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Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum

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Mumbai, India

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Make the most of a day in Mumbai to see both sides of the city — its colonial-era grandeur and Dharavi slum — on this private tour. Walk through Dharavi’s lanes to see the dilapidated huts, cottage industries, recycling projects, and clay potters. Then, explore modern and colonial Mumbai, seeing landmarks including the Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, and others. Includes private transportation from your hotel, or Mumbai port, or railway station.
  • Private city tour of Mumbai, including Dharavi Slum
  • Walk through Dharavi, with its huts, industries, recycling yard, and Kumbharwada pottery area
  • Learn about daily life here and absorb the strong community spirit
  • View Mumbai’s top landmarks including the Gateway to India and Rajabai Clock Tower
  • Entrance fees, and private transport with hotel, cruise port, or train station pickup or drop-off included
  • Personalized attention from a private guide
  • Price per vehicle, based on a maximum of five passengers
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
English-speaking guide
Transported by private air-conditioned car
Gratuities
Food or drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from your accommodation

Airports

  • Mumbai Airport, Maharashtra 400099, Mumbai India


Ports

  • Alexander Dock(Green Gate)


Start your private tour with pickup from your Mumbai hotel, or alternatively, from the cruise port or railway station.

Delve into the streets in a private, air-conditioned car with your guide, and hear about Mumbai’s history, including its time under British rule from the 18th to the 20th century, and how it is India’s second largest city, with a population of about 18.4 million.

Stop first at the vast Dharavi Slum, Asia’s biggest, and home to nearly a million people. Take a walk through this town-within-a-town, crammed with thousands of makeshift huts. Learn about daily life here, and pass tiny bread and sweet shops, interspersed with dimly-lit manufacturing units hosting small-scale clothes-, pottery-, and soap-making businesses.

Absorb the strong sense of community, and visit the plastic and metal recycling yard, where workers sort materials for re-use, before delving into Kumbharwada, the community of clay potters dubbed the ‘city of lamps.’ Explore the lanes here, weaving through thousands of hand-made, kiln-fired pots being crafted as oil lamps for festivals.

Having explored Dharavi, take a tour of the colonial and modern faces of Mumbai. Admire the Gateway of India, built to commemorate a 1911 visit by King George V, and see the imposing Taj Mahal Palace hotel, opened in 1903.

Hear historical tales and anecdotes en route, and stop at landmarks including the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, Mumbai University with its Big Ben-style Rajabai Clock Tower, and the Oval Cricket Ground and Bombay High Court.

See Mumbai’s dhobi ghat — Asia’s biggest open-air laundry — together with Mahatma Gandhi's former residence, and the Hanging Gardens on top of water tanks. Plus, drive past the colonial buildings on Marine Drive, seeing the Prince of Wales Museum, Flora Fountain, the Telegraph Office, and more.

Your tour then ends back at the departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dharavi
. Begin by visiting the Dharavi Slum. From here head straight to the plastic and metal recycling yard. Walk through narrow lanes and by-lanes, taking in the wafting aromas from local bakeries and sweet shops. Exotic smells from soap and cosmetic making units are bound to make some heads turn. Dime sized cyber cafes, locals brushing past, mass-producing tailor shops all make up for an exciting trip. Continue on listening to stories from your guide as you arrive at Kumbharwada, in Dharavi. Known to be the face of India’s largest slum dwelling, The tour through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, you will undoubtedly feel the strong sense of community and the special spirit that exists here.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (a UNESCO world heritage site), a magnificent bustling station made famous over the years with the many films portraying the train system.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Marine Drive
Marine Drive also known as “Queens Necklace”.
Stop At:  
Rajabai Clock Tower
observe the gothic style architecture of the University Bombay.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gateway of India
Mumbai's most famous monument, built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dhobi Ghat
Open air laundry area in Mumbai called Dhobi Ghat, this tremendous laundromat is full of dhobis who work and toil under the sky everyday to clean clothes and linens from hotels and hospitals.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata, and first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bombay High Court
Beautiful British Heritage Building.
Stop At:  
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Mani Bhavan was the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jain Temple - Mumbai
Historic Jain place of worship with intricate stone carvings & a dome painted with the zodiac.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kamala Nehru Park
Skyline view of the city & Old woman's shoe
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hanging Gardens (Ferozeshah Mehta)
Hanging Gardens built on top of water tanks near the Tower of Silence (Parsi burial place).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
On November 1905, the then-Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the museum, and hence, it was named Prince of Wales Museum of Western India
Pass By:  
Flora Fountain
Flora Fountain, at the Hutatma Chowk, is an ornamentally and exquisitely sculpted architectural heritage monument.
Pass By:  
Kala Ghoda Art Precinct
Kala Ghoda is a hip, creative area with designer cafes, indie galleries and sidewalk art stalls.
Pass By:  
David Sassoon Library and Reading Room
The David Sassoon Library is the name of a famous library and heritage structure in Mumbai, India. The idea for a library to be situated in the center of the city was the brainchild of Albert Sassoon, son of the famous Baghdadi Jewish philanthropist, David Sassoon
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Price is per vehicle; A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Mystical Mumbai

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Mumbai Sightseeing Tour Including Dharavi Slum?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

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One Day in Mumbai
paradisetours2012
, Feb 2020
Our guide Anthony was very knowledgeable and very familiar with Dharavi and all of Mumbai. He left no questions unanswered. We enjoyed the tour immensely and highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for review. will passed your massage to our guide.
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An Eye Opener
721vladk
, Aug 2019
The tour service was great. The driver in a private car picked me up at the hotel. The guide should have been there too, but because of heavy rains we had to pick him up elsewhere. Once we picked him up, the tour commenced and even though it was understandably a later start the team made sure they covered all points of interest , including the Slum part of the tour. We covered the modern Mumbai and then sent to Slum. Despite the heavy rains, the team made me fill comfortable with big umbrellas ready. The slum part of the tour was a real eye-opener. Anthony took me into various parts of the slum and explained what’s going on over there. All in all, great experience and the team made the best of it, given the weather.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear 721vladk, Warm Greeting from Mystical Mumbai Thanks a lot for writing an excellent review regarding the slum and sightseeing tour with Guide Anthony. We are glad that you had a great time with us. see you soon again in Mumbai
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This tour was excellent. We first...
swahlroth
, Jan 2018
This tour was excellent. We first walked around the slum part of Mumbai for over 2 hours. Very eye opening. We then did a full city tour. Our guide was excellent, spoke perfect English and despite bad traffic conditions managed to get us to all the highlights!!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi,I just wanted to thank you for your detailed description and feedback of our tours. We really appreciate these reviews
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Visite en demi-teinte
Sophie
, Mar 2020
Expérience enrichissante. La visite du bidonville est un moment particulier, bien que nous nous sommes des fois sentie dévisagée et même pris à partie par des femmes vivants dans le bidonville.... j'avais quand même hâte que la visite se termine. Par ailleurs, notre voiture n'était pas climatisée et nous avons eu extrêmement chaud. Sinon le reste de la visite fût intéressante.
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