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We have lived in Aamchee ('our') Mumbai for long and know it like the back of our hand! So we venture down small lanes to find stuff that otherwise just doesn't get discovered. You will be in for many a surprise - plenty of amazing and varied stuff, people and activities!

We, at Be The Local, work to support local full time students in pursuing higher education as well. We achieve this by simply offering them employment in our company and training them to be our 'tour guides'. This gives the students two very distinct benefits. One is that they are able to receive sustainable income to support them in education and second is that it boosts their self-esteem and self-confidence, as they meet widely travelled and experienced tourists.

We provide insight, companionship, security and our guests take away the most realistic experience as they get locals as their guide.

Familiar to most by it's name, we, Being the Locals, call Dharavi Slum as "The land of opportunity".

Opportunities galore for one who is willing to work hard and innovate and thrive!

We realized that the attraction to visit a slum has increased due to
  • Media glorification of the movie Slumdog Millionaire
  • Projects given to students of architect college for redevelopment of Dharavi and also
  • Good examples of small entrepreneurs that attract students from business schools.

  • We, therefore take this as a golden opportunity, to offer a service for tourist from all over the globe to come and visit our local neighbourhood, Dharavi & Mumbai.

    Being The Local, we can offer you a fascinating 'getaway' that gives you a ringside view of the 'madness and magic' of MUMBAI - the living city that 'never sleeps' !

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