A tour of one of the world's biggest SLUMS has been named as the most highly rated tourist experience in India by TripAdvisor
The guided excursion of the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, which has a population of 700,000, saw off competition for the top spot from tours of Old Dehli and the Taj Mahal in the 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Experiences.
In addition, it also came 10th in the list of the best tourist experiences in the whole of Asia.
The tour, which costs £9 ($11.50), allows a group of six people to explore the houses and businesses in the slum as well as visit a local bakery and a recycling centre.'Most proceeds go back into the community, and you'll explore in a small group limited to six.'
Reality Tours and Travel, which runs the experience, says: 'This Dharavi slum tour provides a window into Mumbai's working neighborhood, and the area is best explored with a guide to gain a well-rounded view without getting lost.
组织此次的旅行社Reality Tours and Travel介绍:“达拉维贫民窟之旅为我们提供了了解孟买社区的机会，在导游的带领下，我们可以全面了解这个地区，不担心迷路”
'On this tour, you'll explore the alleyways of makeshift homes and workshops, and meet the locals, learning how they live.
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Jojo, Gold Rush Country, United States, 13 hours ago
India. No toilets for 70% of the people, but they have a space program.
Philip Morris, West Tennessee, United States, 14 hours ago
Maybe someone could arrange an exchange program for the poor in the US so they can see what poor really is.
ecaterinacristina, San Francisco, United States, 10 hours ago
It should be a mandatory tour for all parents to take their children on!
Erica, EastofEden, United States, 13 hours ago
This is very sad that people view other's suffering as an afternoons entertainment.
Jojo, Gold Rush Country, United States, 13 hours ago
Wear a flea collar on each ankle.
JackinAshford, Ashford, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
I have just shown this article to my 12 year old daughter and asked her what she thinks. She thinks it is very sad that so many people would derive some sort of pleasure from seeing so much suffering.
Moneypenny22, Timbuktu, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
This will be parts of London or any UK city soon.
OutToPasture, Amadworld , United States, 13 hours ago
San Francisco having at least 60% of poverty and homelessness for California. It's disheartening to see.
BellaIsMyGoodGirl, Bonita Springs, United States, 13 hours ago
Remember the article, just the other day, on the deplorable conditions and treatment of elephants in this country? I wouldn't visit and give these people a dime until this ends.
My Name Is Bob, New York, United States, 12 hours ago
If you want a shock to your system, go see an Indian slum. These people really live in garbage. I've been to India three times for business and I've seen where the haves and have nots lives. In some cases, they are just neighbors. It's truly shocking. The poor in America are middle class compared to Indian poor.
Lillambo, My City, United States, 13 hours ago
Who would take such a tour? Shame!!
Janet, Boston, 12 hours ago
I think there were similar tours in Victorian England where the wealthy were taken to gawk at the local slum dwellers.
Movemountains, London, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Seriously! People are losing their minds and common sense altogether! Those places exist because of the greed of the rest of humanity and now it's turned into an attraction.
Tyburn Jig, Cobham, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
I did this tour last month. It is conducted by residents of Dharavi and the proceeds support schooling for the slum kids. It is mind-blowing, but surprisingly uplifting. There is a reason it is so highly rated. I would recommend it to anyone who is ever in Mumbai.
John_Robie, Houston, United States, 12 hours ago
Looks like parts of San Francisco and L.A.
Dave Gibbs, Leeds, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
It is a disgrace there are people who want to view others suffering .It is an even bigger disgrace that some company is offering such viewing for money.The human race often makes me ashamed to be part of on occasion.
PastorRighteous, Hollywood, United States, 13 hours ago
All are equal before God, but those with money are more equal at the Vatican.
resistancenow, Elk Grove, United States, 7 hours ago
Except the people of India are working hard to live, their own country has a huge lack of infrastructure, but it does not stop them from creating small businesses. The "homeless" on the streets on LA have zero desire to work because LA is feeding them, giving them money and letting them camp out on the streets.
Carey, Carey, 9 hours ago
Oh, I could have swore that was San Francisco!
Kye0002, Uk, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
Unless the money goes directly into getting these people out of the slums and improving their standards of living please dont pay to see it?
TrulyIndependent, West Coast, United States, 9 hours ago
Yet somehow I doubt that any of that money actually goes towards improving living conditions in such places.
Cappedlocked, Middle of nowhere, Australia, 9 hours ago
Sydney in 10years
TheGreenBastard, Parts Unknown, United States, 10 hours ago
I thought that was New Orleans for a minute.
Ldudz, Toronto, Canada
Too bad the people living in the slums dont see any profits from these tours companies who are benefiting from the poorly disadvantaged.
snozzberry , Busted Boot NV, United States, 5 hours ago
If you're going to visit there...go there to HELP them or not go at all.
Witzelsucht, Los Angeles, United States, 2 hours ago
Help a billion people? Most of India is a slum.
LADWP Trust Fund, Los Angeles Taxifornia , United States, 2 hours ago
I bet these slums are cleaner than the poop-filled streets of L.A. and San Fecesco.