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Address: 5-154B, Municipal Bldg, Main Road | Dharavi, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Phone Number: +91 9930027370
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We have lived in Aamchee (‘our’) Mumbai for long and know it like the back...

We have lived in Aamchee (‘our’) Mumbai for long and know it like the back of our hand ! So we venture down small lanes to find stuff that otherwise just doesn’t get discovered. You will be in for many a surprise – plenty of amazing and varied stuff, people and activities!We, at Be The Local, work to support local full time students in pursuing higher education as well. We achieve this by simply offering them employment in our company and training them to be our ‘tour guides’. This gives the students two very distinct benefits. One is that they are able to receive sustainable income to support themselves in education and second is that it boosts their self-esteem and self-confidence, as they meet widely travelled and experienced tourists. Being The Local, we can offer you a fascinating ‘getaway’ that gives you a ringside view of the ‘madness and magic’ of MUMBAI – the living city that ‘never sleeps’!

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We went on two tours with be the local. The first was the slum tour in Dharavi, with Ankit. This was absolutely incredible and one of our highlights in Mumbai! We chose to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pooja P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on two tours with be the local. The first was the slum tour in Dharavi, with Ankit. This was absolutely incredible and one of our highlights in Mumbai! We chose to take the public transport option, which we highly recommend, as you get a flavour for the taxis and train systems in Mumbai! Ankit is a young local... More 

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Thank Pooja P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the Dharavi Slum tour and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide Salman collected us at Churchgate station (and patiently taught us how to buy our own train tickets for future tours). He happily pointed out sights on the train (before the tour had really begun). He was clued up, friendly and approachable. The tour was really good and showed... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ahad was a great guide...informative and friendly. Experience was incredibly eye opening. Very interesting and ahad was a wealth of knowledge

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Thank Scotdeb
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour in January 2016 with Ahad in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai. He was an excellent tour guide. He showed us the many industries that operate in the slum, the local schools, playground and living areas. He was very knowledgeable and pleasure to deal with. We left feeling inspired and definitely recommend it to everyone. We also... More 

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Thank Natasha V
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time seeing Mumbai with Arjun our guide. We got to see part of the real working life of Mumbai at the fishing docks and laundry. Arjun was friendly and informative, a pleasure to be with. As a student this is a good way for him to finance his studies.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's eye-opening to see how half the population in Mumbai lives. And it's not what you think. You'll discover an intricacy of businesses and homes in a tight-knit community. All the guides are from the slum so you get a true account of life there. Plus they all have a great sense of humour. Can't recommend this tour highly enough.

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Thank PCDes
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying at The Taj Mahal Palace last month and unfortunately we were unable to book the tour guide who had been recommended to us due to peak travel season demand. However the hotel concierge suggested we try Be The Local Tours, a travel guide company which employs university students. Our guide was Arjun Maitri, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 2 hours walking around Dharavi with our excellent tour guide Amur. The guides are all student and have lived or live in Dharavi, so they know everyone and everything. It was quite an eye opening experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

On our last day in Mumbai, we wanted to do a half day tour of South Mumbai, and Be The Local responded to our last minute inquiry and arranged a private tour for us within a matter of hours. Our guide, SALMAN was prompt, spoke perfect English, and was very laid back in a good way. Between the things we... More 

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Starnberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stayed one and a half day in Mumbai. First afternoon we made the "life line" tour to see the touristic high lights and travelling with local transport between the spots: train / tuctuc / bus / taxi. Our guide Arjun was really very nice and showed us his city. Like a friend travelling with us through the crowds of... More 

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