Small-Group Delhi Slum Tour: Sanjay Colony

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Destination: India, Delhi, New Delhi

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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • New Delhi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.

If you choose to meet at Rajiv Chowk (Connaught Place), your tour includes a one-way metro ticket to Sanjay Colony (Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station).

Choose a morning or afternoon departure. This tour is limited to six people, ensuring an informative, intimate experience.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sanjay Colony market All surplus store, A-113, Sanjay Colony II, Pocket A, Sanjay Colony, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Estate, 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 many industries here

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • Local Guide
  • Water / Cold Drink

  • Hotel/Residence pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is required
  • A significant portion of the proceeds from your local tour operator goes back into the local community to support a variety of educational projects
  • Out of respect for its residents, no photography is permitted while in Sanjay Colony
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

1: Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
2: Metro Station Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Sanjay Colony, Harkesh Nagar, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020

Return Details

Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station, Maharaja Anangpal Tanwar Marg, Harkesh Nagar, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India

Voucher info

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


1 hour 45 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


15 Sep, 2022

This was the favorite of the four tours I did in Delhi. Our guide, Victor, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Getting to know how the way of life in the Sanjay Colony from a local was extremely interesting, and the profits go to benefit the community!


23 Dec, 2019

Nice guide , interesting and good that money goes to people of the area . Flexible guide also . You should do this tour


02 Feb, 2020

The thought of a tour through a slum in Delhi was very exciting to me particularly after reading the book Shantaram. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it was a truly interesting insight into the colony and doubly valuable for the youth attempting to make a better life for themselves. We used Reality Gives to book our tour which was led by a young woman Hema who Grew up in a nearby slum. Hema was a most knowledgeable and inspiring guide who obviously loved her work. We travelled by metro with Hema to Sanjay colony and then headed to an area there where locals sorted material off cuts to on sell or use as stuffing and then to a printing business. We visited a local home, a doctors surgery, a temple and school, meandering through the rabbit warren of streets. The final stop is the Reality Gives headquarters in Delhi where Hema explained the positive impact of the organization through teaching local youth. You can also buy great gifts at the end which further assists in funding the organization. A must do tour, not only for a fascinating experience, but a great contribution to the local community. It was very affordable at about $23.00 Australian dollars. And yes, it’s safe. 🙏🏻


18 Dec, 2019

This was a truly humbling and eye opening experience. Saurav, our guide showed us through the slum and the conditions that people live in. He was very knowledgable and had unique insights into living in Sanjay Colony. He helped us navigate through Delhi Metro and was very helpful and put us at ease on our first day in New Delhi. Will highly recommend this tour.


23 Dec, 2019

Naresh did a great job teaching us about the history and people of Sanjay Colony. My teenage children learned a lot.

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