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Sanjay Colony Slum Tour

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1.75 Hours
Availability : All days
Delhi
Min Age : 2+
Max People : 6
Tour Details

Availability

Daily

1 hour and 45 minute walking tour

9am or 1pm or 3pm from Connaught Place

10am or 2pm or 4pm from Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

Price

Rs 1000 per person

Rs 5,000 for a private tour

(up to 6 people)

 

Group Size

Minimum: 2 people

Maximum: 6 people

(For larger groups, please contact us

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 a couple of 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. 

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

Itinerary

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.

Hindu Temple

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

Residential Life

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

Education

Learn about education in Sanjay Colony, what local NGO’s are doing to fill the gap and what Reality Gives is doing to support the local education ecosystem.

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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Meeting Point

Connaught Place or

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)

End Point

Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

Timings

9am / 1pm (Connaught Place) or 10am / 2pm

(Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station) – 11:45am / 3.45pm

 

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TanjaKnapp, TripAdvisor

Family Traveller

The first day of our India adventure we put ourselves into the knowledgeable hands of Reality India to experience the Sanjay Colony, a small slum in the south of Delhi. Signing up online was easy, directions to the meeting point straight forward. Our guide Chittaranjan met us on time and in a friendly, outgoing and professional manner. A 20-minutes metro ride took us to Sanjay.

We were introduced to the doctor who provides free service out of his miniature 3 square meters office. We shook many tiny hands of tiny children welcoming us with their brightest smiles (not begging). We learned about residential life (yes Amazon prime delivers the next day) and about small scale cloth recycling businesses. We passed cows, dogs, no cats, no chickens and enjoyed the view from a rooftop. We were invited to warm our hands on a small fire and witnessed how despite the challenging living conditions, the slum remains an area charged with positive energy and strong community.

80% of the profits of Reality Tours & Travels are used to support local development projects. So not only did we have an authentic travel experience but we also learned about our guides Chittaranjan dream to become an artist and supported empowerment through education. We were never asked to buy anything and followed the website’s suggestion to donate pens for the school project.

We didn’t experience any bad smells. Good, closed walking shoes are recommended. Out of respect for the residence Reality Tour asks not to take pictures but offers some on their website.

February 28, 2019

MarcyG1111, TripAdvisor

Group Traveller

I was very hesitant to take to take this type of tour but this allows you to see how much of a community these residents are and how hardworking they are. We were able to see the school and how much benefit a little support can be for the children there. Everyone within the slum was happy to see us and the small children all wanted to shake our hands and say hello. I always felt safe and was much more informed about life here after going on the tour. In fact, you might want to consider it a must to her to open your eyes.

January 16, 2019

Amy H, TripAdvisor

Solo Traveller

This was a really interesting insightful visit to Sanjay Colony. We were a small group of four, which was perfect as the alleys are pretty narrow. The tour is very respectful to the people who live there, and they are really friendly and welcoming to foreigners, especially the children. We had a rooftop view of the slum, as well as a visit to the doctor’s clinic, and the local school. We also visited the Reality Gives office, and it was great to hear about the work they do and where the money goes. All of the guides were really friendly and answered our questions, and they all speak excellent English. I would definitely recommend this tour, as it gives a glimpse of life in Delhi away from the typical tourist attractions. Note that you cannot take photographs to protect the privacy of the residents.

March 4, 2018