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Dharavi, Mumbai

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Experience the authentic and remarkable culture of Mumbai through the slums of Dharavi. Existing as one of the largest slums in the world, this area features an ethnically diverse culture and approximately 1 million inhabitants living in a seemingly endless labyrinth of narrow lanes. Although home to a poor population of city dwellers, this district boasts a lively economy and produces an abundance of various products, such as leather, pottery, embroidery, and cosmetics. Take an organized tour, which includes rooftop views and home cooked meals with a local family. Put Dharavi and other Mumbai attractions into our Mumbai online holiday maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A visit to this place exposes, how human being can survive in a city where millions of people are there who cannot even exhaust their money, in spite of lavish life. The slum was founded in 1883 durin...  more »
  • We have booked the tour of Switzerland at the slum's own institution "Reality Tours & Travel". We met our guide Nano in the Churchgate station and still a junior English couple belonged to our small group. Nano, the friendly younger man who lives in a slum, bought the tickets already and so we took the commuter train to the slum. 1.station: The last toilet on the edge of the slum, because in the slum, there are hardly any! It followed one on two-hour extremely vivid and competent leadership. For the time being, we visited the "industrial" portion (recycling of plastic waste etc., leather goods manufacturing, pottery district, Papadamherstellung), then various residential districts and ate one finally at the end of an Indian lunch in the approximately 6 m2 large apartment Slum resident. The leadership had nothing voyeuristic in itself and photographing was anyway absolutely forbidden! Ei9ndrückliches experience!
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  • I had opportunity to visit this place with a friend for his work but as I was passing through narrow lanes I realized there is so much within slums it's a center of leather industry, artisans make so ...  more »
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