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Address: 5-154B, Municipal Bldg, Main Road | Dharavi, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Phone Number: +91 9930027370
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Description: 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 took a 2 day tour with Tauseef Siddiqui, he gave as an inside look of Mumbai. Overwhelming and so interesting. We took the transportation tour over the city & the fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We took a 2 day tour with Tauseef Siddiqui, he gave as an inside look of Mumbai. Overwhelming and so interesting. We took the transportation tour over the city & the fantastic tour to the Dharavy slum. Warmly recommended!!!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Be the local tour of Dharavi is one of the best things we did in India. The guide spoke perfect English and was full of fascinating facts about Dharavi, he knew everyone and was so friendly towards us. Walking around Dharavi was so eye opening, all preconceptions are totally blown away. I learnt so much about their way of life... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I did two different tours this week with "be the locals", the lifeline and the Dharavi tour. Both tours were well thought through and went very smoothly. (1) The lifeline tour offered an excellent overview of different places, gave me the opportunity to experience various modes of transport and learn how to move around in Mumbai. My guide, Dharem, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a great day in Mumbai thanks to Be The Local Tours, both the driver and guide had unlimited energy and patience for our group and took us on some wonderful side journeys that were not part of the scheduled tour, including shopping for traditional Indian clothing when one of our guys's pants split (which was incredibly fun and our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A friend and I from work had a day off to visit Mumbai. We took BeTheLocal as I already did the slam tour with them that was amazing... This time we did the laundries, the fish market and other local places. And again it was simply amazing. This is the only way to see the city and not just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I recently did the tour of the Dharavi slum and it was one of the best tours we have done. Our guide, Muzaffar was excellent, professional and very informative. Having guides who are students is such a fantastic idea. We were met at our hotel by Muzaffar and then went to the train station where we caught... More 

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Kanyakumari, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was really Amazing Visit. Staying in Mumbai is not enough for 2-3 hours. And we hope soon for our next trip to mumbai with family

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The so called "slam" is a must in Mumbai and best is to go with a local. The guys from Be the local arranged a guide for me within an hour for which i am thankful since I did not called previous day to arange a tour. Very informed and funny my guide, Razz. Recommended

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Bombay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Be the local tours has insights into Dharavi that almost no others can as they are locals of Dharavi. Their enthusiasm and knowledge is fantastic and I would highly recommend that everyone visiting or living in Bombay should take their tour.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We didn't know what to expect with our booking through one of Bombay's "slum" tour guide companies, but were pleasantly surprised by the end of our afternoon trip. Our guide Razak, was a Dharavi resident, who met us at Churchgate train station, and then escorted us into one of the largest slums in the world - a place almost described... More 

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