Delhi Walks is a passionate endeavour to make the bygone eras come alive through various remnants of the past scattered across the city. Our walks are tailored to suit your interests for a perfect introduction to the eternal City of Cities. Our experienced and knowledgeable Walk Leaders® are driven to showcase the heart of Delhi. Experience the unique itineraries which assure fascinating and fun-filled memories. So, don’t miss the chance to get a taste of the Delhi Walks experience.
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, travelling 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 are 12 people), ensuring a respectful and non-intrusive visit.
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 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.
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
Varies according to sunset
Approx by walk
Private custom tours
Sanjay nagar walking tour, Slum tours