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Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk

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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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Not what I expected, pay with exact money

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Melbourne
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Radlett, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, MA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Jersey UK
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We love India.... But find the times you avert your eyes from begging children (amongst other sights) tricky at best or at worst simply haunting. Which is why we always try to research a charity to donate to in advance of our visit, which is how we ended up doing the Salaam Trust city walk. A meagre donation of 300... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We did the city walk, which others have said, isn't really a walk (tour) but a chance to walk a short way with the street kids and see the work of the foundation. (There is a longer heritage walk if you want more of a tour). The guides were both lovely boys and their stories were what made the walk... More 

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