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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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Microcosm, Not "Slum"

I visited Dharavi with Be The Local Tours back in January with a work related group, and I learned so much that I brought my husband this time and visited for the second time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited Dharavi with Be The Local Tours back in January with a work related group, and I learned so much that I brought my husband this time and visited for the second time. "Slum" is a brand that they just historically inherited, and the rest of the world developed its own perception diverting from the reality. We see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Two of us went on a Dharavi tour yesterday. Such an amazing experience, was unsure about doing a tour like this but was really glad we decided to go ahead with it. Met Oves, our tour guide at Mahim train station, we were 15 minutes late due to traffic and he was waiting for us with a smile. Oves was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First ever review on Tripadvisor but felt strongly that I should highlight Be Local Tours. Stayed at Taj Palace who recommended this tour company as a way to see the real city sights beyond the main Mumbai landmarks. Easy tour as the guide met us at the hotel and an air conditioned car took us around the various sights before... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I hired two guides from Be Local to see Mumbai while on a business trip. We spent two days seeing all the main sights, and got a great feel for the city. My guides Arjun and Muzaffar were both young students, very energetic and fun to talk to. I learned a lot from just interactiving with them, and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

after a few problems on our part with visas we were very lucky to be able to get off our ship, this tour I had booked before we left cancelled and then was able to rebook last minute and fortunately for us the company we're still able to accommodate, Salman our tour guide was there to meet us of the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Muzaffar is very bright, polite, fun, knowledgeable and talkative. Your kid is going to work for him some day! The tour accentuates the positive as Dharavi teems with enterprising people and a sense of community. Muzaffar gave a balanced view. You couldn't possibly do this yourself. You will learn a huge amount. Very worthwhile to ride a train. I did... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In March of this year (2015) my wife and I did two tours on consecutive days with Be The Local. In 2013 we did the Dharavi tour with our guide, Z, and we enjoyed it immensely. So when we returned to Mumbai this year we wanted to do something different. We emailed Fahim and told him we were open for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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