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Dharavi, Mumbai (Bombay)

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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. Use our Mumbai (Bombay) holiday planner to visit Dharavi on your trip to Mumbai (Bombay), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It’s a huuuuge market for all kinds of leather goods and at factory prices so really cheap. But you must bargain and if possible, go to recommended shops as there are just too many to cover all. I use...  more »
  • Its the largest slum in the world. However the people slog hard everyday and its great to see their devotion. Dharavi has an active informal economy in which numerous household enterprises employ many...  more »
  • The closeness and resourcefulness of this community is truly inspiring. Each scrap-constructed building in this neighborhood is its own cottage industry—recycling, separating, smelting, fabricating, o...  more »