Mountains & Mystics Itinerary

Travel to India and visit Delhi, Shimla, Mandi, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, the Chamba Valley and Amritsar on this tour of India's mountains and mystics.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Mountains & Mystics.
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Days 1-2 Delhi

On a walking tour, be amazed by the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi and stop by Delhi's oldest mosque, the impressive Jama Masjid, which is capable of holding 25,000 people.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Shimla

Journey on the 'toy train' as it snakes its way up the mountain to the colonial town of Shimla, where British viceroys once gathered to escape monsoonal heat.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 5 Mandi

Sitting on the banks of the Beas River, Mandi was once on the salt trading route to Tibet. Explore the riverside temples and ghats and get a taste of imperial life staying in a palace of the former Raj.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 6-7 Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj

Travel across mountainous roads to the home of the exiled Dalai Lama. Visit to the Norbulingka Institute, which features beautiful gardens and offers a range of on-site workshops and the chance to see the creation of traditional Tibetan art.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 8-9 Amritsar

Visit the Golden Temple in the middle of a sacred lake. Travel to the Wagah border to witness the pomp and ceremony of the daily flag ceremony.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 10-11 Rishikesh

Get in touch with spiritual pursuits on a tour of the 'Yoga Capital of the World', Rishikesh.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 12-13 Delhi

Head back to the bustling capital of India for one final curry.
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