Slum Tour in India

Take a walk through another side of the world. The slums — in Mumbai, India— are an eye-opening and deeply cultural experience meant to give visitors a better understanding of the economic and social issues slum residents face. Dharavi Slum Mumbai, Bhalswa Slum Delhi, and Nochikuppam Slum Chennai are the largest destinations which can be traversed by guided tours to get a first-hand look at the social concerns that their residents face. On these tours, you experience the culture of Mumbai in a whole new way — the colors and ways of life of the slum’s residence opening your eyes to a whole other way of life you couldn’t otherwise experience. We suggest researching your guide thoroughly, as there are guided tours which give their profits back to the community.

Getting There

Dharavi, the main Indian slum, is in the heart of Mumbai. Mumbai is a popular tourist destination, and its international airport, the Chhatrapati Shivaji, welcomes visitors from all over the world. If you are visiting India don’t forget to explore Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Amritsar, Goa, and Chandigarh. Once you land, you are around 20-minutes away from Dharavi by car. There are direct flights from Sydney, MelbourneBrisbanePerth, and Adelaide. You can also hail a cab directly from the airport or take public bus transport.

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