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Join us in Dharavi for the festival of colours!

Holi is one of India’s largest and most popular Hindu holidays and it is just around the corner. Spend the day with Reality Tours learning about life in Dharavi and celebrating this colourful holiday safely and authentically with the community.

Take a few hours to learn about Dharavi on our signature tour, regroup at our community centre, and then head out to our girls’ football field to play Holi with the community.

You will be joined by our friends and partners from the community, children in our various programs as well as staff from Reality Tours and Reality Gives!

Safety: While Holi can be a rowdy festival, we are taking every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. Safety is our number one priority. We have been running tours in Dharavi on and around Holi for years and have never had an incident. An extra

guide will be accompanying each group and we will be playing Holi on a private field surrounded by friends and partners in the community. We will also be using specially purchased natural powders.

Our mission is to improve the quality of lives in our communities. Like all of our tours, 80% of the profits fund our NGO Reality Gives and our partner NGOs. Thank you for supporting our programs by signing up for the tour!

  • 1

    Recycling Area

    Metal and plastic comes from all over the world to Dharavi to be recycled. See the entire recycling process from sorting to the finished plastic pellets.

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    Rooftop Visit

    There is nothing like the view from a Dharavi factory rooftop. The tin hutments that house so many human lives stretch on as far as you can see. You will never forget this view!

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    Community Centre

    The Community Centre, supported by funds from the tour, provides education in English, computers and soft skills to the teenagers and young adults of Dharavi. Visitors experience what matters most to Reality Tours... the men, women and children that make this dynamic community one of the most vibrant places in Mumbai.

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    Holi Party

    After the tour, join our friends and partners from the community, children in our various programs as well as staff from Reality Tours and Reality Gives for a music and colour filled Holi party.

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    Natural Holi Powder

    Feel at ease knowing that we will be using safe, natural powders.

Availability

Saturday 24 February 2018

Saturday 3 March 2018

1:45am - 5:30pm from Churchgate Station

2.30am - 5:30pm from Mahim Station

Price

Rs 1,200 per person

(Includes drinks, snacks and a white t-shirt)

Start/End Points

Starts at Churchgate Station or Mahim Station

Ends at our Community Centre. We will help you get a train or taxi after the party.

(See Directions tab for details)



Group Size

Space is limited, so early booking is strongly encouraged.



No Photography Policy

    For the entire tour. This policy helps ensure that our tours are done respectfully and that we maintain our strong relationship with the community.

    Photos are allowed during the Holi party but be sure to protect your camera!



What To Wear

Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops) and closed-toed shoes.

We recommend you buy a cheap white outfit for the day. You won’t ruin any clothes and you will look much more colourful!

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Testimonial

“It made me feel like a kid again…It doesn't matter where you come from or what age you are. Everyone can enjoy throwing paint at each other.”

Scott, Canada

Meeting Point

Churchate Station or Mahim Station

End Point

Our Community Centre. We will help you get a train or taxi after the party.

Timings

2 hour walking tour and 1.5 hour Holi Party

1:45am - 5:30pm from Churchgate Station

2.30am - 5:30pm from Mahim Station

Churchgate Station:

There are four entrances to Churchgate Station, including two subways. The first photo shows the station as you approach from Colaba and where the entrance is. Once inside the station, go to the book stall about 30 metres before the platforms (as shown in the next two photos). Look for the sign saying “Wheeler.” (Photos: One, Two, Three)


Mahim Station:

We meet at the main entrance and ticket office on the West side of the station (photo 1). To check if you are in the right spot, verify that V-Jai Restaurant and Bakery is opposite and Cafe Coffee Day is diagnolly opposite. (Photos: One, Two, Three)