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Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony

Highlights
  • Morning or afternoon walking tour of Sanjay Colony, a slum in Delhi
  • Follow a knowledgeable guide on foot through the maze-like route and get a bird’s-eye view from a rooftop
  • See local businesses and other establishments at work
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Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony
From US$12.15
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Morning tour departs at 9am
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Afternoon tour starts at 1pm
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Overview
Venture off the tourist trail on this unique 3-hour walking tour of the Sanjay Colony and get a first-hand glimpse of life in a Delhi slum. Learn about the struggles of some of Delhi’s poorest inhabitants, and discover the rich culture and sense of community that has emerged among residents. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, traveling by metro and spending time visiting the local homes, temples, schools and small businesses. This small-group tour has a maximum of six people, ensuring a respectful and non-intrusive visit.
What to Expect
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 17 acres (6 hectares) of land. After a 40-minute metro ride, walk with your guide and small group to the nearby slum and commence your 1.5-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.
Reviews (77)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Remarkable experience

Kavita was a fabulous guide. She led us through the narrow streets of Sanjay Colony. She offered explanations of the recycled clothing enterprises, school system, medical clinic, Hindu Temple worship, and the history of the colony. We experienced a community that I would not otherwise...More

3  Thank BOBrien18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Informational, educational, and insightful

This was probably the highlight of our trip to Delhi. The tour was absolutely amazing and our guide Saurabh was fantastic. This is such a safe and responsible way to see the slums and educate yourself of the culture and history of them. The locals...More

Thank Stefanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sanjay colony tour with lunch

I found this tour fascinating. It was great to get a close up view of the people and the lifestyle of the “slum”. My guide was Naresh. He is well educated, spoke great English and happened to be born and raised in this colony. His...More

2  Thank mightycoloradee1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An excellent and responsible way to experience a fascinating part of Delhi

We really wanted to visit one of the slums during our visit to Delhi, but like many people, felt a little uneasy going by ourselves. We found this tour online, and booked it immediately. We were very happy we did! We went to the meeting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank guardpp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Impressive

We can recommend this tour to everyone! It will change your idea of a slum and you support a good project. Hema our guide was very competent and kind. Thank you for this geat experience.

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Response from ssharkson | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure which metro but if you download the Ola app it’s so easy and cheap to get around
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Drew J
27 August 2018|
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Response from Y8847JXstephanies | Reviewed this property |
We had no issues at all travelling by tuk tuk, taxi, uber, and metro in New Delhi. if you are apprehensive about taking a tuk tuk, you could use uber or have your hotel assist you. The tour was a lot of fun!
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