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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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Muzzafar was a wonderful guide who took us around the streets (residential and also the industrial) parts of the Dharavi slum where he grew up and lives. He is studying computer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I visited Dharavi last week with Be the Local Tours, and was underwhelmed! The settlement itself is incredible in terms of the numbers of people living and working there, their industry and their community, and I could easily have spent a lot more time taking it all in. However, my guide seemed to be wanting to get the tour over... More 

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FahimV, Owner at Be The Local Tours and Travel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review. it helps us a lot to improve our services. I am really sorry that you found the tour disappointing. We will surely look into the matter for which we require a bit of help from your side, please provide us the date of your tour, the name under which you had booked the tour,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Muzzafar was a wonderful guide who took us around the streets (residential and also the industrial) parts of the Dharavi slum where he grew up and lives. He is studying computer science and this is his part time job to help him pay for uni fees, so definitely makes me feel great about choosing this tour company. He totally challenged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I spent the day with Tauseef for my one day in Mumbai and it was the best decision I could have made. Mumbai is an intimidating city if you are left to explore on your own but Tauseef took me through all the major sites of the city while also showing the the more local side of things. We ate... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

His Highness- Fifth George of England entered India from this gate,Hence known as Gate Way of India.It is one of the famous heritage monument . It is very nice - open- windy area - facing stormy Arabean Sea around. .Boat Service ia also available for a Joy ride in the Sea at nominal Rate.. If you can spare a day,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First - the tour guide, Oves, was fantastic! I only regret not getting his contact info to stay in touch. Smart kid with great potential. Second - the location. Fantastic. So many thing going on, so many realities converging, so many stereotypes broken. Maybe I'm a a sucker, but I totally bought into the 'pitch' from this organization. I left... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 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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