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Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour)
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Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour)

By Delhi by Locals
• See how people work in the clothing industry. • Experience how people live in their homes. • Explore the role of faith in people’s lives, and will visit a temple. • Understand the education system in Delhi and the slum. • Explain the day-to-day challenges of living in the slum, looking at water, electricity and hygiene. We do this tour with respectful way and do not allow photography in this tour. 50% profits go back to our non profit in the slum called Learning by Locals.
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$20.00
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Ages 3-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 90–120 minutes
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Local guide
  • Local tea
  • water bottle
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India We meet at the metro station outside gate number 2 of the metro station. Our guide will be wearing an orange shirt with company logo. This is a private tour, so we can start this tour at any time according to you.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45169P16

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private tour
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour)?
Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) price starts from $20.00. Discover and book Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) on Tripadvisor
What is the Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) cancellation policy?
Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour)?
Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) is hosted by Delhi by Locals. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Delhi by Locals on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour)?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Real Life in a Delhi Slum (Private Tour) on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45169P16

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harkesh Nagar Okhla
    Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
    We meet at the metro station outside gate number 2 of the metro station. Our guide will be wearing an orange shirt with company logo. This is a private tour, so we can start this tour at any time according to you.
    See address & details
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    s.d.m.c primary school
    Stop: 5 minutes
    This is a unique tour that offers insight into the daily lives of a Dilliwala (a person from Delhi). We believe that one of the most important things when you travel to a new place, is to understand the culture and systems of a place, and this tours helps you do exactly that. We will take you around the Sanjay Colony slum, which has a population of about 60,000 people. During the tour, you will visit a temple where you will understand what a significant role faith plays in people's lives. You will also learn about the daily challenges faced by the locals, such as access to water. On the other hand, you will also see how education, electricity and hygiene systems flourish in these tight, resource constrained areas. You will ultimately understand how significant a close-knit community can be. Our guides are locals, so you can ask them as many questions you like and hear their personal experiences. We do this tour in an entirely respectful way and hence do not allow photography during the tour. The best part is, that 50% of the profits from Delhi by Locals go towards supporting the community of the Sanjay Colony slum, through Learning by Locals, our sister non-profit organisation.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

MaxeyUSA
MaxeyUSA
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Afternoon Food Tour in Chandni Chowk
I have been visiting India, since the 1970s and this was our first food tour (with a local guide). It was such an a
acohler788
acohler788
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Good food, even better guide!
Our guide Salmon was so flexible with us and the communication was excellent from booking to tour. They proactively
wanderlustw20
wanderlustw20
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Great team
Lovely people who know their way around Delhi. They know how to manage the crowds, focus on sharing the history and
Mapulango
Mapulango
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For the best tour of Old Delhi and beyond, look no further than Delhi by Locals!
I visited Old Delhi years ago and believed I didn’t need a guide when I came to live in India with my family. Prade
stephanieo511
stephanieo511
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Excellent!
I had an excellent experience with Pradeep. He met me somewhat last minute, helped me with some logistics, then sho
Bhaswar1
Bhaswar1
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Evening walk in Nizamuddin basti
We had a great walk with Salman in Nizamuddin basti last week. Salman, who was born and has grown up in the basti,
roberthZ269LH
roberthZ269LH
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Best trip ever
Pradeep and his team of local guides and drivers made our first trip to Delhi a memorable one. He is professional,
J9688HTangiea
J9688HTangiea
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Great, safe, engaging evening
The tour guides were great and very knowledgeable. We had a large group and they accommodated us. All the food was
Zamzamjama
Zamzamjama
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Excellent tour
was beautiful touring with Delhi by locals. I felt loved, Safe, and excited about every part of the tour. Thank you
slimdave
slimdave
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Superb, probably best guide we've ever had
Wow what is there to say apart from AMAZING. This is our 2nd visit to Delhi, but this my mother came for her first
beckyrZ79UZ
beckyrZ79UZ
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Best service ever, really.
Pradeep was amazing, he kept my whole group of 12 together, managed our tickets for transportation, food, and entra
BonnieBackpacker
BonnieBackpacker
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Highly recommend booking a tour with Delhi by Locals!!
We went on a tour on our first night in Delhi with Pradeep, and as no others booked on the tour, we had a private t
TrailBlazer171127
TrailBlazer171127
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Guided by a true local
This was not my first trip to Old Delhi, but with Pradeep as our guide, I saw back alleys that I never would have f
VCanada
VCanada
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Excellent and personalized experience to introduce and welcome us to Delhi and India. Highly recommend
I highly recommend working with Pradeep and the team at Delhi by Locals (DBL) if you are travelling to Delhi (and b
PSurret
PSurret
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Fantastic tour
What a wonderful experience with Pradeep, going round several local and some very famous/popular eateries in the O
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Ian C
Nantwich, UK25 contributions
Aug 2022
Delhi by locals have been absolutely fantastic. They made all the arrangements for our visit to Kochi, Chennai and the Mumbai. Nothing was too difficult for Pradeep to arrange. Both my wife and I could not be more grateful. Although Delhi by locals are based in Delhi, hence the company name, we where not aware that they can make arrangements throughout India, and for us this meant guides, places of interest and taxis. By far the most outstanding tour was a back water cruise in Kochi, this was the highlight of our visit to India. DBL arranged a taxi and boat for a remarkable price. DBL go the extra mile to ensure everything arranged is 100%, with post messages to request feedback from the tour. Everything was indeed 100%. Whilst in Mumbai I had a stomach bug and DBL arranged for me to visit a doctor, wow, this was amazing service. I would recommend DBL, the service was outstanding and the cost for making arrangements was very reasonable. Ask for Pradeep.
Written November 1, 2022
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NyaJensen
Smoerum, Denmark116 contributions
Nov 2019
I highly recommend this tour. It is so inspiring to see the work that the NGO does, to meet the people and see their determination and dedication, to learn about how the community works and how people help each other. How something that seems chaotic to the untrained eye is actually very organized and works for the people living there. It was probably the best tour we have ever been on - and we have been on a lot of tours. Also many thanks to our guide Gaurav - we felt completely safe, well informed and well taken care of from the moment we met. And thanks to Pradeep who was always very good to answer questions on e-mail prior to booking and going on the tour. Highly recommend Delhi by locals! We have been on two private tours with them and they were both great.
Written December 3, 2019
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Gabrielle H
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Mar 2020 • Friends
Pradeep and the other tour guides were very experienced and did an amazing job keeping us engaged! We all found the tour really interesting and I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn more about life in Delhi
Written February 21, 2021
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CWFoo
Eugene, OR3 contributions
Feb 2020
Pradeep who runs Delhi by Locals, planned my entire trip to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Jodhpur. I had a wonderful experience. He engaged the best guides, who were always on time and highly knowledgeable. He also arranged a driver who was excellent. The slum tour component of the trip was the highlight. It offered a peek into the daily lives of the residents of one of the inner city slums in Delhi. I also got to meet some youths who are being helped by a non-profit organization Learning by Locals, which is affiliated with this tour company. I highly recommend this tour company for all your Delhi travel needs!
Written February 25, 2020
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Emily H
Ipswich, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020
I travelled to south India for a wedding and decided to spend a few days visiting Delhi and Agra. As a lone female traveller, I wanted to feel safe but still be able to experience the wonders of Delhi. After much research I contacted Pradeep and explained what I was looking for. Pradeep always responded promptly and suggested a tour that met all my needs, including:
The Slum tour, including a visit to Learning by Locals; Old Delhi street tour; Wildlife SOS; the Taj Mahal; Agra Fort; a Sikh temple, with bread making in the kitchen; other local places of interest and shopping tailored for my need!

I had a driver for the four days I was there, Sudhir, who was always professional, prompt and was a great driver.

I was collected from the airport by Salman, who then took me to visit the slum, as well as Learning by Locals. A young student, Priti, joined us as well. This was an emotive tour, which was humbling to see how the children thrive with very little.

Gaurav was my main guide around Delhi and he was informative, knowledgable with a great sense of humour. We travelled on autos and the metro and I always felt safe and well looked after. Pradeep joined us at times, and was also hugely knowledgable and keen to ensure that I had positive experiences, where I was able to see the differences between New Delhi and Old Delhi.

My guide in Agra was Murkesh and he was also incredibly knowledgable, well informed and also had a great sense of humour. Murkesh was able to highlight really interesting facts about the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, that we’re clearly not known by a lot of the guides.

My experience with Pradeep and his guides was 5 ⭐️ and I cannot recommend them highly enough. As a lone female traveller, I was very nervous about being in India, but I always felt safe and very well looked after.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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