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Dharavi the heart of Mumbai

Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, lies on prime property right in the middle of India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay). It is home to more than a million people. Many are second-generation residents, whose parents moved in years ago. In a city where house rents are among the highest in the world, Dharavi provides a cheap and affordable option to those who move to Mumbai to earn their living. Daily wages here can be as low as 185 rupees ($4/£2.20) per day. As Dharavi is located between Mumbai's two main suburban rail lines, most people find it convenient for work.

Dharavi also has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce embroidered garments, export quality leather goods, pottery, plastic and many more. Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing units spread across the slum and are sold in domestic as well as international markets. The annual turnover of business here is estimated to be more than $650m (£350m) a year.

The state government has plans to redevelop Dharavi and transform it into a modern township, complete with proper housing and shopping complexes, hospitals and schools.


Slums of Dharavi
Recycling Area
Kumbharwada Pottery Colony
Rooftop
Leather Business
Price

Pickup

No of pax in Group

Price of Group tour

Pickup for private

No of pax in Private

Price of private tour

Mahim CCD

1 to 6 person

13$ per person

Hotel or Residency

1 to 5 person

105$ up to 5 person

Euros Cinema

1 to 6 person

15$ per person

 

1 to 5 person

110$ up to 5 person



Availability

Daily
2.5 hour walking tour

9 AM or 1 PM from Eros Cinema, Opp Churchgate Station

10 AM or 2 PM from Cafe Coffee Day(CCD), Opp Mahim Station

Please Note: Available spots per day is limited so advanced booking is recommended.
Start/End Points

Starts at Churchgate Station or Mahim Station

(See Directions tab for details)
Group Size

Maximum: 6 people

(For larger groups, please get in touch)
No Photography Policy

For the entire tour. This policy helps ensure that our tours are done respectfully and that we maintain our strong relationship with the community.

Dress Code

We have a strict dress code and will turn away any customers dressed in a way that might offend residents (i.e. no tank tops, low-cut shirts, shorts, etc.).

Meeting Point

Eros Cinema, Opp Churchgate Station or

Cafe Coffee Day(CCD), Opp Mahim Station

End Point

Our Reception Centre in Dharavi which is near the intersection of 60 feet and 90 feet road.

Timings

2 - 2.5 hour walking tour

9 AM or 1 PM from Eros Cinema
10 AM or 2 PM from Cafe Coffee Day(CCD)

Churchgate Station:

There are four entrances to Churchgate Station, including two subways. Our guides will meet you at the entrance of Eros Cinema, Opp Churhgate Station.

Mahim Station:

We meet you at the main entrance of Cafe Coffee Day, Opp Mahim Station. To check if you are in the right spot, verify that V-Jai Restaurant and Bakery is opposite.

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