MUMBAI/Dharavi-slum tours-Reality Tours

Sep 16th, 2011, 01:42 PM
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MUMBAI/Dharavi-slum tours-Reality Tours

thinking of traveling to india this february. The people I am using who are based in northern india: saying it is too danagerous. I have read about this also in Frommer's India which refer to Reality Tours that do this. Has anyone done this?
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Sep 16th, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Yup, I have.
Too dangerous? Ridiculous.
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Sep 16th, 2011, 04:00 PM
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I have done it as well. Perfectly safe.
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Sep 16th, 2011, 10:33 PM
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Actually, Jack - for you I'd highly recommend it. You'll come away impressed, not depressed.
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Sep 17th, 2011, 02:07 AM
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Done it fine for the seasoned traveler...
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Sep 17th, 2011, 06:07 PM
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Too dangerous? Sounds like you have been given some misinformation, I took my kids of a similar tour and we loved every second of it. Was an amazing experience and never felt threatened or uncomfortable, in fact we were always greeted with smiles and "photo please".
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Sep 18th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Me too, I did it.
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Sep 18th, 2011, 12:12 PM
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FYI Reality Tours has a strict no cameras policy in Dharavi.
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Jan 14th, 2012, 06:36 AM
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I did this tour on Tuesday of this week through a group called Be The Local http://www.bethelocaltoursandtravels...slum_tour.html This was founded by two students who grew up in Dharavi and still live there. The young man who hosted us spoke excellent English and was very knowledgable.

I felt very safe, though the tour exposes you to a way of living very very different than what we're used to. No photos were allowed. It was a sobering experience. You'll want to wear casual clothes and walking shoes.

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Jan 14th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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What is the purpose of such a "tour"? To so you can see people living in slums? You're paying the tour company and they are the only ones profiting.
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