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Sanjay Colony Slum Tour provided by Understanding India Tours

Sanjay Colony Slum Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Well trained local guide
  • Water bottle
  • Tea
  • All taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Understanding India Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate Number 2
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No photography
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Well trained local guide
  • Water bottle
  • Tea
  • All taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Understanding India Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate Number 2
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No photography
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rajiv Chowk
    Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
    Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate Number 2
    See address & details
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    Understanding India Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Meet your guide at Connaught Place in the morning or afternoon, depending on which option you selected upon booking, and set out by metro for Sanjay Colony, a small slum built on 25 acres (8 hectares) of land. After a 40-minute metro ride, walk with your guide and small group to the nearby slum and commence your 2 hour walking tour.   Follow a maze of narrow streets as you’re introduced to enterprising residents and their small-scale industries. Stop by a clothes recycling-and-manufacturing business to observe how materials are painstakingly separated, and learn about the clothing factories where many families work to make the finished items. Leave your cameras at home — photos are prohibited on this tour — and give your full attention to the people and buildings that surround you.  Visit a small Hindu temple and hear about the importance of religion in the residents’ lives. Gain a further understanding of daily life in the slum on a visit to a local home, where you can engage in an informative conversation with a family.  Enjoy a stunning rooftop view of Sanjay Colony before ending your tour at a small school, where you can see evidence of the positive contribution that proceeds from the tour make in the community.  Please note: We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Indian life inside Sanjay Colony. Furthermore, the majority of the proceeds from your local tour operator go back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health and livelihood.
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  • You'll end at
    Harkesh Nagar Okhla
    Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
    See address & details
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Kamaren
3 contributions
Family
After being recommended the tour by friends, my daughter and I were keen to do something similar ourselves and we did golden triangle along with tiger safaris at Ranthambore national park. Great initial communication outlining our plans before heading to Delhi. Warmly greeted by our driver & tour escort Abhishek who was with us for all 7 days, meeting at the airport was absolutely brilliant - a lovely man, as well our driver was great and both made us feel very safe. Our all local guides were always punctual and willing to have a chat throughout the different journey. All guides spoke very good English, would happily answer any questions we had and took photos whenever we asked. We requested 3 star accommodation and were impressed with all that we stayed in, great selection of hotel by owner Ravi. Highly recommend this company as a great way to see a great country - thank you to Ravi who organised everything for us.
Written April 21, 2022
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Paulshaunpaul
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Family
Thank you very much to Ravi, our wonderful guide for a walking tour of Slum and Old Delhi.

We are a family of 5, two adults and our teenage boys, aged 13 and 15, 19. We all found the walking tour really interesting - it definitely took us to parts of Old Delhi we wouldn’t have found on our own. Ravi gave us just the right amount of information at the right pace and we found him really engaging and attentive. Slum tour was incredibly amazing and informative, children and people were welcoming and the one of the best parts of the tour was the delicious chai.

I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to find out more about Slum and Old Delhi in action. Thank you to Ravi for a fantastic day.
Written December 27, 2018
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Dear Shaun, Thank you for such a lovely and beautiful review of the experience you enjoyed with us in India. We want the people travelling to India to have an off the beat experience and your review and recommendations gives a great boost to our passion. The Sanjay Colony Slum Community walk was incredibly amazing especially with your son Peter. Thank you again for enjoying the experience and for recommending it too! - Team (Understanding India Tours)
Written February 13, 2019
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2890Mike
New Delhi, India56 contributions
Family
Being an expatriate based in India I am often recommending various tours to people visiting Delhi and on this occasion I recommended the Old Delhi tour. The owner / founder Ravi guided us through the streets of Old Delhi and shared his knowledge of the various landmarks that we visited. His knowledge of the area is outstanding, he provides a truly ‘local experience’ and authentically and passionately explains everything in considerable detail. The tour is suitable for all ages, is safe and presents a great opportunity to be guided by local experts. It is worth noting that Ravi was raised at Sanjay Colony, which is considered to be a slum, and he has worked to the point where he has established this already thriving company. With 50% of earnings being returned to the community, I will be supporting Ravi and his team in the future. Pretty much the best way to see Old Delhi, and other places, as mentioned on the company’s website.
Written February 3, 2019
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Dear Murray, Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. It was great to meet you and your friend John, his family and show them some beautiful parts of Old Delhi especially the markets, sikh temple and narrow lanes. You have been great supportive person since the last couple of years for us and our community, keep supporting us like this. Me and our all team members and guides always awaiting for you and your family, friends to show you our incredible city Delhi and other cities to make their time memorable in India! Thank you again for enjoying the experience and for recommending about us, looking forward to see you soon in our another excited tour!!! - Team (Understanding India Tours)
Written February 13, 2019
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Pamela Paina
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Couples
Walking through the slum with Ravi our guide, was a great experience. We met so many friendly and smiling people in Sanjay Colony. It was incredible to learn about the life of slum in a big city and the way they are doing the tour is well organized. Thank you Ravi for organizing and changing our perception.
Written May 31, 2019
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Lesedi
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa1 contribution
Friends
Myself and six friends had a food tour of Old Delhi What a great experience we had, Ravi our guide gave history of foods. We had another day with at slum in south Delhi, the people their was very friendly and good to learn about the community. It's great company give back to the community.
Highly recommended for anyone visiting Delhi.
Written May 8, 2019
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Marcel Trutschel
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Friends
Was an impressive and life changing tour. Ravi gives you the chance to understand the people in the slums of Delhi and supports them also with his company.
Written July 4, 2019
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David H
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
I have booked a 7 day Golden Triangle Private Tour for my parents. Their experience with Understanding India Tours was exceptional as was mine last year. Ravi customized the tour according to the special needs, the program is fantastic and the service is wonderful. Jitu was amazing guide for all around the trip as well as the local guides at each cities. I can only recommend Understanding India to have an unforgettable experience in India.
Written May 24, 2019
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wilsonGR89
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
We booked the Slum Tour guided by Kavita. Due to the fact that she was born in this area, her knowledge of the life there was just impressing. She showed us around gave us every information we were intressted on. Most important for me, was that the tour is for a good purpose. 80% of the ticket is for the Non Profit Organisation who helps building schools and so on.
Thank you Kavita and Co! We will defenitly recommand this tour!
Ps. Bring some extra chocolate with for the kids! You will make with this small gesture a great joy
Written February 1, 2019
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Dear Wilson, Greetings from Understanding India Tours !!! Thank you so much for writing the review and the positive comments but it seems by mistake you post someone review here as so far we don't have any guide call Kavita. Yes, we support in Sanjay Colony Community with sharing our 50% profits in an NGO. Kind regards, Team Understanding India Tours
Written February 1, 2019
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Paulien
2 contributions
Friends
It was a privilege to go together with Ravi to the Colony Slum. We saw the historical places in Delhi and it was good to combine it with this tour. Totally something else: real life. Ravi explained everything and gave us answers to all (many!) questions we asked.
Written January 23, 2019
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Hi Paulien, Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. It was great to do the tour again with you and your friend with our new company UIT. Thank you for supporting our work. Thank you again for enjoying the experience and for recommending it too! Hope to see you back in India for another great experience in the country. - Team (Understanding India Tours)
Written February 13, 2019
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Brett
3 contributions
Couples
Our guide Hema was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable of the community. Thank you! Recommended tour.
Written February 2, 2020
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Heart of Old Delhi
Ravi led us through a remarkable array of bustling, chaotic, amazing, and delicious experiences in Old Delhi. Wow.
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Informative and delicous!
My husband and I signed up for a group tour and ended up being the only 2 on our tour. Ravi was our guide, and was
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Thankyou Ravi
Great 4 hour food tour with guide ravi. This man took us all over parts of new and old Delhi by rickshaw. Food was
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Best trip ever
Our trip with Ravi through Delhi, Agra & Jaipur has been amazing. He has arranged all type of activities and guide
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Must do Delhi with this company!
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The Best Way to Taste Delhi!
We went on the 4 hour food tour with our friends and enjoyed every minute of it. The food was amazingly flavoursome
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Well Organised and Excellent Tour Escort
We've just returned from an 14 night tour of Rajasthan that was put together with the help of Ravi. We had been to
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Delicious food, great guides
Brilliant tour of Old Delhi. The food was amazing and mainly vegetarian - although a chicken dish is also served. P
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Delicious food tour in Old Delhi
I'm pretty picky about tours especially food tours but I really enjoyed this one. Old Delhi came be overwhelming to
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Great Experience
We had a really great time with Ravi, the founder of the company. He showed us some nice places and has a big knowl
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Best way to see old delhi with Understanding India Tours.
My friends and I had a smooth trip of Old Delhi with Abhishek and wonderful assistance by owner of company (Ravi).
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Our Amazing guide RAVI and Amazing food tour with UNDERSTANDING INDIA TOUR.
We only had one day in Delhi and I chose to spend it with Understanding India and Ravi. I think we got to see more
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Fun and Immersive Tour
This tour was such a wonderful way to experience a unique part of Delhi while having some delicious food at the sam
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Real Delhi Experience
We were welcomed at the metro station by Ravi, founder of Understanding India Tours. He introduced us to the Amar,
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