Dharavi Tour with City Tour of Mumbai - AHM : 1213
Arrive at the Indira docks / Green Gate, complete the immigration formalities and meet our representative and guide at the exit gate of the arrival hall and proceed for Dharavi tour of Mumbai.
If you visit Mumbai on a Tour for a few days and spend your time in the posh South Mumbai around the Gateway of India and Marine Drive, you would never even know that a big part of the urban population in India lives in slums and has to fight for a livelihood every day. Around 60% of the citizens of Mumbai live in slums and Dharavi because of its location between Airport and city. Dharavi has a astounding population of at least half a million. This place became more relevant and famous after the sleeper Hollywood hit “Slumdog Millionaire”.
This tour will get you inside Dharavi up and close. It starts with you accompanying Guide taking you through the commercial area of the slum. Especially waste recycling which is a big business in Dharavi and the residents and workers who scavenge materials from all over the city bring them to the workshops here to process and recycle them. You would also be able to visit bakery and see how they make the famous Mumbai Bread ( Pao ) and other snacks.
This Tour is guided by an expert Guide who is from Dharavi and would be fluent in English. The expertise of this Guide lies in the fact that he is a local and knows every small lane here and has easy access to each place. With this Guide your experience of Dharavi would be like a local.
After Dharavi its time to see other parts of MumbaiHalf Day City Tour of Mumbai
Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, and a fast paced, cosmopolitan city. Visit the Gateway of India, situated at Apollo Bunder. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911, replete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Next, visit the Prince of Wales Museum. This Gothic and Moorish style building is crowned by a sparkling white dome, and houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Drive past the old colonial buildings like Victoria Terminus (undoubtedly the British Raj's piece de resistance, featuring carved stone friezes, stained glass windows and flying buttresses), Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower.
Make a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open-air laundry of the city. Proceed down Marine Drive, South Mumbai’s windswept promenade, flanked by the sea and a row of art deco buildings. Drive past Chowpaty Beach, the Parsi Towers of Silence and Malabar Hill. Visit Mani Bhavan, the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with collection of over 2000 books. There is also a photo exhibition on the life of Mahatma's life, and well-preserved memorabilia which includes, an old spinning wheel that Gandhijihas used.