Private Dharavi Slum and Sightseeing Tour

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From $109.22

35 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Mumbai, Mumbai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Known to many as ‘one of the largest slums in Asia’, we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart.

Through our educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more.

We’ll also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. Our 2 hour+ introduction to Dharavi aims to give visitors a much more nuanced understanding of life and work in Mumbai slums.

In the afternoon we will show you other, more traditional sights that Mumbai has to offer

This tour is individually designed for you, and you can do and see as little or as much as you please. The tour guide, who also has detailed knowledge of the more traditional sights, will be with you for the day. He/she can give some suggestions for what to see, but ultimately, the itinerary is completely up to you

What's Included

Hotel/Residence car pickup and drop-off

Local Guide and driver for the entire tour

Water / Cold Drink

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Visit one of Asia's biggest slums on this educational tour. You will learn about the many industries that operate there as well as the lives of the people who live there.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Dhobi Ghat
The world’s largest outdoor laundry! See the dhobiwallahs, or washermen, scrubbing sheets from Mumbai’s largest hospitals and hotels at this busy outdoor laundry area.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jain Temple - Mumbai
This temple is considered one of the most beautiful, intricately-decorated temples in the city. Jainism, an Indian religion, prizes peacefulness and non-violence above all.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kamala Nehru Park
Visit one of Mumbai’s greenest and most peaceful areas on top of Malabar Hill. You won’t believe the eye-popping view out over Marine Drive and the Arabian sea!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Surrounded by Hindu temples, this famous 12th century tank is believed to contain water with special healing powers. Rumour has it that its spring comes from the holy Ganges river

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Haji Ali Mosque
Surrounded on all sides by water, this mosque is located at the end of a long causeway protruding into the sea. It is the tomb of Saint Haji Ali, a wealthy Muslim who renounced the world and proceeded to Mecca. It is said that he died in Mecca and the casket miraculously drifted to the spot where the mosque was later built in his honour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Crawford Market
One of the city’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable, meat market— and the first building in India to get electricity!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
See one of the busiest railway stations in the country at rush hour! CST is Mumbai’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was featured in the final song from the award-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gateway of India
Built in 1911, the British Troops marched under the Gateway of India in 1948 to signal the end of the British Raj

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chor Bazaar
The “Thieves Market” is one of the largest and busiest flea markets in the whole country and sells almost anything. Taste some local sweets, take home delicious home-made pickles and chutneys, or shop for a colourful vintage Bollywood film poster!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Marine Drive
No trip to Mumbai is complete without a stroll down Marine Drive, otherwise known as the Queen's Necklace.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sassoon Dock
Visit this bustling port and watch as local fishermen bring in their catch.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Do see real Dharavi with Reality Tours
helenhS258MJ, 09-12-2022
We had an excellent guide. Would highly recommend Raj. We did parts of the other Mumbai one would normally not see. We were very impressed by all the locals. Raj has a good knowledge. With hime we could see real Mumbai, talk to many people and see how Dharavi is organized with recycling, leather goods, pottery, English classes, good street food, biggest openair laundry. Besides this tour we also did a cycling tour + street art and Bollywood. We were well taken care off.
Combine tourism with good deed
FabriceM769, 02-12-2022
Very well organized tour. Our guide was super kind, gave a lot of interesting explanations and was ultra respectful of all the organisation’s guidelines. Reality travels & tours is connected to NGO acting for education in the slums in India. They use all the profits gained from the tours to finance their organization and offer English classes to the inhabitants of the slums.
Informative, immersive and fun. *Highly* recommend!!
giannadriver, 18-10-2022
A colleague and I were in India for work and decided to arrive a couple days early to acclimate before a busy week of meetings. We booked multiple tours with Reality (Dharavi, street food, village tour, and Mumbai city tour), and all were excellent!! What sets Reality apart from other tour operators is the passion and conviction they have for investing in the community and making tourism not exploitative, but educational and fun!

I truly enjoyed my days with Reality and our lovely guide, Raj. We also met with Krishna and another leader at Reality. Highly recommend.
Amazing tour and tour guide
769eleanab, 03-10-2022
Amazing tour round the dharavi slum! You have to do this if you are visiting Mumbai. Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and shared some amazing stories. The tour company were outstanding and very accommodating.
Dharavi Tour
bearitruth, 29-08-2022
Landed in Mumbai and immediately embarked on the tour. Despite being exhausted, it was amazing. We saw all the true aspects of Dharavi and were able to interact with everyone in a genuine, educating way. A definite must on your trip to India.

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