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“Do the street food tour! ”

Reality Tours and Travel
Ranked #1 of 34 Food & Drink in Mumbai
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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.
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The street food tour in Mumbai was so much fun and the food was delicious. A must do if you're in Mumbai, and if you get Nilesh you're in for a really good night. He told us all about India, helped us navigate trains, buses and crossing the road and had us laughing all night. Book it!

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Well organised and executed. We moved through various areas in a small group stopping for short talks at different points.
A real insight into how other people live and work without being too voyeuristic or intrusive
Nice to know that money from the tours goes into development activities within the area.
Well done Reality Tours and thanks to Rakeesh our guide.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

It was my first time visiting India and before I left for Mumbai I booked a tour of Dharavi. My husband who travels regularly to Mumbai on business said if I am going to see the real India and learn more about local culture and people, you have to see Dharavi. He had been there before and he really enjoyed the tour. My tour guide was Raj, a very pleasant and nice young fellow. The tour itself was an eye-opener, very different from those I have been on before. You can see how people manage to live in a such tiny places, basically the whole family lives in one room! Raj showed us the industrial part and residential part as well. We were just walking along the streets (if you can call them streets) and we were listening to the stories and explanations of the area. We saw how hard people are working, and you can see that they are very proud of the work they are doing. We saw many children helping their parents, some as young as 5 years old. Many, many faces, beautiful, with smiles. What I noticed is that people are living normal lives with day to day chores, they are raising their children, taking care of their older parents, and I did not noticed any violence, rudeness or aggression. Not at all! This tour was not only interesting but it was a real Life Lesson: no matter where your home is, try to be good to others, love your family and try to be happy every day! Everybody should go, see, and learn! And by paying for this tour tourists are helping the children who live there as some of the money goes back into the community.
Thank you “Reality Tours” for organizing that help back to the community, you are doing a great job! It was an amazing experience, which I will never forget!

Marina, Canada

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was worried the tour wouldn't be respectful but it very much was so. Felt safe and now have a much better understanding of life there!

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The "slum tour" in the Dharavi slum was very impressive, and a great way to learn about what kind of reality other people on this world have to face. Very interesting, totally recommend it, would do the tour a second time if back in Mumbai.

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