See why Dharavi is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Experience a wide range of activities such as recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, soap-making and leather tanning. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very confined spaces.
When passing through the residential spaces, you will feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi, and this diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques and churches that stand here side by side. A tour through Dharavi’s narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and you will leave with an enlightened sense of the purpose and determination that exists in the area.
After your walking tour of the Dharavi slums, see the glamorous side of Mumbai as you drive past the homes of famous screen stars of the Bollywood film industry.
Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then get a behind the scenes glimpse of Bollywood film-making. You will be taken onto a movie set to witness filming and be given exciting insight into the mechanics of the largest film industry in the world.
End your day with a screening of a Bollywood film in a classic Mumbai cinema.
DO’s and Don’ts
Respect religious and cultural sentiments of locals.
Do keep an eye on your luggage always.
Have water from sealed bottles and food from reputed restaurants.
Strangers and strange objects must be avoided.
Be punctual when attending social events.
Don’t use only cash to make purchases. Pay checks are safe.
Don’t disclose your personal information to strangers.
Don’t travel far or cross borders with strangers.
Don’t leave your luggage with anyone.
Don’t get tempted to indulge in physical activity if you don’t feel comfortable.