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Sanjay Colony Slum Tour provided by Understanding India Tours

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  • You'll start at
    Rajiv Chowk
    Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
    Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate Number 2
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    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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 25 acres (8 hectares) of land. After a 40-minute metro ride, walk with your guide and small group to the nearby slum and commence your 2 hour walking tour.   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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  • You'll end at
    Harkesh Nagar Okhla
    Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Return Details
Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
  • Well trained local guide
  • Water bottle
  • Tea
  • All taxes
  • Bottled water
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No photography
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brett wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Our guide Hema was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable of the community. Thank you! Recommended tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Grace Thomson wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution4 helpful votes
My husband and myself were planning for India trip and my brother recommended for Ravi to book the tour from him. We had a superb two week tour of Kerala - from Mumbai to Kochi to Munnar to Thekkady to Alleppey, Kumarakom, Marari Beach, Kochi and Delhi . We loved the friendly
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4 Helpful votes
Marcel Trutschel wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution8 helpful votes
Was an impressive and life changing tour. Ravi gives you the chance to understand the people in the slums of Delhi and supports them also with his company.
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Date of experience: July 2019
8 Helpful votes
Pamela Paina wrote a review May 2019
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution9 helpful votes
Walking through the slum with Ravi our guide, was a great experience. We met so many friendly and smiling people in Sanjay Colony. It was incredible to learn about the life of slum in a big city and the way they are doing the tour is well organized. Thank you Ravi for organizing
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Date of experience: May 2019
10 Helpful votes
David H wrote a review May 2019
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution10 helpful votes
I have booked a 7 day Golden Triangle Private Tour for my parents. Their experience with Understanding India Tours was exceptional as was mine last year. Ravi customized the tour according to the special needs, the program is fantastic and the service is wonderful. Jitu was
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12 Helpful votes
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  • Languages Offered: English
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