Learn about Dharavi and celebrate the Festival of Lights with the community.
Diwali is not only Hinduism’s biggest festival, but also the brightest celebration. 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.
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!
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.
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 the field where our Reality Gives’ girls football team plays.
Churchgate Station or Mahim 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)
Our Reception Centre in Dharavi which is near the intersection of 60 feet and 90 feet road.
3:30pm – 7pm
An essential part of a visit to India. The most thought provoking thing I have ever seen. Compassionately done with 80% of profits going to the slum. A real eye opener!