Seeing the "Slumdog Millionaire" Side of India
From the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort to the wildlife preserves and elephant rides, India has a whole host of attractions that draw in over six million tourists every year. Many visitors to India are struck by the poverty and inequality they see and feel bad about enjoying the sites when they are surrounded by those in need. Fortunately, the editors at TripSketch have compiled several attractions, shops and tours catering towards visitors who want to give something back. Those looking to see the side of India depicted in the film "Slumdog Millionaire" can take tours such with groups such as the Salaam Baalak Trust where young guides show the darker side of India. Tourists can also pay a visit to NGOs such as Harmony House and People Tree that give people the opportunity to sell handicrafts at fair wages. If you're just looking for a place to shop, consider stopping by Mother Earth which sells items created by village craftspeople. Regardless of how much time you have or where your interests lie, consider adding one of these spots to your India itinerary to do good and feel good at the same time.