SLUM TOURISM IS A TYPE OF TOURISM THAT INVOLVES VISITING IMPOVERISHED AREAS, WHICH HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY PROMINENT IN SEVERAL DEVELOPING AREAS LIKE DHARAVI.
Dharavi was Predominate mangrove swamp by one the late 19th century inhabited by koli fishermen. The fishery industry disappeared when the swamp area filled in. A Dharavi at sion adjacent to Dharavi hastened the process of joining separate island into one long tapered mass.
Dharavi is a fishing town was deprived of its traditional sustenance but the newly drained marshes provided space for new communities to move in migrants from Gujarat established a potters colony tanners from Tamilnadu & Maharastrian tanners belonging to the charmarkar caste migrated to dharavi & set up the leather tanning embroibery workers from U.P started the readymade garments trade.
Dharavi provides a cheap & affordable potion to those who move to mumbai to earn their living rent here can be as low as 185 rs ($4) euro 2.20 per day. Dharavi also has a large number of thriving small scale industries that produce embroidered export quality Dharavi has a population of between 600,00 and over 1 million people. Its a 175 hectares or 0.67 square miles