"Slumdog Millionaire" neighborhood tour more attractive than Taj Mahal

A man brushing his teeth in Dharavi, Mumbai, India.

A man brushing his teeth in Dharavi, Mumbai, India.

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The movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has made the Dharavi slum a tourist attraction in the Indian city of Mumbai. Tourist exploitation of the neighborhood generates controversy.

The small group walking tour to Mumbai's Dharavi slum, which inspired the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', is, according to Tripadvisor, the best-rated tourist experience in India in 2019. Between the magnificence of the Taj Mahal and the chaos of people, vehicles and animals in the neighborhood, the second option seems to be the one that most appeals to tourists.

"Follow the guide through the narrow lanes of Dharavi where you will be introduced to residents and their small industries - recycling, ceramics, embroidery, soap making and more - all made by innovative means," reads the description of the experience that appears. in the website.

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