh clay engulfs you even before you see the immense number of products that are displayed on the streets. A close community of potters live here making pots and other clay products of all sizes and shapes for every festival or occasion in Mumbai.

This quarter-day on-foot experience through the slum-city abolishes all preconceived notions of it. The unityin diversity is apparent in the beautiful sight of temples, mosques and churches standing side by side here. This walk clarifies the fact that Dharavi is more than just a historic place of Mumbais poverty. The aspirations and dreams that run high here along with the hard work is an eye-opener.

Inclusions

  • English speaking local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Food/snacks
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Any additional services provided
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

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