Monday, 28 December 2009

Dharavi - A Landmark in Mumbai


Slum dog Millionaire put Dharavi on the world map; otherwise it was just the rows of narrow streets in Mumbai where you could find leather products, small scale industries and garment and embroidery workshops. Cleanliness is not important, nor does any law govern this street, ‘Go at your own risk’ is what was said to me whenever I had expressed a desire to visit these streets on my own.



During Diwali season, we go to those lanes to visit the rows and rows of shops selling mud pots and diyas at wholesale rates. There is great variety of goods available at very cheap prices.


The only problem is that we had go to there by foot, since there is no transport small enough to drives through this narrow and congested streets.



We had to ask more than fifteen taxi drivers before one finally agreed to take us to this street.

3 comments:

itsakash4u said...

Good post...Pics are truly original..

Aarti Badamikar said...

I have been planning to go to Dharavi since long...
Now i'm surely going there soon!! :)
Loved your post..

pushpee said...

tell me about it, when u do Aarti..would love to hear about ur experience.....

thank you itsakash4u...do visit me again....

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