Comprehensive Dabbawalla Tour from Mumbai


See the Dabbawallas transfer dabbas in precise, calculated ways

Meet the Dabawallas after a hard day's work and interact with them

Observe the complicated process behind delivering hundreds of thousands of packages in just a few hours


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    Duration: 4 hours Private tour

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Observe the backbreaking work behind the tiffin delivery surface in Mumbai on this comprehensive Dabbawalla tour. Hop on a train toward Maha Laxmi Station and watch as the professional delivery men carry over 175,000 packages in just a few short hours.


Discover the vast industry of tiffin delivery service in Mumbai on this comprehensive Dabbawalla tour. The word Dabbawalla refers to a person who carries and delivers freshly made food from home in lunch boxes to office workers. Watch as 4,500 Dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 packages in just a few hours. The entire system depends on teamwork and careful timing.

Begin at Churchgate Railway Station and watch the Dabbawallas transfer dabbas into the wooden cart on the train. Arrival at the Maha Laxmi Station at 11:00 and observe the workers sorting out their tiffin boxes by area. Hear a brief introduction with the Dabbawallas and their exact arrangements about how the tiffins are coded and distributed.

Head toward Dhobi Ghat, where a traditional laundry man will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. Continue back to Churchgate Station and watch the Dabbawallas carrying their goods before heading back to your hotel.

What's Included:

• Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
• English-speaking guide
• 1st class train ticket from Churchgate to Mahalaxmi Train Station
• All taxes

What's Not Included:

• Any air & train fare
• Any monument fees
• Medical insurance
• Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay, cancellation, etc.
• Personal expenses
• Camera fee at monuments

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