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Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony

Highlights
  • Morning or afternoon walking tour of Sanjay Colony, a slum in Delhi
  • Follow a knowledgeable guide on foot through the maze-like route and get a bird’s-eye view from a rooftop
  • See local businesses and other establishments at work
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Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony
From USD 14.00
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Morning TourMost Popular
Morning tour departs at 9am
USD 14.00
Afternoon Tour
Afternoon tour starts at 1pm
USD 14.00
Overview
Venture off the tourist trail on this unique 3-hour walking tour of the Sanjay Colony and get a first-hand glimpse of life in a Delhi slum. Learn about the struggles of some of Delhi’s poorest inhabitants, and discover the rich culture and sense of community that has emerged among residents. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, traveling by metro and spending time visiting the local homes, temples, schools and small businesses. This small-group tour has a maximum of six people, ensuring a respectful and non-intrusive visit.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Connaught Place in the morning or afternoon, depending on which option you selected upon booking, and set out by metro for Sanjay Colony, a small slum built on 17 acres (6 hectares) of land. After an almost 1.5-hour ride, walk with your guide and small group to the nearby slum and commence your 1.5-hour tour on foot.

Follow a maze of narrow streets as you’re introduced to enterprising residents and their small-scale industries. Stop by a clothes recycling-and-manufacturing business to observe how materials are painstakingly separated, and learn about the clothing factories where many families work to make the finished items. Leave your cameras at home — photos are prohibited on this tour — and give your full attention to the people and buildings that surround you.

Visit a small Hindu temple and hear about the importance of religion in the residents’ lives. Gain a further understanding of daily life in the slum on a visit to a local home, where you can engage in an informative conversation with a family.

Enjoy a stunning rooftop view of Sanjay Colony before ending your tour at a small school, where you can see evidence of the positive contribution that proceeds from the tour make in the community.

Please note: We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Indian life inside Sanjay Colony. Furthermore, the majority of the proceeds from your local tour operator go back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health and livelihood.
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1 - 5 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience

It was a very interesting experience that showed us India from a different perspective. We had an amazing guide who was very helpful, friendly and ready to answer all our questions. You can see that these people really belive in what they do and that...More

Thank Míša Š
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
DO NOT MISS THIS

If you're someone who likes to learn things about the places you travel, do not miss this tour. In fact, you should do this tour with Reality Tours and then do the Old Delhi Street Food Tour with them, too, like I did. And, then...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Must see

I was a little reluctant to go to the slum area but so pleased I did. My guide was wonderful and he had another colleague with him and together they made me feel safe and taken care of the whole tour. This place is incredible...More

Thank ssharkson
Reviewed 29 May 2018
The most worthwhile part of our trip in India

We did this tour on 19 May 2018 and had Vijay as our guide. He was clear in his delivery and had an excellent level of English. He was born and lives in the area, which showed in his knowledge of Sanjay Colony. The tour,...More

1  Thank Vasco1927
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Thanks Vijay! (Emily and Pete)

Our tour of Sanjay Colony on 06/04/2018 was a huge highlight of our trip to India. Vijay was an outstanding guide, not only running a fascinating tour but also giving us tips on places to go and information on public transport. He answered every question...More

2  Thank emcgarva
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