Sanjay Colony Slum Tour
Educational and Venture off the tourist trail on this unique 3-hour walking tour of the Sanjay Colony and get a first-hand glimpse of life in a Delhi slum. Learn about the struggles of some of Delhi’s poorest inhabitants, and discover the rich culture and sense of community that has emerged among residents. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, traveling by metro and spending time visiting the local homes, temples, schools and small businesses. This small-group tour has a maximum of six people (2 groups, if there is 12 people), ensuring a respectful and non-intrusive visit.
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What's included :
- Well trained local guide
- Water bottle
- All taxes
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Understanding India Tours
What's excluded :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Understanding India Tours, New Delhi 110020 India
Meet your guide at Connaught Place in the morning or afternoon, depending on which option you selected upon booking, and set out by metro for Sanjay Colony, a small slum built on 25 acres (8 hectares) of land. After a 40-minute metro ride, walk with your guide and small group to the nearby slum and commence your 2 hour walking tour.
Follow a maze of narrow streets as you’re introduced to enterprising residents and their small-scale industries. Stop by a clothes recycling-and-manufacturing business to observe how materials are painstakingly separated, and learn about the clothing factories where many families work to make the finished items. Leave your cameras at home — photos are prohibited on this tour — and give your full attention to the people and buildings that surround you.
Visit a small Hindu temple and hear about the importance of religion in the residents’ lives. Gain a further understanding of daily life in the slum on a visit to a local home, where you can engage in an informative conversation with a family.
Enjoy a stunning rooftop view of Sanjay Colony before ending your tour at a small school, where you can see evidence of the positive contribution that proceeds from the tour make in the community.
Please note: We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is for educational reasons alone and allows for a better understanding of Indian life inside Sanjay Colony. Furthermore, the majority of the proceeds from your local tour operator go back into the local community to support a variety of projects on education, health and livelihood.
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Point :Rajiv Chowk, Block B, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Okhla Phase II, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110020, India
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- No photography
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.