Anyone who has booked flights to Delhi may be interested in a unique opportunity to see the city from the eyes of the street children.

While many people who book flights to Delhi only intend to see   the main sights, such as the India Gate and the Red Fort, there is one tour company which offers a different take on the city.

The Salaam Baalak Trust is a charity that helps street children find jobs and offers tours to visitors which are run by the children that it has helped.

Nigel Richardson, a journalist with the Daily Telegraph, recently went on one of these tours and described his guide as “a testament to the lifesaving work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust”.

Mr Richardson noted that a walk through Delhi’s streets with one of these guides will give travellers a unique insight into the hardships the street children face, as well as offering a different perspective on the city.

Costing just 200 rupees (£2.90), the tours are run Monday to Saturday from approximately 10:00 (local time) and last two hours.

The trust provides numerous shelters around the city for street children and offers them the opportunity to receive an education.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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