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“Fun and unique way to experience Mumbai”

Reality Tours and Travel
Ranked #1 of 33 Food & Drink in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
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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 Slum Tour that shows visitors the industrial and residential areas of one of Asia’s largest slums, located in the heart of Mumbai. We also offer city, village, multi-day and customized tours and we recently expanded to New Delhi and the Sanjay Colony Slum. 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.
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We did the night tour, short tour, street food tour, and bike tour during our stay in Mumbai. They were all excellent. It was a great and creative way to see the city. Each tour was very different and brought us to different sights in Mumbai. I love how casual and cool the tour guides were. They aren't in a hurry and really take the time to let you take it all in. I would highly recommend all 4 of these tours. It was the best way to see the city.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I had the pleasure of participating in the Dharavi two-hour tour in February 2014, and it was truly a tour like no other! The adventure started with a thorough review of the history of India, as well as the development of Dharavi. Our tour guide, Jitu, was so knowledgeable about all aspects of Dharavi, as well as the general climate and culture of India. We walked through each corridor and experienced the sights, sounds, smells, and overall atmosphere of Dharavi, while respecting the integrity of its people. Two hours literally felt like a full day (in a good way); and, by the end of the tour, my friend and I wanted more! Reality Tours is worth every cent spent (and more)! I look forward to traveling to India again to experience more! Thank you, Jitu!

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We went on the afternoon short tour and met with the guide in front of the Wheeler bookshop at Churchgate Station. After a 30 minute train ride the tour started. You learn a lot about how the slum works : who lives here and why, how is this community organised, which industries and factories are working here...
We had an excellent guide : a young men in his early twenties but very informative and humorous.
So when in Mumbai go on this tour and ask for Jitu to be your guide.
There is no photography permitted during the tour. However, they promised to mail us some
pictures. But until now they didn't.
Jos and Kriss (Belgium)

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Stephanie H, CEO at Reality Tours and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Hi Jos and Kriss! Thanks for the kind review. We're very sorry you haven't received photos yet-- we've had a little trouble with our database system. They should be coming shortly but if not, please email info@realitytoursandtravel.com and we'll send them straight away!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Very comprehensive and informative. Extremely enlightening and sobering experience. Gives a lot of context of one aspect of living in India, and includes commentary on way of life and politics. Daya was an AMAZING tour guide -- informative, humorous, easygoing. Felt very comfortable. He is also great with the locals.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

What more can be said than has already been said. Very well organised, good value for money and very very interesting.
We were in Mumbai for 5 days and organised 3 tours. We booked and paid for them over the internet before we left the UK and all went very well.
The first tour was of Dharavi and was excellent. I believe it should be a must for any tourist in Mumbai. SIDDHI was our guide and he was excellent.
Our next tour was of Mumbai was by Public Transport with NILESH and then the Night Tour with MANOJ. As we had been to Mumbai before we had seen most of what was shown but both tours were excellent with excellent guides. Well recommended for someone on their first visit.

Thank JBfromNY
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