Private Dharavi Slum, Dabbawalas and Dhobhighat Tours

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Discover the highlights of Mumbai with a professional guide. Admire the tourist attractions, and see the city's authentic side by visiting Dhobi Ghat, Dabbawalas and the Dharavi slums.

Highlights

  • Stroll through the narrow alleys of the Dharavi slums and see the locals at work
  • Learn about the area's history from your tour guide
  • Airport/Hotel/Cruise Port Pickup and drop-off
  • See the traditional dabbawallas and Dhobhighat.

Description

After a convenient pick up service, travel with your driver/guide to Churchgate Railway Station, where the days adventure begins. Start by getting a sneak peak into the world of a Dabbawalla, the famous lunch box carriers. Watch as they transfer food on wooden carts into the train and hear a brief introduction from a Dabbawalla about their role and how they code and distribute food. Tradition at Mumbai's largest human-powered washing machine, the Dhobi Ghat. Take the opportunity to see the washers, or dhobis, carrying out their famous laundry service. The third phase of your tour offers a pleasant contrast, as you and your guide take a 1.5-hour walk through the Dharavi slums. On this portion of the tour, discover why the Dharavi slum is at the heart of the small scale industries in Mumbai. You will see a wide range of industrial and craft practices such as recycling, the making of clay pots, embroidery, bakery, a soap factory, leather tanning, papad (poppadom) making and many others, most of which take place in very small spaces. You will also pass by the residential areas, where you will get a glimpse at how many different people, co-exist together in this community

Includes

All taxes, fees and handling charges Bottled water Professional, local guide Air-conditioned vehicle Pickup and drop-off

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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