Arrival at Mahim Station (Starting point for a 2 hrs walk for Slum Tour)
The east flank of the Mahim Station is dominated by the plastic and metal recycling catacombs of 13th compound. It is amazing to see the heavy machinery’s melting and moulding the plastic pellets for toys and button manufacturers producing Barbie Dolls of India. The delicious aroma from tiny bakeries and sweet shops, the exotic smell of soaps and cosmetics creates new magical incense, one can feel instantaneously. The dime-sized cyber cafes’, mass-producing tailors, altar shapers and the children waving from the precipitous balconies is the most happening in slums that qualifies an active show and tell.
Arrival at Kumbharwada
Kumbharwada area is the place occupied by the potter’s community from Gujarat, the origin habitat of Dharavi zone, they set up their communal clay pits and kilns in the 1930. Where the mud wells and kilns portray the story of struggle and hardships with each round of the potter’s wheel and unfurl the lustre of this region. Come and had a look what you can’t experience at any other place other than the Brazil’s Fevalas and India’s Dharavi.
Arrival at hotel/Location in Mumbai.
DO’s and Don’ts
Buy ticket and fares from authorised agents only.
Wear loose comfortable clothing while walking your way to different places during day.
Keep an eye on suspicious activities and report any to the local police immediately.
Let your friends and family know about your present health, mental, financial, and location status from time to time.
Know about the reputation and authenticity of a cab with authorities before hiring.
Don’t discuss money in public.
Don’t walk alone in subways, cinemas, or deserted areas etc.
Don’t wear objectionable clothes in public.
Don’t wear jewellery in public.
Don’t undertake adventure activities when feeling sick.