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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$ 13.00
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Morning TourMost Popular
Morning tour departs at 9am
US$ 13.00
Afternoon Tour
Afternoon tour starts at 1pm
US$ 13.00
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.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Everyday India life on the outskirts of town.

Great tour, great guide! If you've never been to a slum this will be shocking to you. Its a self contained sustainable village. I was impressed there was electricity and some had flush toilets!

1  Thank Monica D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mind-blowing, transformative experience

We participated in the Sanjay Colony (slum) tour in New Delhi, and the least we can say is that it was truly mind-expanding and heartwarming for us, whilst being profoundly empowering for the local community. We visited many parts of this fascinating "city inside the...More

3  Thank miaaleonard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting and inspiring Sanjay Colony Tour

We are a family of six and we went on the Sanjay Colony Tour with Vijay who still lives with his family in this part of Delhi. Before booking the tour we were not completely sure if it's a good idea to visit a so...More

3  Thank Kassandra_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It might not feel right, but it is!! One of the highlights of our trip to India.

Please just go ahead and book this tour - you'll not only be educating yourself, but you'll be helping a community too. It would be fair to say that I was cautious about booking this tour: it felt a bit voyeuristic, intrusive, and just plain...More

2  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great NGO to do a tour with

I loved this tour. It was very informative with a great guide, and also knowing that the company gives back to the community makes it even more worthwhile to experience.

Thank caznally
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Response from Stephanie S | 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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