Home to million souls, where hundreds shack under one roof, Dharavi in Mumbai is one of the largest slums in the world.
Home to million souls, where hundreds shack under one roof, Dharavi in Mumbai is one of the largest slums in the world. Sandwiched in between Mahim and Bandra, Dharavi houses people from different religions. It grounds numerous mosques, temples and churches to serve people of Islam, Hindu and Christian faiths. Nonetheless people here are largely dependent on pottery work, textile goods manufacturing, retail and trade and distilleries.
The Dharavi slum was founded in the year 1880 by the British and under the colonial government the region grew in part because of expulsion of factories and residents. Today Dharavi has an active informal economy and the Dharavi Leather Market is one of the largest leather markets in India, where one can shop for genuine leather bags, jackets, wallets and belts.
Dharavi for some is an embarrassing eyesore but digging to its per capita income, Dharavi is an example of the potential of India at large, and of Mumbai in particular. Today Dharavi in Mumbai is undergoing some redevelopment plans and the focus involves the construction of residents, schools, parks and roads. The major issues in Dharavi, Mumbai are sanitation and drinking water.
TimingAll days of the week 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
PREFFERED BYWanderers ,Experience Seekers ,Photo Fanatics
TIME SPENT2 to 3 hours
ENTRY FEENo entry fee
AttractionsCity of Dreams
Best SeasonOct – Mar
LANGUAGESMarathi, Hindi and English