Name: Dharavi Slum Tour
Company: Reality Tours & Travels
Description: This tour will take you on a walk through of Mumbai's (and possibly Asia's) largest slum. However, it's far from the shallow poverty tourism that you might expect. The tour aims to show the sense of community that exists there, and the productive small scale industry that residents are involved in. It's an inspiring tour that changes the way people view the slum. Think determination instead of devastation.
More Information: Reality Tours & Travels website.
Name: Maximum City Tour
Company: Beyond Bombay
Description: Read Suketu Mehta's acclaimed book, Maximum City? Then retrace his footsteps in this hard-hitting tour, and find out why the title is reflective of Mumbai. Also add to this Babbanji Bihari’s Bombay tour, which will take you along the route of a typical Bihari migrant who comes to Mumbai full of dreams for a better future.
More Information: Beyond Bombay website.
Name: Heritage Tour
Company: Bombay Heritage Walks
Description: Mumbai has remarkable architecture and you can really discover the Bombay of old on one of these tours, created by two architects. Various itineraries are offered during the year, except for the monsoon season. Places visited include the Kala Ghoda Art District, sleepy lanes of old Colaba, the historic Dockyard Road, and arcades and bazaars along Victorian style D.N. Road. If you have anything in particular you want to see, it's possible to arrange custom tour. It's really worth taking a walk around the old Portuguese style homes in Khotachiwadi.
More Information: Bombay Heritage Walks website.
Name: Themed Tours
Company: Raconteur Walks
Description: This young company, which encourages students to be tour guides, offers three different walking tours that also focus on the city's heritage. The Apollo Gate and Front Bay Walk covers the northern part of the Fort, where Bombay was first inhabited. It starts at the Ballard Estate business district and ends at the Gateway of India. The Churchgate and Heritage Mile tour goes into the heart of the Fort and ends at Marine Drive. The Bazzargate Walk, named after one of the three main entry gates to the Fort, begins at the Town Hall and covers areas from the original British defense establishment.
More Information: Raconteur Walks website.
Name: Mumbai Bazaar Walk
Company: Mumbai Magic
Description: Explore Mumbai's maze of markets on this tour, which starts out from Crawford Market. You'll visit Mirchi Galli (spices market), Mangaldas Cloth Market, Zaveri Bazaar (where everyone's crazy about gold), Phool Galli (Flower Street), Mumbadevi Temple (where the city gets its name from), and the quaint Madhav Baug.
More Information: Mumbai Magic website. See Photos: Mumbai Markets photo gallery.
Name: A Date With Mahatma Gandhi
Company: Grand Mumbai
Description: Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most influential figures in India's struggle for independence and the non-violent fight for India's independence against the British. He was a frequent visitor to Mumbai. Visit where he stayed and retrace his life in India.
More Information: Grand Mumbai website.
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