While in Mumbai earlier this month we decided to see the 'real' India as opposed to the more normal tourist sights. We chose a slum tour on offer by a local company, Reality Tours. This company operates slum tours as a business, but puts back up to 80% of the revenue gained after taxes, into community projects within the slums. It was an experience not to be missed, and highly recommended.
The Indians are a resourceful lot and operate re-cycling businesses here that we would not even contemplate. This tour is highly recommended if you are ever in Mumbai.
|13th compound in Dharavi - the re-cycling area|
|Boy in a narrow street in Dharavi|
|A goat with admirers|
|A migrant worker in a factory|
|Mum and kids in Dharavi|
|Oil can re-cycling in Dharavi|
|Paint re-cycling factory|
|Plastic re-cycling factory|
|Plastic re-cycling on a Dharavi rooftop|
|Rag picker carrying re-cycled bags|
|Reality gives youth empowerment programme|
|Pottery in Kumbharwada, the potteries village within Dharavi.|