The largest slum in Asia, Dharavi breaks all stereotypes of a slum and is far from being a habitat for the impoverished and underprivileged. Contrary to popular notion, it is home to some of the most industrious, inspired and creative people, where the community leads rich lives in poverty. Residing east of Mahim and Bandra, this “slum” produces close to $500 million to $1 billion dollars thus largely contributing to Mumbai’s already-rich economy. From tea and vegetable vendors, bakeries, garment districts to NGOs, schools, Dharavi is home to one and all which is what makes it such a spectacular visit.
Home to around 700,00 to around 1 million people, Dharavi is the second-biggest slum in the mainland of Asia and the third-biggest slum in the world. With a zone of a little more than 2.1 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi) and a populace thickness of more than 277,136/km2 (717,780/sq mi), Dharavi is additionally a standout amongst the most thickly populated ranges on Earth.
Highlights: The Dharavi slum was established in 1882 amid the British pilgrim time, and developed to a limited extent in view of an ejection of plants and occupants from the peninsular downtown area by the pioneer government, and from the relocation of poor provincial Indians into urban Mumbai. For this reason, Dharavi is right now an exceedingly multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and various settlements.
Dharavi has a dynamic casual economy in which various family unit undertakings utilise a significant number of the ghetto resident cowhide, materials and ceramics items are among the goods made inside Dharavi. The aggregate yearly turnover has been assessed at over US$1 billion
Distance from Mumbai: Dharavi Slum is located at a distance of 9.7 km from Mumbai.
Insider Tips: Do opt for a guide so that you can get the information and have fun-filled tour.
- Do carry your water bottle and foodstuff.
- Casual wear and Shoes are recommended.
- Do keep eye on the overhead wiring.