Dharavi Slum Dabbawala & Dhobi Ghat tour Mumbai

A triple tour to the Dharavi Slums, operations expertise of professional "Dabbawala" & traditional washer-men community of India at "Dhobi Ghat". Also experience a ride in the lifeline of Mumbai the local train

per adult from

$124

NZD

Duration

4 to 7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Churchgate Railway Station
    • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Dharavi
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Churchgate Railway Station, Church Gate Street, Mumbai India

    10:00 Hrs The guests will be picked up by the Guide from the Hotel and drive to the Churchgate Railway Station where they will see the Dabbawalas disembarking the Dabbas ( Tiffins ) in the wooden cart from the Train. 10:30 Hrs At Churchgate station the Guest will see how the people stand in the Ticket Counter Q and take their tickets to reach their offices. Now the guests will escorted towards the platform to board the Local Train for Mahalaxmi Station. Local Train are the major means of transport in Mumbai. . This Tour will give you an opportunity to experience the Mumbai Local Train. We travel in First Class Compartment and will be traveling from South to North Mumbai when there is no crowd.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dhobi Ghat, Dr. E. Moses Rd. near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai India

    11:00 Hrs Guests arrives at Mahalaxmi Railway Station is served by the Mumbai Suburban Railways. The station is situated next to municipal dhobi ghats at Mahalakshmi, on the suburb of Mumbai. Most of the Dabbawalas get down at Mahalaxmi Station as all the Corporate offices are in this vicinity. Here the Dabbawalas sort out the Tiffin Boxes based on the markings on the Tiffins which is done area wise. A brief introduction here with the dabbawalas and their exact arrangements how the tiffin's are coded and distributed at the right place at the right time. The Tiffins are put on the Wooden Crate which carries 150 Tiffins and driven by 3- 4 Dabbawalas in different directions for delivery on the bicycle. 12:00-12:30 Hrs The Guests will escorted out from the Mahalaxmi Station. The guests will proceed to the Open Air Laundry firmly known as DHOBI GHAT. A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "Ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry.

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    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dharavi, Mumbai India

    Around 60% of the citizens of Mumbai live in slums and Dharavi, with a population of at least half a million, probably has become the most famous one of them, especially after the success of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. The guide takes you through the commercial area of the slum. Especially waste recycling is a big business in Dharavi and the residents and workers who scavenge materials from all over the city bring them to the little workshops in order to clean, process and recycle them, from old Aluminium cans to plastic chairs. The visit of a roof right in the center of the settlement allows you to get an impression of the vast dimensions of the place and the number of people who must be working and living there On the tour you will be guided by the local Guide who will be fluent in English.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Colaba, Mumbai 400005 India

    drop back to your south mumbai/colaba hotel

  • Departure Point :
    Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    south mumbai/colaba region hotels
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Discover Activities

Activity ID: V-76234P89

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