Dabbawala Combo Tour

Experience the real Mumbai with a unique tour that combines meeting the city’s famous Dabbawalas, visiting the bustling Dhobi Ghat, and exploring the vibrant Dharavi Slum, all while riding the iconic local trains. This immersive journey offers a deep dive into Mumbai’s dynamic daily life and its resilient communities. Here’s what you can expect from this unforgettable adventure:

Tour Highlights:

  1. Meeting the Dabbawalas: Start your tour by meeting the legendary Dabbawalas of Mumbai, renowned for their exceptional lunchbox delivery service. Learn about their unique coding system, precision, and dedication that enables them to deliver thousands of meals across the city every day. Witness their operations firsthand and gain insights into their century-old legacy.
  2. Local Train Ride: Experience Mumbai like a local with a ride on the city’s bustling local trains. Feel the pulse of the city as you travel alongside daily commuters, experiencing the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest transit systems in the world. Your guide will provide tips and insights to navigate this vibrant environment.
  3. Dhobi Ghat: Arrive at Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest open-air laundry. Watch as hundreds of washermen (dhobis) work diligently, washing, drying, and ironing clothes in this unique and intricate operation. Learn about the history and daily life of the dhobis and the significance of this remarkable site in Mumbai’s social fabric.
  4. Dharavi Slum: Explore Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, with a guided walking tour that unveils the incredible spirit of its residents. Discover the thriving small-scale industries, such as pottery, leather goods, textiles, and recycling, that make Dharavi an economic powerhouse. Engage with the community, understand their challenges and successes, and witness the ingenuity and resilience that define Dharavi.

Package Details:

  • Duration: 3 – 4 hours (approx.)
  • Batch Timings: Morning Batch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Afternoon Batch: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Cost: INR 2,500 per person (inclusive of taxes)
  • Inclusions:
    • Guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide
    • Meeting and interaction with Dabbawalas
    • Local train ride experience
    • Visit to Dhobi Ghat
    • Guided walking tour of Dharavi Slum
    • Bottled water and light refreshments
  • Exclusions:
    • Transportation to and from the starting point (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • Personal expenses
    • Any additional activities not mentioned in the inclusions


  • Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress modestly, respecting local customs.
  • Photography is allowed, but please be respectful and ask for permission before taking photos of individuals or their workplaces.
  • This tour involves walking and navigating crowded areas, so a moderate level of physical fitness is recommended.

Join India Trip Explore on this authentic local experience and immerse yourself in the vibrant life of Mumbai. Discover the city’s hidden gems, meet its hardworking communities, and gain a deeper understanding of what makes Mumbai truly unique. Book your tour now and embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Mumbai.