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Guided Walk through Bengaluru's Ejipura Slums provided by Bengaluru Lights

Guided Walk through Bengaluru's Ejipura Slums

Guided Walk through Bengaluru's Ejipura Slums
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About
Ejipura slums is perhaps Bengaluru's largest. The challenges of poor infrastructure, unchecked development, and large scale urban migration come to focus here. Poverty and associated effects are all around. Yet, this is also a place where the human spirit triumphs over adversity. We will stop at a small business unit run by Ganesh. Disabled and orphaned at birth in the slums, Ganesh rose to establish a unit that makes up cycled paper and plastic products from discarded materials. He only employs people who are disabled like him - giving them one of the only lifelines available. We will follow it up with a stop at Greenland School. A low income private school where teachers and volunteers are working hard to improve student performance, and bring joy. We will finish at the Swabhimaan Community Center and Clinic - refuge for people from their daily struggle. A Swabhimaan volunteer will walk you through the sites. All proceeds are given back to people in the community.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 207879P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
A guide who is a community leader intimately familiar with Ejipura • Drinking water is available. We encourage you to carry a bottle
Duration
90–120 minutes
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Transport to Ejipura can be provided from the Bengaluru MG Road Metro Station for an additional cost. Timing will be coordinated one day before the tour. Alternatively, guests can meet the host in Ejipura outside the Koramangala Passport Office
Passport Office, KHB Games Village, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047, India Guests meeting us directly at Ejipura can see us at the bus stop outside Koramangala passport office. It is the giant building with big signs a the road corner.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
A guide who is a community leader intimately familiar with Ejipura • Drinking water is available. We encourage you to carry a bottle
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Transport to Ejipura can be provided from the Bengaluru MG Road Metro Station for an additional cost. Timing will be coordinated one day before the tour. Alternatively, guests can meet the host in Ejipura outside the Koramangala Passport Office
Passport Office, KHB Games Village, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047, India Guests meeting us directly at Ejipura can see us at the bus stop outside Koramangala passport office. It is the giant building with big signs a the road corner.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Passport Office
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ejipura
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    School Ejipura
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ejipura Main Road
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Passport Office
    KHB Games Village, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047, India
    Guests meeting us directly at Ejipura can see us at the bus stop outside Koramangala passport office. It is the giant building with big signs a the road corner.
    See address & details
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Boileauman
Sheffield, UK2 contributions
Hope in the slums of Bengaluru
We are so glad that we booked this trip. Conditions in the slums are very tough, but seeing the projects that are aiming to give people a fairer chance was truly uplifting. A workshop providing work for disabled people, a health clinic, a computer room and library for school children, day care for pre school children and women past working age, support to schools, collecting unused lunches from businesses to provide free meals, and more.
All safely and informatively guided by Ashif, and the project's inspiration, Venkat.
Please consider taking this excellent tour.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ha Ma
2 contributions
Good expierence
Jan 2020
I saw a small part of a slum. Unfortunataly the trip was very short, i think its better to make this trip longer, as now, but i recommend it, because you will see, how the poor people live. Also you have a insight in a school project. For me was all intesting to see. Thanks Venkat for gave this trip.
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sonu Varghese
1 contribution
Inspiring ng
Jan 2020 • Solo
Inspiring work being done by Swabhimaan, TFI etc in the most challenging neighbourhoods. Essential visit to get a full sense of challenges and promise of India.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abby
4 contributions
True Experience. Highly recommended!
Nov 2019
It was a true experience to see how lives are lived in the slums everyday. It’s so heartbreaking that just a few kilometres can make a place so different from the outside world. I had Ashif & Venkat showing me around and the people here are very nice & welcoming that you feel completely safe. Though people are facing challenge in everyday live, you also see hope, humanity, determination all over this place to overcome adversity. It's not just a tour but more a learning & life changing experience for me. Can't recommend this enough.
Written December 2, 2019
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Shan b
Santa Monica, CA1 contribution
Interesting & Informative
Dec 2018
I was visiting my friend in Bengaluru and visited the slums with him and Venkat. It was a true to ground feels experience. This is not a wishy washy feel good trip. You will take in real life with the sights, sounds, mongrels, garbage and everything that comes with a slum.

With that you will also see real traces of hope in the elementary schools, small scale enterprise and food businesses running next to each other. I was fortunate enough to be with Ventak and Ashif got to talking to the people living and working in Ejipura. They were were very welcoming and actually took us to the kitchen or the mezzanine workshop or packaging backroom.

All in all if you're up for the experience then you will walk away with something that will stay with you and a deep appreciation for life.
Written November 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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