Do your bit for Delhi’s street children and needy on this 6-hour walking and community kitchen tour. Take a walking tour around the gritty Paharganj district, guided by a former street child helped by the charitable Salaam Baalak Trust. See how the homeless children live, and meet and talk to the kids at the trust’s shelter. Then, volunteer at a Sikh temple's free 'langar' community kitchen, before enjoying a meal with the devotees.
After Delhi hotel pickup, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the start point of your tour.
Meet your guide, a former street child from Delhi’s Salaam Baalak Trust, a charitable, non-governmental organization that assists street children. Then, set off on foot into the Paharganj neighbourhood, an area of back alleys, old houses, workshops, and markets favored by many street kids.
See how they live and work, before visiting the trust’s main shelter. Meet some children, hear their survival stories, and learn how the trust seeks to help them. If you wish, give a donation in monetary form or in items like stationery or food.
Next, continue to the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Sikh temple, where organizers run a langar; a community kitchen serving free vegetarian meals.
Visit the temple, and then assist with preparing food or serving in the kitchen. Learn how the langar concept was developed by the first Sikh guru, Nanak Dev ji, and aims to feed people of all faiths and castes.
Afterward, enjoy a meal and if you can, give a donation. Food and monetary donations are made by devotees who prepare and serve meals in return for the next.
Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.