Be The Local Tours and Travel

Be The Local Tours and Travel

Be The Local Tours and Travel
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
About
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’!
Mumbai, India

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Pioneer27936827625
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Kashif our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A must see: an eye opener. The productivity, industry, population, multi faith harmony. Houses community from India wide: Muslim Hindu Christians- Tamil Rajasthan Gujerat etc. Environmental friendly recycling industry. The working and living conditions are challenging from a developed world perspective. Mumbai has one of the largest slums in Asia. Education, women empowerment, improvement of health & welfare will bring India to the developed world. So much good has been accomplished by government and other endeavours but so much more to do. Mumbai has the super rich and super poor. Perhaps a favourable taxation for super rich to help the super poor. Not recommended for children.
Written 5 April 2024
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Mandy M
Leicestershire, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fascinating tour of Dharavi with our guide Waris. We weren’t sure what to expect of our “Mumbai Slum tour”, which was recommended by the local rep when we landed in Mumbai. It did not disappoint but it is wrong to call it a slum. It is more of a village/community. So much activity within Dharavi - homes, businesses ( pottery, recycling, leather, sewing, embroidery, manufacturing), food etc. All within very small spaces. It was very busy and the streets narrow but well worth a visit. Dont take a camera as people not keen to be photographed. Waris, our guide, was brilliant.
Written 5 April 2024
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Michelle
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The tour of Dharavi was amazing. Our tour guide Razak helped us the understand the life of the people living there. It opened my eyes to their lives to see why they lived as a community and worked very hard to keep it that way and to earn money to give them selves a better life. Razak took us to the old part of the town, the business area and the market area. We were just going to leave and my husband decided to have his hair cut. It was no problem for Razak who took us back into the slum and waited. He has lived there all his life so very knowledgable and proud of his community. Everyone was very friendly and welcomed us.
Definitely worth a visit. Thank you Razak for an amazing tour.
Go to the leather shop and get a beautiful handbag with the Dharavi stamp - a wonderful keepsake.
Written 3 April 2024
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Jennifer M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I had an amazing experience touring Dharavi. I felt completely safe the entire time.. people were very welcoming! When I asked to take pictures- they all complied. I loved seeing the small industries that have evolved in Dharavi- recycling, pottery.. it was fascinating. Everyone visiting Mumbai should experience this educational tour.
Written 31 March 2024
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MissisKelly
Cambridge, UK147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Amazing experience with our lovely local guide. We had no idea what to expect and were expertly guided round the local community and businesses, able to ask lots of questions. So pleased we did it. Well worth it. Wear sturdy shoes!
Written 29 March 2024
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Scenic30037304933
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We loved our tour of the Dharavi slum. It was fascinating to see how businesses operated and get a window into life in this poor but industrious part of Mumbai. Our guide Razak was very sincere and personable and, as a resident of the slum, gave us a valuable insight into a world very different from our own.
Written 28 March 2024
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Madhu C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing tour of Dharavi neighborhood - Razak Shaik was a fabulous guide and shared the heart and soul of this beautiful community.
Written 27 March 2024
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Paradise562947
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our tour of Dharavi was amazing and eye opening. We went as a family with our 2 kids ages 10 and 15 and were all blown away by the variety of industries and people in Dharavi. Razak was the perfect guide - knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and warm. As someone who grew up in Dharavi he was showing us his town, his family, his neighborhood and was proud to do so. We definitely got a behind the scenes view and our kids were able to experience something very different from where they live. We highly recommend this tour. It gives a once in a lifetime perspective.
Written 20 March 2024
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middlemef
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Incredibly interesting place, a city within a city! A thriving industrial hub, Daravi attracts migrant workers rather than the other way around. Our guide Malik did a grand job of bringing the place to life.
Written 20 March 2024
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Maros L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent tour, tour guide Amaan was very knowledgeable of the area and gave me a lot of interesting insights. Highly recommended!
Written 19 March 2024
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