Asia Largest Dharavi Slum Tour in Private Vehicle

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From $43.00

3 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Mumbai, Mumbai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Dharavi slums in Mumbai the DHARAVI it’s one of the most vibrant centres for extreme entrepreneurship on our Planet. It has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce Plastic Recycling, export quality leather goods, pottery, embroidered garments and many more. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing and sold in domestic as well as international markets. Most of these things are created innovatively, in a very small space.

Dharavi Tour is the 2 Hours Guided (Walking) Tour with the local Dharavi guide.

We will visit commercial and residence area of Dharavi.

Will also provide refreshment between the tour, so you dont feel tired and dehydrated.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local English Speaking Guide

Mineral water

Pickup & Drop

Private transportation

Toll Tax & Parking Fees

What's Not Included

Any Meals


Personal Expenses

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

2 Hours Guided walking tour of Asia largest slum area

this is the same place where Bollywood Movie Slumdog Millionaire was shot, Leather Industries, Pottery, Making of soap, Bakery , Colour Dye, Small Alley, Schools & Hospitals, Houses in Slum, Plastic Recycling, Muslim people making a shrine for Hindus, Recycling of veg oil.


Recycling Area

Metal and plastic comes from all over the world to Dharavi to be recycled. See the entire recycling process from sorting to the finished plastic pellets.

Rooftop Visit

The tin hutments that house so many human lives stretch on as far as you can see. You will never forget this view!

Community Centre

Our Community Centre, supported by funds from the tour, provides education in English, computers and life skills to the teenagers and young adults of Dharavi. Other activities such as sports, dancing, and yoga are also hosted at our community centers.

Popaddom Making

Two tons of food is produced every day in Dharavi and a large part of that is popaddoms, the essential appetizer or side dish of many Indian meals. They are typically made by women in Dharavi in the residential areas.

Kumbharwada Pottery Colony

The Kumbbharwada neighborhood is more than 150 years old and is the oldest part of Dharavi. Artisans create various types of earthen pots that are shipped all over India.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Highly recommend it to everyone visiting Mumbai
Marc W, 09-05-2022
Excellent tour with guide who lives in Dharavi and hence extremely knowledgeable about the everyday life of people there! Very insightful tour!
A sensitive, respectful and moving insight into Dhavari
Christopher J, 28-02-2020
Vikrant gave us an incredible tour of the Dhavari Settlements that was highly informative and interesting, while being extremely sensitive to both people and place.

We had a real moral dilemma about visiting the Dhavari settlements. On the one hand we had a genuine interest in the community and the businesses that exist there. But on the other hand we didn't want to be voyeuristic, insensitive or patronising. We had nothing to worry about.

Vikrant's tour was highly sensitive and thoughtful. There were just two of us on our tour, along with Vikrant and our guide Rakesh, who grew up in the slum.

We saw recycling, manufacturing, potteries and leather businesses in action, all conducted in small workshops. We also saw schools, a gym, a hairdressers and shops and even glimpsed private homes.

Please don't think this is a scary or upsetting or dangerous experience. We felt totally safe, even in the narrowest of narrow alleyways in the warren of alleyways in the slum. The people we saw were working hard, happy, proud and confident in the face of adversity.

This was a truly uplifting and life affirming experience. If anything I came out feeling embarrassed about my own petty complaints and moans about my privileged life. This place and its people are beyond inspirational.

A huge thank you to Vikrant for his huge sensitivity and thoughtfulness in putting together this tour. I urge you to take it!
Fascinating Experience
MonkeyCDo, 23-11-2019
We wanted to see the businesses that flourish in this famous slum (recycling, pottery, clothing) and we were comfortable not going through the residence area for fear it might be exploitative.

But our outstanding guide “Bunny,” who lives within this sprawling area, really wanted us to see that area too (where photos are prohibited). That part was a bit intense walking through narrow, broken paths with wires overhead, but it showed the reality of living there. That being said, some blocks, like the marketplace, looked like any Indian shopping street.

Bunny shared information and stories about the slum and had such an energetic delivery that he made this an enlightening experience. It was quite an adventure!

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