- Experience daily life in one of India's largest slums
- Visit the red light district and Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry
- Contribute directly to people in the Dharavi area by taking this tour
- Duration: 5 hours
- Maximum number of participants per tour is 6
The main difference between this tour and the Experience the Dharavi slum tour is that this experience includes transportation by car to and from Dharavi. The time spent and tour in Dharavi itself is exactly the same.
While doing this tour you will also get to pass through areas of interest such as Kamathipura (the red light area) and you'll briefly stop at Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry.
Dharavi is one of India’s largest slums. It is not only one of the largest, but it is the home of many small scale industries in Mumbai. Dharavi's industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. During this tour you will see and experience these small industries. You will see businesses like recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very small spaces!
Walking through Dharavis small alleys will give you a real sense of this community and will provide you with a unique, local experience. Watch artisans create all types of pots out of unfired, sundried clay or see the local women make fresh poppadoms.
You can make a lasting impact in the community if you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
By going on one of our tours, you will be contributing directly to the work of our sister organization a non-profit organization. We run some educational projects directly ourselves in the Dharavi area, but we also support the work of other NGOs (charities) doing great work in the same community. Learn more about the activities of our sister-NGO here.
Starting time is: 8.30 am or 2 pm
- Local guide
- Soft drink