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Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony provided by Reality Tours & Travel

Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony

Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
See a different side of Delhi by visiting a slum—Sanjay Colony. Going on a guided tour is a safe way to visit the area, and means you won’t get lost in the maze-like surroundings. Visit a local school, temples, homes, and small businesses, and hear stories about local residents, community spirit, and what life is like living in a slum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore a Delhi slum with a guide to navigate so you don’t get lost
Get a glimpse of local life and visit homes, a school, and local businesses
Pick from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
Enjoy an intimate small-group tour limited to six people
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6283DELSLUM
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Professional and local guide • Cold beverage at the end of the tour
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India The tour will start from Rajiv Chowk metro station's Gate no 1 (outside), B- block, inner circle connaught place, opposite Wildcraft showroom.
Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India This tour will end at the Harkesh Nagar Okhla metro station which will provide easy connectivity with the rest of the city.
Inclusions
Professional and local guide • Cold beverage at the end of the tour
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India The tour will start from Rajiv Chowk metro station's Gate no 1 (outside), B- block, inner circle connaught place, opposite Wildcraft showroom.
Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India This tour will end at the Harkesh Nagar Okhla metro station which will provide easy connectivity with the rest of the city.
Duration
3h
Return details
Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India This tour will end at the Harkesh Nagar Okhla metro station which will provide easy connectivity with the rest of the city.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress codes are conservative for this tour. Clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is required
A portion of the profits from this tour is given back to the community
Out of respect for the residents of Sanjay, there is absolutely no photography allowed during this tour
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rajiv Chowk
    Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
    The tour will start from Rajiv Chowk metro station's Gate no 1 (outside), B- block, inner circle connaught place, opposite Wildcraft showroom.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Connaught Place
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sanjay Colony market All surplus store
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Harkesh Nagar Okhla
    Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
    This tour will end at the Harkesh Nagar Okhla metro station which will provide easy connectivity with the rest of the city.
    See address & details
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Voyager786098
1 contribution
Humbling and insightful :)
Mar. 2020 • Solo
I am so glad that I decided to do this tour. Hema was a wonderful, enthusiastic, knowledgable tour guide. She made me feel at ease and was a great host. I felt privileged to see the slum and felt the tour was inclusive, respectful and ethical. Thank you :)
Written 21 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

The Sunshine Journey
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
Personal, small scale, fun and impactful!
Feb. 2020
With Reality Travels & Tours I did a Slumtour and it was incredible. Kavita is such a sweet english speaking guide, it made the experience very valuable. She picked me up from the metro station in the city centre, showed me how the metro in Delhi works and took me to her neighborhood, named Ohkra. Here she showed us the real life: living, eating, drinking, housing, working, hygiene, education and religion. She told so many facts about life in the slums; incredible. You get a total different perspective of reality in the slums. People come to say hi, wave you and shake your hand. So friendy. In the office of Reality Travel, I met Aarti and got treated with Chai Tea: so good! After the tour I got a total different perspective of life and knew how to use the metro around the city - easy and convenient.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Johanna Lundberg
Stockholm, Sweden8 contributions
Best thing we did in Delhi!
We were super happy with the tour of Sanjay colony. Our guide Shehnaz was so sweet and knowledgeable and she showed us around the slum and answered all of our questions. We felt completely safe during the entire tour and were met with smiles and curious looks by the people in the slum. Beautiful to see their sense of community and optimism despite of the obviously harsh living conditions. Would recommend to anyone visiting Delhi!
Written 16 February 2020
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Elliot
Welwyn Garden City, UK11 contributions
Fascinating insight
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Taken into one of the poorest quarters of Delhi, guided by Chitti who gave me a real insight into how the people live in this 25-acre maze of a city within a city.

I felt very safe, and found the people very friendly and not at all pushy. They seemed to have real pride in their neighbourhood. We ended in a family home where we had lunch prepared for us, which was delicious.

As ever, it was great to do this trip with a group (Reality) who use their profits to educate the children in the slums of Delhi and Mumbai.
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicholson
2 contributions
Heartwarming visit
Jan. 2020 • Friends
The thought of a tour through a slum in Delhi was very exciting to me particularly after reading the book Shantaram. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it was a truly interesting insight into the colony and doubly valuable for the youth attempting to make a better life for themselves. We used Reality Gives to book our tour which was led by a young woman Hema who Grew up in a nearby slum. Hema was a most knowledgeable and inspiring guide who obviously loved her work. We travelled by metro with Hema to Sanjay colony and then headed to an area there where locals sorted material off cuts to on sell or use as stuffing and then to a printing business. We visited a local home, a doctors surgery, a temple and school, meandering through the rabbit warren of streets. The final stop is the Reality Gives headquarters in Delhi where Hema explained the positive impact of the organization through teaching local youth. You can also buy great gifts at the end which further assists in funding the organization. A must do tour, not only for a fascinating experience, but a great contribution to the local community. It was very affordable at about $23.00 Australian dollars. And yes, it’s safe. 🙏🏻
Written 2 February 2020
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Erik W
Milwaukee, WI17 contributions
Amazing
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Hema was a great guide and this your us amazing. It is safe, people are kind. I imagine you will want to bring hand sanitizer.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KateConvissor
Whittemore, MI9 contributions
Unique opportunity; fabulous experience
Oct. 2019
Like many reviewers, I was nervous about doing a slum colony tour, but the many glowing comments on TripAdvisor gave me confidence.

It was fantastic! If you're going to Delhi or Mumbai, this tour should be at the top of your list.

First, Kavita (and I'm sure all the guides) are great ambassadors to a world tourists rarely see. She grew up in the slums, and she is proud to introduce people to her neighborhood.

Second, the tour is done respectfully. (Note that photography is not allowed.) I felt like a stranger but not a voyeur; it was like walking through a neighborhood--people going on with their lives.

Although it was challenging and even overwhelming to be there at first, but soon I realized that, like people everywhere, the people of the slum are making the most of what they have, albeit under much more difficult and challenging circumstances. There are schools, small businesses, temples, a clinic, just like any other neighborhood.

This is a precious and unique opportunity, and Reality Gives does it well. Lay aside your hesitation and do not miss this tour. In preparation for this tour, I highly recommend reading "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers"--a book about life in the Mumbai slums by Katherine Boo.

Thank you Kavita for sharing your world. Thanks to the family that served a delicious lunch.
Written 26 January 2020
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Mary-Ellen C
8 contributions
Amazing tour
Jan. 2020 • Friends
I did this tour with a friend at the end of our two week visit to India. We also opted for lunch with a family afterwards.

There were so many great aspects of this tour. Our guide, was the first female guide - Shehnaz - in India, so it was great to hear about life in India from a womans perspective.

Everyone in the colony were so friendly and warm. We had more smiles, and hellos, in the two hours we were there, almost in our whole time in India.

We felt very lucky to visit the Colony and was amazed at the work ethic of everyone who lives there and the wonderful community spirit.

The colony a thriving mini-city and was so fantastic to see and experience. Our hosta fir lunch provided an incredibly beautiful curry and warmly shared with us stories of their life.

Meeting at Connaight Place is great, as you get experience if the metro and confidence to do other trips (which we did).

This was a highlight of our trip. Highly, highly recommended. And ask for Shehnaz as she is a terrific guide with so much generous knowledge to share. She walks through the colony like a celebrity and received and gave many hugs along the trip.
Written 24 January 2020
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Kim B
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
Great experience and great guide.
Jan. 2020
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Great experience and great guide.
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Me and my son ordered an old Delhi tour, and the guide Kumar Saurabh (nick name Sam ) show up te be an informativ, calm and trustworthy great guide. We enjoy it so much that we order the slum tour at Sanjay Colony for the next day, with the same guide. Sam had day off after the old Delhi tour and was happy to use some ekstra time with us afterwards. We use the opportunity to invite him to join us for a meal at McDonald's at the end, before we left him away in Delhi city.
The tour is easely to book and pay direct at the Reality Tours & Travel web side.

We was from other recoment to use this tours, because 80% of the proceeds go to the NGO reality gives. I rather pay a litle more and then know that there is a trustworthy organisation back.
The guide is not doing any pushing to get you into some specific shop or anything, all information is given bye

The slum tour run by Reality Tours & Travel, is a good opportunity to see hove people have it in this area and then do it with dignety and respect. This is done here.

All the best Kim Norway
Written 9 January 2020
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andrea w
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions
A new perspective
Chitti gave us a super tour of a different sliver of life in Delhi. He was well organized and flexible and open to all questions. I also really liked the organization's system of giving back to the local community.
Written 28 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Informative, engaging, eye-opening way to see Delhi
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Tasty treats in the heart of Old Delhi
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Great food!
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Visit the temples and markets
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Great Guide!
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Excellent Tour!
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