Mumbai Dabbawalla Tour: Art of Delivering The Lunch Box

Mumbai Dabbawalla Tour: Art of Delivering The Lunch Box

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What You'll Do
  • Learn the art of delivering the tiffin box lunches to office workers in Mumbai
  • Meet the dabbawallas (tiffin men) after a hard day's work
  • Go to the traditional Dobhi Ghat laundry
  • Experience the traditional services of India in Mumbai
Learn the art of delivering the lunch box in Mumbai on a 4-hour dabbawalla tour. Watch the backbreaking work of the wala (tiffin men) as they carry and deliver thousands of dabba (tiffin boxes) to Maha Laxmi Station in just a few short hours.
What to Expect
Observe the backbreaking work behind the tiffin delivery service in Mumbai on a comprehensive dabbawalla tour. Hop on a train to Maha Laxmi Station and watch as the professional delivery men carry over 175,000 packages in just a few hours.

Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Mumbai, transfer to Maha Laxmi Station and discover the vast industry of the tiffin delivery service. The term dabbawalla refers to a person who carries and delivers freshly made food in lunch boxes to office workers. The entire system depends on teamwork and careful timing.

Begin at Church Gate Railway Station and watch the dabbawallas transfer dabbas into the wooden cart on the train. Arrive at Maha Laxmi Station at 11:00 and observe 4,500 tiffin men sort their tiffin boxes by area. Hear a brief introduction with the dabbawallas, and discover the exact arrangements about how their tiffins are coded and distributed.

Then, go to Dhobi Ghat to see where the traditional laundry men collect dirty linen to wash and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. Transfer back to Church Gate Station and watch the dabbawallas carry their goods before heading back to your hotel.
What's Included
  • Pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • First class train ticket from Church Gate to Maha Laxmi Train Station
  • All taxes
What's Not Included
  • Any air fare or train fare not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Monument fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Any expense arising from unforeseen circumstances (flight delay, cancellation etc.)
  • Personal expenses
  • Camera fee at monuments
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What to Remember
• Please bring a hat and water bottle, and remember to wear sun screen

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