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“An amazing day we will never forget”

Reality Tours & Travel
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US$ 120.00*
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Agra Tour From Delhi Including Home-Cooked Lunch in a Local Home
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Owner description: Reality Tours and Travel is a responsible tour operator providing fun and authentic experiences around India. We invest 80% of our profits back into the communities we visit through our NGO Reality Gives. We are especially well known for our educational Dharavi and Sanjay Colony Slum Tours that show visitors the industrial and residential areas of Indian slums. We also offer city, village, multi-day and customized tours. Our tours educate visitors about the issues as well as opportunities in slums and hopes to encourage them to understand underprivileged communities better. We use 80% of the tour profits and 100% of merchandise profits to fund our sister-NGO Reality Gives that runs and supports a variety of programs in Dharavi and Sanjay Colony. Our goal is to provide authentic and though-provoking local experiences through our tours and to use the profits to create change in our communities. Our vision is a world where all tourism promotes cross-cultural understanding and local development. Our NGO, Reality Gives, provides young people in the local community with high quality education and experiences to help them maximize their potential. We do this by focusing on English, Computer and Life Skills classes as well as a series of activities and workshop in expressive art and sport. We run these program out of three community centres around Dharavi and are currently setting up similar projects in Sanjay Colony.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We cannot speak highly enough of Pradeep and all we saw and learnt from him today. The tour of the Sanjay Colony was conducted in a totally ethical and dignified manner. We visited schools, a doctor's clinic, walked past recycling workers and sewing machinists, saw into homes and left the day with a sense of great respect for the people of the Colony and gratitude at their willingness to allow us into their community. This willingness is due to the trusting relationship developed between the community and Reality Tours. Don't hesitate to do this tour. It is truly enriching.
The day also took us to key Delhi cultural highlights like the Presidential Palace (amazing - and you thought Washington Mall was impressive? Wait til you see this), Humayan's Tomb, Lodi Gardens, Ghandi Museum etc and Pradeep offerred great commentary with a very flexible anc caring manner. Thank you for a wonderful day.

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Stephanie H, CEO at Reality Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi,

Thanks for your kind words towards our tours and Pradeep! He's so pleased you enjoyed your day.

And a massive thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! It's critical to us growing in Delhi!

Best,

Steph

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Reviewed 18 September 2014

We went on this tour last month, was a very good, eye opening experience. The tour takes a couple of hours which was a good amount of time to learn about how life is in the slums and what is being done to improve people's quality of life. Would definitely recommend.

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Stephanie H, CEO at Reality Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi Daniel,

Really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Best,

Steph

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Reviewed 16 September 2014

The tour was a fascinating glimpse of life in a Dehli slum. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, kind, and graceful as she guided us through schools, temples and food stalls. It was a priceless experience. Pradeep, who joined us on the trip, was a phenomenal resource as well. This was one of the coolest things we did in an entire month in India.

Kevin, USA

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Stephanie H, CEO at Reality Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi Kevin,

"Incredibly cool" is what we love to hear! :)

Thanks for your review,

Steph

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Reviewed 16 September 2014

We used Reality Tours on our recent trip to New Delhi. Our tour guide, a New Delhi native, met us in our hotel lobby and custom designed a tour of the city hitting highlights we were interested in. He is clearly proud of and knowledgeable about this city. We saw mosques, tombs, temples and palaces; it was a great introduction to New Delhi and it was invaluable having a guide, Our guide, Pradeep, was full of information about religion, history, and the political landscape. He even gave us a little card with commonly used Hindi phrases!

The following day, we took a fascinating tour of Old Delhi. Pradeep knew all the best places to go, had a good rapport with the vendors (one even offered to let us go to the rooftop over his dried chili store to see a view of the old city, one of the highlights of the tour for us). He took us to a great restaurant for dinner (Karim's) and had us try some delicious street food on the way.
Michelle, USA

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Stephanie H, CEO at Reality Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi Michelle,

So glad you enjoyed your day with Pradeep! Thanks for recommending us!

Best,

Steph

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Reviewed 11 September 2014

Hi everyone,

We're from France and we went on a tour with Reality Tours & Travel in a Delhi slum last June. We really liked it. It's a very appropriate way to discover how life is in slums. The guide was really interesting.
If you want to discover a Delhi slum, feel free to contact them!

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Stephanie H, CEO at Reality Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2014

Hi,

Thank you for coming on our tour. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your day, found the tour "very appropriate," and took the time to leave us a kind review.

Best,

Steph

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