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Address: 2nd Floor , DDA Community Centre | Gali Chandiwali, Paharganj, New Delhi, India
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Description: Amazing insight into the life of the 2500 homeless children living around...
Amazing insight into the life of the 2500 homeless children living around New Delhi railway station.
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City Walking tour with former street kids as guide.

I had seen this organization featured on the TV show "Operation Change" so as soon as I knew I would be in Delhi we reserved a walk for myself and friends. The guides met us and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Helena, Alabama
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Helena, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had seen this organization featured on the TV show "Operation Change" so as soon as I knew I would be in Delhi we reserved a walk for myself and friends. The guides met us and immediately charmed all of us. They were both honest about their pasts and at the same time warm, friendly, and funny. We visited a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was an highlight of our trip- very sad to hear the stories of the street kids, but amazing to see the positive work the trust is doing. FYI They are asking for old digital cameras for the kids to use if anyone has any spare they can bring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The walk is advertised (online and in Rough Guide) as a Paharganj city walk. This is misleading as there isn't really much exploration of Paharganj at all. You start at New Delhi train station and walk to one of their centres in Paharganj. Along the way there are 2 stops where the guides share their story about Salaam Baalak. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have been through Delhi many times on our various trips to India and had no idea that this Trust existed. We spent an extra night in the city in order to find out about the Trust. We were met by a young girl (trainee but she did really well) She is the only female guide, the other eight being... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was my favourite thing I did while in Delhi and one of the best experiences of my 2 weeks in India. Whilst it is great to see historical buildings and eat wonderful food there is nothing like gaining an understanding and meeting the people who make up the city you are in. It is a real honour that these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My mother and i recently did the Trust walk as we wanted to really see and understand all of india including its ups and downs and found this walk to be inspiring and can not fault it. The tour guides are ex street children offering you first hand knowledge and their own heartbreaking and inspiring stories and how the organisation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were really moved by our recent tour with the SB Trust kids. These tour guides offer their own very personal stories - often heartbreaking - and open your eyes to the daunting challenges of being homeless yet still drawn to the freedom of earning money for yourself as they did at such young ages. You'll gain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

After booking our walk, they followed up with us to make sure we would have no trouble finding the meeting place. The guides are charming. The stories are told in a straightforward way, not sensationalized. It was a highlight of our two weeks in New Delhi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

These walks are run by a NGO that works with former streetkids, providing them with shelter and education. The tour guides are former streetkids themselves. We opted for a private tour as we were too late for the group tour. The NGO was very flexible, providing us with a one hour rather than two hour tour (as my mother was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Our first morning in India and the best possible start. On this walk you learn about the intricacies and contradictions of this complex nation. Don't expect a scenic stroll rather an insight into some real aspects of the city. The visit to the day centre for the kids is invigorating and humbling - an indelible memory. This organisation does fantastic... More 

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