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Be The Local Tours and Travel

Address: 5-154B, Municipal Bldg, Main Road | Dharavi, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Phone Number: +91 9930027370
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Owner description: We have lived in Aamchee (‘our’) Mumbai for long and know it like the back of our hand ! So we...
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Owner description: 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Where do i start? Thinking of what to write for this review actually makes me come out in goosebumps, when i finished this tour the first thing i wanted to do was write a review, but at the time i was lost for words. Over a week has passed and my emotions have settled i can now begin to write... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We did the Mumbai Must See tour with tour guide Dharam and driver Ashok. Both were extremely friendly and helpful. Dharam is very knowledgeable about Mumbai and enthusiastic about showing people his city. The booking process was very efficient (thanks Shaan) and we will definitely book another tour if we're in Mumbai again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were a group of 6 seniors who required a private tour in Mumbai for 2 days. We selected ‘Be The Local Tours and Travel’ based on Tripadvisor reviews. While we did see a lot and visited many items of interest, we did not have quite as positive an experience of other reviewers. The suggested itinerary was well designed by... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was incredibly impressed with the tour of Dharavi we did with Be the Local (through my school program). Our guide, Razak, was knowledgeable and personable, and took great care of us (I can't believe he's only 19 - what presence!). I was blown away by all of the sub-industries in Dharavi - definitely one of the most memorable parts... More 

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Mittagong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Absolutely a necessity if coming to Mumbai. The guides are so knowledgeable as the Dharvi Slum is their home. The atmosphere in the slum is not something you could experience anywhere else in the world & is an economic power house.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Oh ..... How did I ever miss doing this trip! It is life-changing stuff. To be able to be in and travel through the world's largest slum with students who lives and work there is absolutely astounding. To see what this place does and how it does it through the eyes of these students is one of my best ever... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have taken 2 Dharavi tours with Be The Local over the past two years and each time I was blown away. The tours are incredibly informative, really fun, and most importantly, thoughtful. The college level kids who act as the tour guides are lively, intelligent, and invested in the community they are speaking about. They themselves are born and... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

this is n excellent company to tour Mumbai with. Very comfortable and informative. You'll see it all!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had done three tours with Bethelocal in 2013. I had loved them all and was happy when I found they had added new tours in 2014. When we went back to Mumbai, we booked the 'Lifeline' with them and I can warmly recommend this tour. You leave the tourist places behind you and get a good impression of the... More 

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Santa Monica, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hotel concierge arranged an introductory tour of Mumbai, with driver plus the engaging Dharam and his trainee Arjun from Be The Local. I liked the pace of the tour, brief drives and brief stops at places such as a Nariman Point, the Hanging Gardens and Victoria Terminus. I really liked the ease and patter of Dharam and Arjun, who didn't... More 

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