Salaam Baalak Trust: New Delhi Walking Tour: Explore the Streets & City Life

New Delhi Walking Tour: Explore the Streets & City Life

New Delhi, India

Salaam Baalak Trust

Non-profit organization

2 hours
From$19 USDPer person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

Salaam Baalak Trust is a nonprofit organization striving to provide a sensitive and caring environment for New Delhi’s street and working children.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the marginalized children of New Delhi and support the shelter homes’ provision of healthcare and education.
  • Walk the streets of New Delhi to visit a shelter home and see a unique perspective of the city.
  • Hear your local guide’s personal story of survival and insight into street life.

Tour revenue will be invested in funding Salaam Baalak Trust's shelter homes throughout Delhi, providing children in need with care, protection, and rehabilitation.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday to Saturday

  • Start Time

    10 am

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Water

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 50

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Embark on ‘The Walk’, a guided walking tour of the New Delhi Railway Station and Paharganj area. This tour gives visitors a unique perspective of city life and raises awareness of India’s street children. ‘The Walk’ is unique in that the guides themselves were marginalized children who've experienced the street life and survived, teaching you about daily life, the plight of street children, and their own personal survival story. This two hour walking tour will take you to one of Salaam Baalak Trust’s contact points and one shelter home. Walk down narrow side streets along the pottery market and old ‘havelis’, traditional townhouses, to the Salaam Baalak head office. Learn about the organization’s efforts to provide education, healthcare, and vocational training in order to break down the barriers of opportunity. The tour wraps up around the Main Bazaar in Paharanj, close to the railway station.

Vetted & Visited By

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Monica Brinn
May 18, 2016
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Lola Mendez
December 10, 2016

6 Visitor Reviews

  • December 29, 2016

    An interesting view into part of Delhi.

  • April 16, 2016

    Great ride to Old Delhi to discover the inside with this organization that helps street children.
    They know very well that in fact more typical neighborhood in Delhi.

    Our guide Kushrim really wanted to introduce us to his neighborhood, the people who live and work there. He responded to all of our questions without restraint or modesty. A real nice exchange!

    I can only advise this walk.

  • March 15, 2016

    Our tour guide, Ajay, himself a former street kid guided us around parts of "Old Delhi" for two hours and introduced us to the Salaam Baalak Trust. This charitable organisation cares for street kids and helps them to get health care, education and a safe place to live.
    During the walk, we visited three Salaam Baalak sites and the work they do is very inspiring and they do it in a way that respects the rights of the child.
    I would recommend this walk and the Salaam Baalak Trust to anyone.

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Tour Start Address

Indian Rail Reservation Center, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi, India

How To Get There

Meet outside the Indian Rail Reservation Centre (opposite the Sri Lankan Buddhist Pilgrim's Rest House) on Chelmsford Road in Paharganj. The meeting point is a 5 minute walk from the New Delhi Train Station, towards Connaught Place.

If you are coming by metro, get off at Rajiv Chowk station and exit from Gate 1. From there, it's a 15 to 10 mins walk. You will be able to recognize the guides by their dark blue T-shirts and the Salaam Baalak Trust ID card around their neck.

More About Salaam Baalak Trust

Mission

To provide a sensitive and caring environment to marginalized children in order to dissolve those barriers of opportunity.

Main Programs

  • Shelter homes

  • Vocational training

  • Medical aid

  • Education

  • Raising awareness of street children

Awards & Recognition

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program
International Spotlight Award, 2014
HSBC
Partner
UNAIDS
Civil Society Award, 2006