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Be The Local Tours and Travel

5-154B, Municipal Bldg, Main Road | Dharavi, Mumbai, India
+91 99300 27370
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Highlight of My Trip

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour - it was eye opening and super interesting. I highly recommend... read more

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Jessica M
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Great tour by Oves

Our tour guide Oves was excellent, he was a master student from Dharavi and showed us the positive... read more

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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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5-154B, Municipal Bldg, Main Road | Dharavi, Mumbai, India
+91 99300 27370

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour - it was eye opening and super interesting. I highly recommend others doing it! It was one of the highlights of my travels in India.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide Oves was excellent, he was a master student from Dharavi and showed us the positive and industrious aspects of the slum (Dharavi has a turnover of $600MM+ a year). We strongly recommend this tour!

Thank EmanuelaJoyce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing time with Oves who was our tour guide. Oves was very details in the places where we visited. Oves took us to a local snack place to eat. The place was clean with a restroom and the food was delicious. I...More

Thank Cynthiachung94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have nearly enough time in Mumbai so we booked a four hour alternative sights tour -- and it was fantastic. Oves was a very smart young guy working towards his Masters in teaching and marketing -- he lives in Dharavi and our only...More

1  Thank M0R000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really did not want to go into any slum at first. My girlfriend booked this tour. But I was absolutely mesmerized by the place. The hard working people, the (from my perspective) horrible conditions, the small houses. But it al had such a positive...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I was very apprehensive to do a slum tour for many reasons but on reading the reviews I decided to go for it. And it was the highlight of my mumbai trip! My illusions of a slum were dispelled - it is a hardworking, collaborative...More

Thank slturner1995
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience I had with Torab this week I'm Dharavi, one of the most enlightening experiences of my life. Stereotypes of the slum shattered, positivity of the people explored, creativity and possibility celebrated. Not only will I return with other to do this...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience. Makes you see the good side of humanity. People so happy and industrious. Thanks to my guide Waris, one of the college student guides. Dont miss this tour if in Mumbai

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Good to see this amazing place, full of friendly faces and smiling kids. So much productivity going on, the residents are hard working and eager to get ahead. Thanks to my great guide Wariss, very informative !

Thank Bronwyn D
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Really thanks to the guide Fruka, with his sincere and come from the local information and attitude. I learn how to respect people who's life are totally different to my. I really recommend people to visit. we'll know what's unfair, what's the problem in this...More

Thank CarmenInTPE
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5 December 2017|
Response from fahim v | Property representative |
Dear Nebo, thanks for writing in. We can provide you transportation and guided tour but we do not offer hotel bookings Please write to us at our email address which is on our website also on Tripadvisor page so that... More
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18 December 2016|
Response from bethelocal |
Dear Supriya, Thanks for writing in. Dharavi private cozy tour is Rs 4000/- if the pick up is from city and Rs 4500/- if pick up is from suburb for up-to four people. Booking can be done via email address is on our... More