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Sanjay Colony Tour & Cooking Experience


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3.5 Hours
Availability : All days
Min Age : 2+
Max People : 4
Tour Details



3.5 hours including lunch

10.00am from Connaught Place

11.00am from Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station

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


Rs 2,000 per person

Rs 7,000 for a private tour

(up to 4 people)

Group Size

Maximum: 4 people

(For larger groups, please get in touch)

After the Sanjay Colony walking tour, we’ll connect you with our resident chef in Sanjay Colony for a memorable cooking experience. Experience a different side of Sanjay – through the delectable cuisine made in a resident’s very own kitchen. Learn about the spices used, source the ingredients directly from the local market and get hands-on with the food prep and cooking!

Fresh vegetarian dishes such as dahl chawal (lentils and rice), vegetable/paneer curries, and more can be whipped up. Moreover, dishes made will depend on the produce that is in season giving great insight into the variety of dishes that are eaten across India. Feel the communal energy of your chef and household members, who pitch in to help and provide feedback throughout the cooking process. 

At the end of your cooking experience, you’ll get to enjoy a vegetarian meal together as a family would. Get comfortable and feast the local way, sitting on the floor and eating with your hands.



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.

Rooftop Visit

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

Home Cooking Experience

Roll up your sleeves and get cooking! Your resident chef will take you through the steps of creating your lunch for the day. From the washing, cutting, seasoning and more, your fun cooking experience shall provide you with a taste of what goes into cooking a vegetarian meal in a Sanjay Colony household.

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


10.00am (Connaught Place)

11.00am (Harkesh Nagar Okhla Metro Station)

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Group Traveller

Strolling through Sajay Colony guided by friendly and funny Kavita, who lives there, changed your perception of a “slum” totally. We met selfconfident people who were busy with their work and every-day-life-duties, kids came along for a handshake and Kavita translated our questions to the had-working-women recycling clothes or the “doctor” who sells medicine in a tiny stall. The living conditions are horrendous -judging as a European – but the overall atmosphere was one of striving and mutual support. It was a horizon-widening insight to another world.
Then Kavita showed us how to cook in a superclean small room (where six people live) on a tiny stove – it was delicious and we had a fantastic time chatting with her.
We (my sister and I, 50 + 53 y) are really thankful to have had this close, openminded and joyful tour as the start of our 3 weeks in India. All the best for Kavita and her family as well a s the staff of Reality Tours! They are fantastic!

December 1, 2019

Elvis P

Group Traveller

Kavita met us at the gate to the train station and from then on we were laughing and chatting like old friends. Our group of 4 signed up for the cooking experience and we enjoyed the entire day so much. Kavita showed us around the community and explained the way the economics of the area work and it was really interesting to see how rich in family and community those living in slums can be. We met many staff from the Reality Tours Company and all were genuinely caring people. We assisted with cooking lunch at Kavita’s aunts house where we sat on the floor and ate in true traditional Indian style, with 3 fingers! (Cutlery available if your not up to it). The kitchen was spotlessly clean and was comfy and happy and was a great way to end the day. I would definitely recommend the cooking experience as we didn’t feel any other experience we had in India was as authentic as this. The staff were not selling anything, there was no attempt to sell you magnets or T-shirt’s or anything, they are just pleased to help tourists to understand how the slums function. Our guide grew up in the Sanjay community and is such a positive testament to the good that can come from it. I would love to have a few hundred million spare to go back and provide constant running water and a toilet for each house and more teachers for the school which I believe teaches girls in the mornings and boys in the afternoons. I think there was 5 teachers to 400 students but please comment and correct me Kavita if I have that wrong. If you want to see the real Delhi and better understand Indian society, do this tour and the cooking is a fun end to the day with a yummy lunch as well. Thanks for A great day Kavita and we wish you, your family and your colleagues all the health and happiness in the world:)

September 16, 2019