The tour to Dharavi is appreciating the spirit of fighting the odds of life to celebrate life. It is witnessing the contrasts and the extremities of distribution wealth and education, a reality that exists in India.
Dharavi, Asia's largest slum lies on prime property right in the middle of India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay).
It is home to more than a million people. Many are fourth-generation residents, whose great grandparents moved in years ago.
Today's Dharavi bears no resemblance to the fishing village it once was. A city within a city, it is one unending stretch of narrow dirty lanes, open sewers and cramped huts.
In a city where house rents are among the highest in the world, Dharavi provides a cheap and affordable option to those who move to Mumbai to earn their living.
As Dharavi is located between Mumbai's two main suburban rail lines, most people find it convenient for work.
Even in the smallest of rooms, there is usually a cooking gas stove and continuous electricity.
Many residents have small colour television with a cable connection that ensures they can catch up with their favourite soaps. Some of them even have a video player.
Dharavi also has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce embroidered garments, export quality leather goods, pottery and plastic.
Most of these products are made in tiny manufacturing units spread across the slum and are sold in domestic as well as international markets.
The annual turnover of business here is estimated to be more than USD 1 billion a year.
While walking through the largest slums in Asia, you will experience a wide range of activities such as recycling, embroidery, bakery, pottery-making, soap factory, poppadom-making, leather tanning and many more.
On this unique Slum Tours of Mumbai, you will get a chance to explore the slums of Dharavi on foot. Through the narrow alleys of the Dharavi slum you can feel their adventurous spirit bursting open while enlightening themselves of a world beyond the cozy cottages.
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