Guided Walk through Bengaluru's Ejipura Slums

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Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Ejipura slums is perhaps Bengaluru's largest. The challenges of poor infrastructure, unchecked development, and large scale urban migration come to focus here. Poverty and associated effects are all around.

Yet, this is also a place where the human spirit triumphs over adversity.

We will fstop at the Swabhimaan community center - where children of all ages from the neighborhood come for curricular tuitions and after school programs. You will meet the teachers and volunteers working hard to improve student performance.

We will then stop at the Swabhimaan Clinic - where doctors consult and distribute medicines for an all inclusive price of Rs. 10 (12 cents) per visit.

Finally we will stop by at the Swabhimaan grocery distribution center where free staples are served to the most in need.

A Swabhimaan volunteer will walk you through the sites. All proceeds are given back to people in the community through Swabhimaan Trust, a non-profit working in Ejipura since 2002.

What's Included

A guide who is a community leader intimately familiar with Ejipura

Drinking water is available. We encourage you to carry a bottle

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 90

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Ejipura slums, perhaps Bengaluru's largest, encompasses several neighborhoods within a few KM of the city's central business district. This guided tour is brought to you by Swabhimaan Charitable trust - a non-profit organization involved in community development in Ejipura since 2000. At the first stop, we will stop by at a local small business which employ locals in making up cycled products from trash. The unit only employs people who are disabled.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


The entire tour was very...
Inka_D, 02-11-2022
The entire tour was very interesting. The guide was a very friendly and he guided perfect through the slum and explained a lot. He asked after personal wishes. The mostly wonderful was to visit a school project and talking to the children from different classes The children were so cute and curious and we spoke in English about India and Germany. It was very heartwarming and one of the best memories of my journey. Thank you very much. I recommend this Tour everybody!
Hope in the slums of Bengaluru
Boileauman, 26-01-2020
We are so glad that we booked this trip. Conditions in the slums are very tough, but seeing the projects that are aiming to give people a fairer chance was truly uplifting. A workshop providing work for disabled people, a health clinic, a computer room and library for school children, day care for pre school children and women past working age, support to schools, collecting unused lunches from businesses to provide free meals, and more.
All safely and informatively guided by Ashif, and the project's inspiration, Venkat.
Please consider taking this excellent tour.
Good expierence
940ham, 13-01-2020
I saw a small part of a slum. Unfortunataly the trip was very short, i think its better to make this trip longer, as now, but i recommend it, because you will see, how the poor people live. Also you have a insight in a school project. For me was all intesting to see. Thanks Venkat for gave this trip.
Inspiring ng
Ssvarghese, 09-01-2020
Inspiring work being done by Swabhimaan, TFI etc in the most challenging neighbourhoods. Essential visit to get a full sense of challenges and promise of India.
True Experience. Highly recommended!
Abbygoh1234, 02-12-2019
It was a true experience to see how lives are lived in the slums everyday. It’s so heartbreaking that just a few kilometres can make a place so different from the outside world. I had Ashif & Venkat showing me around and the people here are very nice & welcoming that you feel completely safe. Though people are facing challenge in everyday live, you also see hope, humanity, determination all over this place to overcome adversity. It's not just a tour but more a learning & life changing experience for me. Can't recommend this enough.

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