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“An essential part of a visit to India”

Reality Tours and Travel
Ranked #1 of 39 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 8 May 2014

The most thought provoking thing I have ever seen. Compassionately done with 80% of profits going to the slum. A real eye opener!

Date of experience: April 2014
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"dharavi tour"
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"street food tour"
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"eye opening"
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"public transport tour"
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"night tour"
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"slum life"
in 36 reviews
"money goes"
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"a real eye opener"
in 32 reviews
"market tour"
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"excellent tour"
in 56 reviews
"real india"
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"small group"
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"meeting point"
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"hard working people"
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"local transport"
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"walking tour"
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"answered all our questions"
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I was visiting Mumbai for 3 days and I signed up for the Slum Tour in Dharavi, the street food tour and the bicycle tour. The knowledge I gained from our tour guides was just brilliant. They had answers to all our questions and they were all accommodating to the group's requests. I would highly recommend these tours to anyone who visits Mumbai. You will not regret it. I left these tours satisfied that I learnt a lot about Mumbai that I wouldn't have otherwise done before. Highly recommended. Our tour guides were Nano, Assim and Sujay

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Brilliant, interesting, eye opening. Great guide, fantastic English. 80% profits go back to the slum. You can not NOT go on this tour.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

the tour was one of the high lights of our recent trip to India. It was fascinating to see the industry that goes on in Dharavi as well as the clean and tidy streets and alleys that make up the residential areas our tour guide Daya Sharama was an excellent guide who was very informative and made us feel comfortable in his city. Thank you so much for the tour!

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

It was such a great experience to join DAYA at the Dharavi Short Tour. He gave me a good insight knowledge and a clear understanding of how thinks work in Dharavi. Booked this Tour only few hours before the start and haven`t regret it. I can recommend this Tour to everyone as the Tour really opened my eyes. Thanks Daya

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank SimBauer
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