Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: India, Delhi, New Delhi
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  • 3 hours
  • New Delhi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Gain awareness and a deeper understanding of Sanjay Colony, a small slum located in the south of Delhi. This walking tour with a qualified guide takes you to several locations including small-scale businesses, a temple, a family home, and a school. Learn about challenging work conditions and residential life on your visit to this determined community inside the slum. Your tour includes a one-way metro ticket from Connaught Place to Okhla Station. Choose a morning or afternoon departure on this tour limited to six people, ensuring an informative experience with a small group.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Connaught Place, G-22 Marina Arcade, New Delhi 110001 India

This tour will begin at Connaught Place, the heart of New Delhi.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sanjay Colony market All surplus store, A-113, Sanjay Colony II, Pocket A, Sanjay Colony, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India

This tour will visit Sanjay Colony, a small slum located in South Delhi. Although the area is mainly residential, the community is a hive of activity due to the nearby industries.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Professional and local guide
  • Cold beverage at the end of the tour

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress codes are conservative for this tour. Clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is required
  • A portion of the profits from this tour is given back to the community
  • Out of respect for the residents of Sanjay, there is absolutely no photography allowed during this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Departure Point

Wildcraft, B-16, B-Block, Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India


Return Details

Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Richard B

25 Nov, 2019

Did the Sanjay Colony tour as a group of 4. Our guide was Hema, she is very passionate about the area and has a lovely sense of humour. Get a good overview of the colony, people very friendly, the children engaging, and just something everyone should do. 80 % of profits go back to supporting the colony.

David O

21 Oct, 2019

Very interesting and enthusiastically presented by Hema(spelling?). It was sad that we could not see the school at work.

kathscats

19 May, 2018

Fantastic tour, we were taken to our guides home and treated like family and also joined the community in a celebration meal.
Such an interesting place and not at all what you would expect

Kevin J

13 Feb, 2018

This tour was well organised and led by Chitty. Yes, it rained heavily which gave another dimension to the reality of living in the Sanjay Colony.
Wear stout shoes surfaces may be uneven and there is a reasonable amount of ground to be coverd
The sights,sounds,smells are truly the reality for many.
This well organised, lively, functioning community in an economically divided society is a lesson in the harsh realities of life.
Our questions were answered we looked, walked and listened. An invigorating experience.
We are older independent travellers from the UK and visited in late Jan.2018.

Carl M

08 Jan, 2018

I was skeptical after reading some of the mixed reviews into various slum tours, but decided i would find out for myself anyway . Off i trotted with my partner and my pre conceptions in tow only to discover that i was so wrong in what i had expected to see . For people who have nothing in absolute terms i was amazed by the friendliness and sheer enthusiasm of the children as adults we met along the way . They all wanted to say hello and hi 5 us and the memory of the smiles they gave freely will stay with me forever . If going on tours like this is supposed to keep them in slums and encourage them to stay where they are then we should all be ashamed at the lack of opportunity that they face in education,housing and work . I saw nothing but a close knit community that despite everything that was stacked up against them in life looked happier and more content than i see in my own nieces and nephews back in london . If enough of the profits from tours like this are ploughed back into helping the community with education,healthcare and work opportunities then for the generations to come the outcomes can be improved . In fact after a 5 star luxury hotel stay then a tour like this should be the norm for us all . Aside from that this was our third tour in Delhi and the least exploitative. As our friendly guide Vijay from the Sanjay colony himself was with us the entire tour and it never once entered my head that I wasnt totally safe in that environment and also nobody tried to sell us anything either unusually . To finish the day we headed home on the metro with two of the other guides Stanley and Chitti who were going our way . They spent the entire journey chatting and being genuinely interested in talking about themselves,their aspirations and our lives back in the UK .
Many thanks and All the best guys
James and Carl

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