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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 #54 of 188 activities in New Delhi
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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Montreal, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

One of the key factors of my decision to take this tour was that these walks are run by a charity with profits benefiting their cause directly, as opposed to many tour companies in India who simply exploit the less fortunate by offering 'slum tours' resulting in financial exploitation and dehumanisation of the individuals directly affected. That said, further to... More

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Plymouth
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I went with the understanding that this was a worthwhile project with the intentions of seeing how I could help I was met near the train station, quickly walked through some narrow streets to the place of safety for the boys from the streets and quickly introduced to the children. I was then taken to a room to purchase a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Well worth the visit! A trust for orphaned/lost/homeless children. The tour is given by the educated and well spoken former street kids and occupants of salaam baalak trust. @salaambaalak thank you for the excellent work that you are doing!!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Loved this walk. Truly an eye-opening experience. The kids are so nice and they seem genuinely happy to be there. They will tell you about their personal stories and show you around Delhi. That said, I do wish that the walk was a bit longer and a bit more informative about street life. Nonetheless, great walk, great cause and worth... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The city walk is a tour given by ex-street kids who work with the trust It will take you to places that you might not go without a guide. The story will open your eyes to some of the issues of modern india (that are not in the tourist guides) The charity is very deserving - Please support this activity.... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I loved this attraction. We were staying in the Main Bazaar area, so the walking tour aspect of this attraction was not overly interesting (although they did lead us down some narrow allies we hadn't seen before). The best part of this tour was when they brought us to their drop in centre and the boys house. I can't believe... More

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