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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
Phone Number: +91 9930027370
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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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Fantastic insightful tour

Didn't know quite what expect but had read the tours were really interesting so my partner and I booked one while in Mumbai. We absolutely loved it!! It really opened our eyes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't know quite what expect but had read the tours were really interesting so my partner and I booked one while in Mumbai. We absolutely loved it!! It really opened our eyes and made us really appreciate the hard work people do in this area. Oves was our tour guide. He was very friendly and being brought up in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I used to live in Mumbai for about 4 years when i was a child and later when i was working there. We would pass by Dharavi every other day and not realise how much is happening inside. My Be the Local guided tour with Owais was amazing. He showed us the happy people and the hundreds of industries and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arjun gave me a fantastic tour around Mumbai, we visited many of the local landmarks. He was extremely knowledgeable and a friendly guide. I highly recommend booking a tour with Arjun for a great Mumbai experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had an amazing day tour. Arjun was my local guide. He not only showed me the must see landmarks of Mumbai, but he gave me an opportunity to see how people live, work, eat and travel around. We took the local train together! I think that it is the best way to get acquainted with a new place. Thank... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Oves my guide was fantastic. I can only recommend him to any visitor. Tour was very inspiring and the fact that guide is a born and brought up in Dharavi makes it much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

If you want to feel a bit a scent of local life, see the people working and just living their life in the street (like a lot of people do in Mumbai), you need a local guy to help you. Otherwise you'll simply get lost in the maze of streets and crowds of people and see nothing... "Be the Local",... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

In Mumbai on business and found early morning Sunday I had a free day. Wanting to make the most of it, I contacted Mr. Tausseff at 10AM. He was able to accommodate my last minute request for a tour and by noon I was picked up at my hotel. We then picked up my guide, Arjun Maytri. Arjun is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

It was amazing. Everyone shouuld see slum with this tour. The people in slum work hard. Thanks to our guide Torab!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Had a half day tour of Mumbai. Arjun my guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about everything Mumbai. Amazing place. All the guides are students so using this company helps them get through Uni and support their family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I had heard excellent reviews & so decided to go out of our comfort zone & do a "slum tour". The tour takes about 90 minutes & the two tour guides we had were born & raised in the slum & act as tour guides to help pay for their university fees. We found the "slum", &... More 

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