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Dharavi Tour

July 4, 2022by admin0

Densely populated, congested group of poorly constructed temporary settlements. This is what comes to your mind when you hear the word “slum” right? And a slum indeed has the same look which naturally makes an impression about the people living there in our minds as “poor and helpless”. This is what differentiates Dharavi, the heart of Mumbai from other slums. You might be wondering what makes it so unique and even worthy to take a tour!

Well, it’s time to dive deep into it…

Filled with innovative mindsets

Dharavi, better known as the heart of Mumbai, is famous for its highly talented population and the level of innovation that goes into achieving maximum efficiency. There are a huge number of small-scale businesses being run by the local people of Dharavi  like leather goods manufacturing, pottery making, textile, and Plastic recycling. The most interesting fact is, there are tons of goods manufactured in Dharavi that are exported internationally. Most factories in Dharavi have frugally-innovative machinery. For instance, the plastic crushing machine used in the recycling area is designed and built by the uneducated engineers of Dharavi and there’s a band in Dharavi called “Dharavi rocks” which makes music through instruments made out of recycled items. 

People are hardworking and Independent

Unlike the traditional mindset that portrays slum dwellers as “poor and helpless”, residents of Dharavi have a self-dependent mindset and make a living out of their hard work. It wouldn’t be shocking to say that this hardworking bunch of people help Dharavi bring out an annual turnover of US$ 1 Billion approximately. 

The hub of small businesses

Dharavi has around 10,000 small scale businesses producing goods with very little technology and machinery and most of these goods are sold to different shops and brands nationally and internationally. No doubt, Dharavi is very fruitful to the economy generating over US$ 1 billion annually unlike most slums. This makes it worth naming it “ An entrepreneurial Slum”.

The slum with the highest literacy rate

Dharavi breaks the record in yet another criteria. It is said to be the most literate slum with 69% of the population being literate. Not just figures, but Dharavi has produced a quality population where 16-year-olds create mobile apps to solve daily life problems arising in slums. Yes! That’s true. A group of girls aged 12-14 years has created mobile apps to deal with issues like education, water shortage, and women’s safety. Isn’t it extraordinary, something that even normal people struggle to think about? 

What would you experience on the tour

Briefly, the most fascinating thing you’ll experience throughout your Dharavi tour is the way people take up their everyday challenges and still excel at whatever they do. On the tour you will learn the life of Dharavi and witness the spirit of the hardworking people. With having so much inspiration and positive real life experience, Dharavi has bagged the first position in the “Top 10 experiences in India” and also made it to the “Top 10 travelers choices in Asia” in 2019. 

You can only imagine how interesting it could be! 

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You can choose us to be your travel partner on your educational tour to Dharavi. Below are some unique experiential tours combined with the Dharavi tour. You can even combine a few of them at your convenience. You can mail us at mumbai@boundlessexplorism.com or send us a Quick Whatsapp message.

Densely populated, congested group of poorly constructed temporary settlements. This is what comes to your mind when you hear the word “slum” right? And a slum indeed has the same look which naturally makes an impression about the people living there in our minds as “poor and helpless”. This is what differentiates Dharavi, the heart of Mumbai from other slums. You might be wondering what makes it so unique and even worthy to take a tour!

Dharavi is an economic powerhouse in the heart of Mumbai, being an industrial centre of small-scale manufacturing. It has around 10,000 small scale businesses producing goods with very little technology and machinery and most of these goods are sold to different shops and brands nationally and internationally. Dharavi is home to over 1 million people generating over US$ 1 billion annually unlike most slums. This makes it worth naming it “ An entrepreneurial Slum”.

Briefly, the most fascinating thing you’ll experience throughout your Dharavi tour is the way people take up their everyday challenges and still excel at whatever they do. On the tour you will learn the life of Dharavi and witness the spirit of the hardworking people. With having so much inspiration and positive real life experience, Dharavi has bagged the first position in the “Top 10 experiences in India” and also made it to the “Top 10 travelers choices in Asia” in 2019. 

You can only imagine how interesting it could be! 

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