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Be The Local Tours and Travel

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Address: 5-154B, Municipal Bldg, Main Road | Dharavi, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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+91 99300 27370
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12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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We have lived in Aamchee (‘our’) Mumbai for long and know it like the back...

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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Incredible Tour

We did an incredible tour of Dahavi's slum with Salman who guided us with our 2 kids of 8 and 12. It removed all our prejudices and will stay in our minds forever The tour is... read more

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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did an incredible tour of Dahavi's slum with Salman who guided us with our 2 kids of 8 and 12. It removed all our prejudices and will stay in our minds forever The tour is completely safe with kids We found amazing to discover all the local industry We also loved to see the flowers market and Mumbai hindou... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experiencing Dharavi with our guide Oves and Be The Local Tours was amazing. I never imagined it would be so uplifting. He led us through the labyrinthine streets of his neighborhood, making sure we experienced its many facets. Oves is a wealth of knowledge about the people, history, and commerce there. He was happy to discuss in depth our areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dharavi Slum Tour is an eyeopening, emotional and sensory catapult into a part of the world that most, particularly casual tourist, never experience. For the unintitated in the wide ranging extremes of India, this can be overwhelming. I have been to India 6 times but this was the first time taking the tour. As overpowering as Dharavi can be,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow . This was a fantastic tour . My boyfriend and I were staying in Mumbai for about 3 days . We did the "Off the beat tour " with Arjun and "the dharavi walkie" tour with Parvesh . They were two of the most awesome dynamic smart and knowledgeable guides . They gave us insight into parts of the... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had 5 very interesting and inspiring tours wit Tauseef in Mumbai. We had the Slum tour, the Dawn tour, the Off Beat tour, the best off tour and a day at a village out off Mumbai tour. They were all very good organized and showed us all different sites off the city. We would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beat the cliché with our more than nice guide. Furkhan is proud of his origines and with this tour we understood why! Almost 3 hours to be suprised by the richness of the slum and I don't mean money! Safe, welcoming, full of know-how the district realy deserved to be visit! Thanks again to our students in art guide Furkhan... More 

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Vasai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was great at the gateway the place is a bit crowded but the view of the ocean is just amazing and totally worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My travel companion and I were guided through the Dharavi community today by a wonderful young man named Tanveer whose older brother founded the tour company. He answered all of our questions and gave lots of information about daily life and industries in Dharavi. I can highly recommend the tour. Thank you Tanveer for showing us your community.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Mumbai for a friends wedding so we had limited time to 'see the sights'. With very short notice Tauseef put together a one day itinerary for us. The driver Sohail and our first guide Ahad collected us from our hotel and drove us to Dharavi for out first tour of the day. As a local... More 

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Burnley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon around Dharavi with our guide Furkan. He answered all our (many) questions and smiled throughout. He seems to genuinely enjoy his job. The area is amazing and not at all like depicted on TV. A totally self sustaining colony with a buzzing atmosphere and friendly people. So glad we decided to do this with Be... More 

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