Private Dharavi Slum and Sightseeing Tour

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  • 9 hr

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

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dharavi

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.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 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!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Banganga

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Crawford Market

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 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!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Marine Drive

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

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sassoon Dock

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

Duration: 30 minutes
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