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$21 USDPer person

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 while supporting 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.

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14 Visitor Reviews

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    cazbatt ●  May 6, 2017

    This is a great way to explore the city and here about the not so glamorous life in India from people who have lived on the streets. The project is great as it helps street kids have a brighter future by giving them shelter and education. It's a fab project and a real eye opener.

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    Charlenewatkinson ●  Apr 25, 2017

    We met with the guides early morning and they were friendly and funny from the start. Clearly noticeable in their bright blue tshirts! The girl that walked us around was lovely. She talked us through the walk as we went and stopped at various places along the way. I was expecting to see street children but instead we went to safe places used by the children for education purposes. We visited a boys home and saw the children looking very happy. The walk ended at the office for the charity and we paid the 300rps and left a donation; there was no pressure to do this it was our choice. We also left goods brought from the uk which were greatly received. Highly recommend this tour.

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    smcook1980 ●  Apr 23, 2017

    My friend and I booked this prior to arriving in Delhi. This tour was a great way to see Delhi and hear about the good work that the trust does. I was expecting to see children lining the streets and around the station, but this was not the case. We were told about the history of the trust and areas in which they had places where the children could go to for help. Our guide was a lovely girl who had received help too, it was lovely to see how far she had come. At the end of the tour we went to the office were we paid our donation for the walk which was 300rs. There was no pressure to give extra, but we did and we had also taken a few basic bits that we had brought from the UK, these were gratefully received. Would recommend.

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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

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