Dharavi, the largest slum settlement of Asia is located in the suburban Mumbai along with the suburbs of Bandra and Kurla. You might be surprised to know that the annual turnover of this slum area of Mumbai is around 6 millions dollars. The slum dwellers earn their livelihood by various ways. The main industry of this slum area is the recycle industry, they recycle the wasted things.
Why you do visit the slum areas in India? You might have a helping hand to the poor or you might be working in an organization working for the upliftment of the poor. If you want to visit India on a slum tour package we can arrange you the same for you. But for such a tour you might have inner passion and you should be a responsible trailer. You should respect their culture and tradition while visiting them.
Which cities of India are the most suitable for slum tourism? You can come to Dharavi slum in Mumbai as well to Delhi, the national capital of India.
Dharavi Slum in brief
- Location: Dharavi across from the Bandra Kurla and Kalina suburbs of Mumbai
- Area & Population: 530 acre land and 1,000,000 populations
- Major Occupations: Potters, Plastic and Metal recyclers, Tailors
- Contribution to GDP: Total turnover is about 500 Million Dollars
Slum Myths bustedThe myths of the slums will be busted when you visit them personally. It is said that if you meet someone personally the concept of myth and stereotype are busted. You might be sympathetic to see their plight. The urban slums of India are rising along the development of the modern metropolis. The village slum dwellers lead a more hard life than the urban dwellers as they have little resources for earning. The dirty, unhygienic group of shanties seems very ugly at first sight. The cities of India have this common sight everywhere.
Half-day of full-day Slum tour to Mumbai is arranged by us. Our representative guides the tourists as one has to travel this sensitive area responsibly without hurting the sentiment of the slum dwellers. Come down to Dharavi slum and you will see here a mix world of fun and pain.