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Reality Tours and Travel

2,333 reviews
Mumbai, India
About Reality Tours and Travel
Reality Tours and Travel is a responsible tour operator providing fun and authentic experiences around India. We invest 80% of our profits back into the communities we visit through our NGO Reality Gives. We are especially well known for our educational Dharavi Slum Tour that shows visitors the industrial and residential areas of one of Asia’s largest slums, located in the heart of Mumbai. We also offer city, village, multi-day and customized tours and we recently expanded to New Delhi and the Sanjay Colony Slum. Our tours educate visitors about the issues as well as opportunities in slums and hopes to encourage them to understand underprivileged communities better. We use 80% of the tour profits and 100% of merchandise profits to fund our sister-NGO Reality Gives that runs and supports a variety of programs in Dharavi and Sanjay Colony. Our goal is to provide authentic and though-provoking local experiences through our tours and to use the profits to create change in our communities. Our vision is a world where all tourism promotes cross-cultural understanding and local development. Our NGO, Reality Gives, provides young people in the local community with high quality education and experiences to help them maximize their potential. We do this by focusing on English, Computer and Life Skills classes as well as a series of activities and workshop in expressive art and sport. We run these program out of three community centres around Dharavi.
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This Dharavi slum tour provides a window into Mumbai's working neighborhood, and the area is best explored with a guide to gain a well-rounded view without getting lost. On this tour, you'll explore the alleyways of makeshift homes and workshops, and meet the locals, learning how they live. Most proceeds go back into the community, and you'll explore in a small group limited to six. Upgrade for round-trip transport for convenience.
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$11.25 per adult
37 reviews
Mumbai—formerly known as Bombay—is India’s most vibrant and populous city, cherished around the world for its delicious street-food specialties. But it can be hard to know where to go if you haven’t spent much time there. During this off-the-beaten-track culinary tour of South Mumbai, you’ll get a taste of iconic, sweet and savory snacks while discovering the city’s less-visited sights. A small group size means plenty of personal attention.
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$25.00 per adult
10 reviews
Explore vibrant markets, temples, and colorful neighborhoods on a 3-hour walking tour through Colaba and South Mumbai, and join a small group of fellow travelers for a Mumbai-style brunch. With a local guide to lead the way, you’ll see some of the city’s lesser-known places, learning about local culture and history as you walk. This 3-hour Colaba and South Mumbai walking tour includes all entrance fees and brunch, and it’s limited to six people for a more personal experience.
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$13.75 per adult
21 reviews
Escape the tourist crowds and enjoy an authentic local experience in Mumbai (Bombay) on this 2.5-hour. Travel by train, bus and taxi as you hop between city neighborhoods and enjoy people watching at the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, famously seen in the film’ Slumdog Millionaire’. Get a glimpse of traditional life in Dhobi Ghat, admire the colorful blooms at the Dadar flower market and browse the stalls at the Chor Bazaar or Nul Bazaar. This small-group tour has a maximum of seven people for a personalised experience.
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$20.85 per adult
Dharavi Tour and Street Art Walk
4 reviews
Our three community centres that are funded through the profits from the tours are also located in the residential area. We will visit one of them and you will learn about the programs that our NGO, Reality Gives, offers the community.
Our 3 hour introduction to Dharavi aims to give visitors a much more nuanced understanding of life and work in Mumbai slums. You can also add a lunch with a local family after the morning tour. Not only will you get additional insight into Dharavi, but you’ll provide a local family with some extra income!
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$17.50 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's worth a visit. Our guide was so nice, could talk to her like to a friend. You will drop your view as people who live in a slum like from a different world.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Jonas F
Reviewed 4 days ago

its so disgusting to have such tours. can you please stop getting out of anything possible. so disturbing.

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank ShubhaB29
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best value tour we've done in the 4 weeks we've had in India. Excellent tour:informative, interesting, eye opening, fun and safe. Changed our understanding of slum life. Simran, our guide was friendly, helpful, open, a great communicator and a lovely. We were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good tour company to book your Dharavi tour. Our guide Janna was very well versed with the area and gave really good info about the place. I'll definitely recommend to book from them.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank pshamika26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite sure what we expected from our visit, but it wasn’t what we expected. Amazing seeing people making the most of their space, the enterprise. I can thoroughly recommend a visit for any age group.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank corinnew922
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just finished a tour with Reality Tours and loved it. My guide Janna was careful and considerate of anything that would make me nervous or uncomfortable. He was careful with security and safety, pointing out hazards I hadn't seen or noticed--I'm very tall, so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank earthtrekers123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent tour with Raj. Informative and very inspiring. Reality give 80% of your tour fee back to the community and many of the guides have links or indeed have lived there. Just use Reality.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the Village tour back in Nov 2018. It was truly fantastic and gave an excellent view into rural life in India. My tour guide, Rajesh, was helpful, kind, and knowledgeable and provided an excellent insight into Indian society. Thank you!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashps87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 hours tour with 'Diva' who gave us an excellent tour through Dharavi. Got so many different impressions, that I am still digesting. Thanks to Reality Tours and 'Diva' for that initiative!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by LP I have choosen this great company for a Dehli Street Art tour. Not a regular tour but very good prepared and very nice organization (transport, guide, information, add. spots). My fifth tour in India with them, always a pleasure.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank olafw_13
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