Dharavi Slum Tour

Royal Bombay Tour offers personalized and different tour packages, according to your schedule and stay in Mumbai. In these packaged or personalized tours we will show you different facets of Mumbai, its tradition and culture and its people.

In this tour you will visit Dharavi, which is one of the largest slums in Asia. There is a lot more to Dharavi than just a slum. Besides the people (about a million) living here Dharavi is the heart of small scale industries. Many of which are household enterprises. Leather, textiles, pottery, recycling of paper and plastic products are among the goods made inside Dharavi. The total annual turnover made by the industries in Dharavi is estimated to be approximately US$ 600 million, from leather making, recycling, pottery, garment business.

People from all over India live and work in Dharavi. This huge diversity can be seen in the temples, mosques and churches that stand side by side.

The shooting of the oscar award winning film "Slum Dog Millionaire" was done in Dharavi.

Duration of tour: 3 - 4 hours
Number of people: 1 - 3
Price: 6200 INR

Leather Making

Dharavi is well-known for its flourishing leather industry. Pure leather goods right from leather handbags to shoes to belts to jackets you name it and they are all available here.Leather goods are manufactured and exported to many European and Middle East Countries.


Dharavi is labelled as the recycling centre of India. Recyclable materials make their way to dharavi where they get treated and recycled. Over 80% of these waste are given a new lease of life. The fascinating world of generating revenue out of trash has earned the industry the label 'Dharavi's Recycling Miracle'.

Earth Pottery

Pottery is another thriving business in Dharavi. The area is also called as "Khumbharwada" ("Kumbhar" means potter and "wada" means settlement). These pots are manufactured by the Kumbharwada community who are originally, residents of Saurashtra in the state of Gujarat.

Garment Working

Dharavi exports readymade garments all around the world. The ready made products range everything from mens apparel to womens apparels to kids. The manufacturing units are done from small rooms which can have about 10-25 tailors at a time. Beautiful embroidered designs are also made by these experienced craftsmen for consumer purchase.

Living Place

By visitng some model houses you will be astounded to see how a small living space can be used as a small scale industry in the morning, and a sleeping space for a family of 5-7 by night. See how millions of residents from different religious background co-exist with each other when it comes to living a life in Mumbai.

Spots where The Movie Slum Dog Millionaire was Shot

The oscar winning movie Slum Dog Millionaire was shot in Dharavi, Mumbai. It is a story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Kaun Banega Crorepati in the Hindi version) and wins the jackpot prize.