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Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk

2nd Floor , DDA Community Centre | Gali Chandiwali, Paharganj, New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #67 of 231 Activities in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: City Walk is a guided tour through the narrow allies of Pahar Ganj, near New Delhi Railway Station. The guides are former street children who live or... more »
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I found our time in India extremely disturbing. We travel and stayed in the ultimate in luxury while it seemed that so many of the Indian citizens were suffering and it made me feel powerless This wonderful organization gave me hope that maybe slowly things can change . You must do this . It is a good amount of walking... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I wanted to show my teenage daughter an example of a volunteer programme where she could make a difference with her gap year when she finishes school. We joined the Salaam Balaak Trust City Walk to get an idea of the amazing work this NGO does, helping kids off the streets of Delhi. The walk is guided by ex-street kids... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went on the 2hour trip in our 2nd day in India, after a friend had recommended it. This is definitely a 2hour trip everybody visiting Delhi should go on. Very good guide, so interesting to hear here history, see the backside of Delhi and meet the boys in one of their homes. Very fascinating, and gives a good look... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I recently went on this walk. While we do wander through the streets and alleys of Paharganj, it was not a history lesson of the area or buildings. Rather, it was a lovely introduction to the work of Salaam Baalak Trust. We were given its history and shown one of its intake buildings as well as one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Salaam Baalak do great work creating safe places for homeless children in Delhi. Learning about their work, and the lives of the children they support, is a real eye-opener. I was slightly apprehensive that the tour would feel voyeuristic - a bunch of tourists taking photos of street kids as if they're animals in a zoo - but as other... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

fantastic what they do here, was an honour to visit children are wonderful and our guide was perfect.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

India is a mix of everything and as a tourist or resident, you should do this tour, just at least, to not leave the country as an ignorant about the street kids that you can't miss around you while walking or driving. I use to always read bad reviews before the good ones because I trust them more and Salaam... More

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Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Absolutely recommended. Don't expect to be walked through the streets of Delhi and do some sightseeing of poor children in slums that you can take pictures of. That's not what it is all about. The city walk is guided by one to three kids who used to live in the street and you will be going with them from the... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I did the Salaam Baalak City Walk with my two teenage children and it was moving. Both of my kids consider it to be one of the highlights of our trip to India. It is difficult to go to India without being confronted by the overwhelming poverty. Tour groups and travel companies actually discourage you from giving to beggars, presumably... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to India. The guides are former street children who grew up in the trust, with truly heartbreaking and inspirational stories. They now give tours where they practice their English, and many plan to go on to higher education. Their hope is inspirational. You'll see many back alleys and shops that... More

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