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“Fantastic slum tour”

Reality Tours and Travel
Ranked #1 of 32 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 23 April 2014

Fantastic tour - well priced, informative and respectful to residents of the Dharavi slum. Really insightful experience and one of the most memorable trips I've ever been on. Thank you.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Thank you Sunni for showing us the life in Dharavi, the industrious people, how the different cultures live and work together. An all round amazing and insightful experience!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this turned out to be one of the best trips I've had. Got to see so much about how the place functions and the people lived. Always felt safe & well informed.

2  Thank steve h
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Our guide of the Dhobi ghats and Dharavi slum was Nilesh - he was excellent and we learnt so much. Highly recommended - don't miss it.
It was my husband's 60th birthday treat and he will never forget it - a fascinating insight into the creativity of the human race.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We found the "Dhuravi Slum" tour to be an unbelievable experience but more from an educational aspect than a tourist "trip". Very professionally run , our guide was excellent in his knowledge, English, presentation and it was satisfying to see that a proportion of the fees earned are fed into the facilities of the slum. We spent 2 hrs walking the slum which in the heat we found adequate, and followed by an excellent lunch had an afternoon tour of the sights of the city.
We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Mumbai.

2  Thank Peter W
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