Learn about Dharavi and celebrate the Festival of Lights with the community.
Diwali is Hinduism's biggest festival and it is certainly the brightest as well. This Diwali we have a very special tour planned. First we’ll take a few hours to learn about Dharavi on our signature tour. Then we’ll head out to our girls’
football field to light some oil lamps and some sparklers. Finally we’ll have some traditional sweets at a local family’s home, learn more about Diwali, witness the Laxmi Puja ceremony (prayer) and make some rangoli designs.
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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.
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!
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.
Sweets in a Family Home
After learning about Dharavi, we'll visit a family home to learn more about Diwali on a personal level, share some traditional sweets and create some rangoli designs.
We’ll finish our evening by lighting some diyas (oil lamps) and sparklers on our girls' football field.