Bollywood tour with Slum Tour

4.5 / 5

12 reviews

Bollywood tour with Slum Tour

From $135 per person

Get a fascinating look at 2 different aspects of life in Mumbai on this full-day tour. Walk through the streets of Dharavi to witness a hidden side of urban India. Then go behind the scenes of Bollywood with an on-set visit during the filming of a movie.

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Duration 8 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the small many industries thriving within the district of Dharavi
  • Drive past the homes of famous Bollywood stars
  • Visit the site where Slumdog Millionaire was filmed
  • Witness behind the scenes activities of film making
  • Gain an understanding of how the incredible people of Dharavi live
Full description
Home to nearly one million people, Mumbai's Dharavi district has the dubious honor of being the largest slum in Asia. This tour aims to break the negative stereotype associated with the slum. Put aside your initial apprehensions and discover a place that's alive with small scale industries and high community spirit. See why Dharavi is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Experience a wide range of activities such as recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, soap-making and leather tanning. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very confined spaces. When passing through the residential spaces, you will feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi, and this diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques and churches that stand here side by side. A tour through Dharavi's narrow alleys is quite an adventure, and you will leave with an enlightened sense of the purpose and determination that exists in the area. After your walking tour of the Dharavi slums, see the glamorous side of Mumbai as you drive past the homes of famous screen stars of the Bollywood film industry. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, then get a behind the scenes glimpse of Bollywood film-making. You will be taken onto a movie set to witness filming and be given exciting insight into the mechanics of the largest film industry in the world. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel / cruise terminal / airport in Mumbai.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Transportation
  • Guide fees
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

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  • Cameras
  • Short skirts

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  • Ladies, please dress modestly
  • Taking of photos is strictly not allowed unless permission is given
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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First of all thank you to our translator and the guide / driver (excellent in the hellish traffic of Bombay) who made this day very interesting. First of all the visit to Bollywood was funny, we attended the shooting of a series. We saw the different settings: hospital prison interior court house ... the costumes, the music and the dances. The visit to the slum is poignant and shows us the working and living conditions of its inhabitants.

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December 28, 2019

Fantastic but ridiculously expensive on this site

I had a great experience. Later on when the tour operator who organised this tour, linked me to their site...I found out that a day like this actually only costs €35 for 2 persons instead of €250 for two persons. This is a ridiculous difference! My advise, if you find the local guide I would say, go for that! Because what you pay here is too much.

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May 29, 2019

A Whole New World

This tour was great! We saw two parts of India that are so different from anything we have ever seen before. The tour of the Slums opened our eyes. I always associated the slums with poverty but the residents there are working hard, not homeless, and are proud of their homes and neighborhoods. The Bollywood tour was so interesting. I didn't really understand what Bollywood was. It is awesome and so unlike anything we have in the United States. Very fun!!

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April 27, 2017

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