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Kolkata Slum Walking Tour provided by Let's Meetup Tours

Kolkata Slum Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take a Walking tour of this unique exploration in Kolkata. In the slum tour our guests get the venture of the people, where they are able to work and live in the small area. Take a walk along the community, visit a local nursery school, rubber factory and the friendly families from this friendly community.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • We meet at a pre-arranged meeting point. On this walking tour you will get to experience one of the slum areas of Kolkata and to see how many of the population in Kolkata really live. Our aim to show you that a slum is not only about the poverty, Unpleasantness and deficiency. On the slum tour we try to show you wide Series  of these enterprises; From rubber factories, Leather bags, recycling plastic, small shops and open air laundry. Walk through the slums to stumble upon some smiling faces to pose for a click. Going on a 'Kolkata Slum tour' is a great way to see of residents in a specific Kolkata City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We meet at a pre-arranged meeting point. On this walking tour you will get to experience one of the slum areas of Kolkata and to see how many of the population in Kolkata really live. Our aim to show you that a slum is not only about the poverty, Unpleasantness and deficiency. On the slum tour we try to show you wide Series  of these enterprises; From rubber factories, Leather bags, recycling plastic, small shops and open air laundry. Walk through the slums to stumble upon some smiling faces to pose for a click. Going on a 'Kolkata Slum tour' is a great way to see of residents in a specific Kolkata City.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59954P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour expert/guide
  • Packaged Drinking water
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Pick up & Drop off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Sunflower Garden, Tower 4, 74, Topsia Rd, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046, India We meet our Guest outside Sunflower Garden entry gate
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 5% GST
  • 48 hours prior to the tour – 50% of the full payment.
  • Less than 48 hours or no show - NO REFUND.
  • Entry charges & Gifts for Children not Included.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tour expert/guide
  • Packaged Drinking water
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Pick up & Drop off
Departure details
  • Sunflower Garden, Tower 4, 74, Topsia Rd, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046, India We meet our Guest outside Sunflower Garden entry gate
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 5% GST
  • 48 hours prior to the tour – 50% of the full payment.
  • Less than 48 hours or no show - NO REFUND.
  • Entry charges & Gifts for Children not Included.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Susi N
6 contributions
Feb 2020
Rahul was fantastic, showing us around the slums and meeting all the children and their families. I had done a slum tour in Mumbai which I had enjoyed, but the extra interaction with the children and getting a better insight in how people lived made this extra special.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamil M
4 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a tour I will not forget. It was a privilege to see what life is like for the people living in the slum and enter their lives, even for a few seconds. The highlight was to meet so many lovely, welcoming children. The school was even opened up for me and I got to spend about 40 minutes with approx. 25 children. Their knowledge of English surprised me. Such happy children who believe education is so important - they really want to learn. SO welcoming! It really opens you eyes to life and puts our own lives into perspective - what should we really be focusing on in life. It made me really think about the sustainable development goals and how the lives of these children could be so different (for the good/bad) if some of these basic goals were met.... Thank you for giving such a great insight into the real life of so many people in Kolkata. I could not believe there are nearly 4000 slums but so few government funded slums! I would recommend this tour to everyone - I only wish I could have spent more time with the children.
Written 28 February 2020
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romanlukasz
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Feb 2020
This visit was one of the highlights of our stay in Kolkata. The ability to interact with the residents and share in the work that the organization does for the community was simply priceless. It was a pleasure to meet all the children, talk to them, teach them and play with them. Participating in this tour will allow you to see the most genuine smiles on children’s faces, something so rare in some Western countries.
Written 16 February 2020
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Shubham Sharma
1 contribution
Jan 2020
What could be more facinating other than visiting to the slum as i did the tour with rahul and the main aim of this tour is to show the other side of the world which is totally heartwarming as the people in the slum are very friendly and especially the smile of the kids touched me a lot.Rahul was my tour guide and was very good and well prepared and you don't feel like a visitor here.I interacted with the kids they were sooo much happy as we distributed some chocolates and biscuits.I really recommend this heartwarming experience to everybody and i also thank Let's Meet Up Tours for this wonderful tour.
Written 21 January 2020
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Roberta
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
Jul 2019
Since reading the book by Dominique Lapierre, I have always wanted to visit the slums of Kolkata. The tour shows just the more external part of the slums, but this is enough to get the slum spirit and experience how life develops there. The organisation is really good. I am a flight attendant living in the UAE and the flight to Kolkata was a last-minute change in my schedule. Everything was planned for me in a very short time and with a kind attention to understand my needs. My tour included also a visit to Mother Theresa's orphanage. I was travelling alone, and the tour guide Rahul was with me the whole time, giving me background information about the history of the places, the culture, how to behave. I felt safe in all the steps of the way. And most importantly, I felt respect and attention to the children and the people, both in the orphanage and in the slums.
Written 7 November 2019
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Dile_co
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I did the slum tour with Rahul, the aim of the tour is to show you the happy side of the slum and he totally managed. People there are very friendly and welcoming, especially kids, Rahul is well prepared and I felt safe, you don't feel like a tourist, there is a lot of interaction with the locals. I really recommend this experience to everybody, is the best way to know a side of the life of Kolkata.
Written 1 August 2019
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Meredith M
Paris, France21 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Our group of photographers found a warm welcome on our slum tour and school visit with Rahul of Let's Meet Up Tours. The people of this community were generous in spirit and in their smiles. Their secret handshake made us feel a part of their life. Our time at the school was incredibly rewarding as some of our group were teachers and really connected with the children. It was so nice to see their smiles as they answered questions, did their work proudly, and sang American songs with us, like "doin' the hokey pokey." We also brought gifts of clothes, candy, and school supplies, which we know will be appreciated.

This was our first day in India this trip and it set the stage for what is always an amazing adventure in a country filled with generous souls.

A big thank you to Rahul and Let's Meet Up Tours for making this possible and for supporting the slum community year round in their endeavors.
Written 27 February 2019
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wllytppr
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Solo
It's my first time in India and i'm here on a research fellowship. I don't speak any Hindi and don't have friends in the area so I booked a guide for my visit to the slum and was pleased how everything was handled. Nothing was sanitized for western eyes and it's clear the people of the slum are happy to see a foreign face and exchange greetings. I am an avid drawer and I gave a pen to a probably six year old little girl and the look on hers and her friends faces was priceless. I also got many photos for my research and never felt uncomfortable documenting in any way.
Written 25 July 2018
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Shreyashi G
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Solo
I had opted for the Slum walking tour. I have to say, even though the idea is unique, what makes it all the more special is Let's meet up tours' approach to sustainable tourism. It was heartening to know that the organization has done so much for the welfare of the slum-dwellers. The highlight of the tour was the visit to the school. The smiles on the faces of the children were priceless. Indu's hospitality deserves special mention. I am really looking forward to participating in another activity with them soon.
Written 8 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review, the kids in the slum school enjoyed spending time with you. Regards, Team "Let's Meet Up Tours"
Written 9 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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