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Leave any preconceptions at the door and prepare to learn how many Delhiites live.

Sanjay Colony is a small slum built on 25 acres of land located in the south of Delhi near the Bahai Lotus Temple and Iskcon temple. Spend 2 hours walking around and visiting small scale businesses, a small temple, a mosque and residential areas. Learn about working and residential life and witness how despite the challenging living conditions it remains an area charged with positive energy and strong community.

Family Lunch: Towards the end of the tour, we will walk to a nearby family home for a vegetarian meal. Not only will you get additional insight into Sanjay Colony, but you’ll provide a local family with some extra income. Be prepared to sit on the floor and to eat with your hands!

By the end of the tour you will understand how our NGO, Reality Gives, is working to support local NGOs and bring its excellent education programs to Sanjay Colony.

Have extra space in your suitcase? We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase for the projects supported by Reality Gives, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

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    Clothes Recycling & Manufacturing

    Many Sanjay Colony families work in the clothing industry. See how materials are painstakingly separated to be recycled and then observe the many factories making the finished items.

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    Hindu Temple

    Visit a small Hindu temple where you will learn about the importance of religion in the residents’ lives.

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    Residential Life

    Learn about the realities of residential life as you wander the narrow lanes with your guide.


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    Rooftop Visit

    In addition to getting an overview of the maze-like tour route, you will get a stunning view of Sanjay Colony!

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    Family Lunch

    After the tour, enjoy a vegetarian lunch in a local family's home.

Availability

Daily

3 hours including lunch

9.30am from Connaught Place

10.30am from Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

Please Note: Available spots per day is limited so advanced booking is recommended.

Price

Rs 1,500 per person at Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

Rs 1,500 per person at Connaught Place

Rs 6,000 for a private tour

(up to 6 people)

Start/End Points

Starts at Connaught Place or Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station.

Ends at Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station.

(See Directions tab for details)

Group Size

Minimum: 2 people

Maximum: 6 people

(For larger groups, please get in touch)

No Photography Policy

For the entire tour. This policy helps ensure that our tours are done respectfully and that we maintain our strong relationship with the community. Photography is allowed at lunch.

Testimonial

"The tour of the Sanjay Colony was conducted in a totally ethical and dignified manner. We…left the day with a sense of great respect for the people of the Colony and gratitude at their willingness to allow us into their community. Don't hesitate to do this tour. It is truly enriching. "

via TripAdvisor

What To Wear

Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops) and closed-toed shoes.

Meeting Point

Connaught Place or

Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

End Point

Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

Timings

9.30am (Connaught Place)

10.30am (Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station)

Connaught Place

Please meet outside Gate 1 at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. (Photo)

Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

Please meet outside of gate 2 at Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station (Photo)

Are you interested in a shared or private tour?