Spiritual India Overview

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Experience a fascinating spiritual tour of India's incredible culture.

Enjoy the perfect introduction to Spiritual India as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Delve into India's fascinating history of massive forts, the opulence and splendour of Rajasthan's palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, and experience a heritage homestay. Travel to India's mountainous areas and remote alpine regions full of proud people living a traditional way of life. Experience a more spiritual existence as you travel through India's highlights and discover a land rich in contrasts.

  • View Tibetan art in Dharamsala
  • Take a toy train up to the mountain town of Shimla
  • Trek through the Chamba Valley
  • Soak up the views of the Himalayas in Dalhousie
  • Sit and stare at the wonder of the Taj Mahal
  • Experience Delhi's chaotic charm
  • Stroll the pink-hued streets of Jaipur
  • Discover the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Delhi, India
  • Finish:

    New Delhi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Heritage Property (3 nts), Homestay (3 nts), Hotel (13 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Auto rickshaw, Bus, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour, Agra - Red Fort, Agra - Taj Mahal, Amritsar - Golden Temple, Amritsar - Jallianwallah Bagh, Amritsar - Wagah Border visit and flag ceremony, Delhi - Jama Masjid, Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour, Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), Dharamshala - Norbulingka Institute guided tour, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur - Amber Fort guided tour, Jaipur - Hawa Mahal, Locally-guided trek, Rural heritage stay - Village walk, Shimla - Viceregal Lodge

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    496kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip starts in Delhi on Day one at 1pm and finishes back in Delhi on Day 21 at 12 midday. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. TRIP CHANGES 2013 From the 14th January 2012 departure this tour will be running on the 2013 itinerary, starting selected Mondays instead of selected Tuesdays. Please note the departure on the 1st Jan 2013 will remain the same as the 2012 itinerary. The itinerary will be 19 days (instead of 21 in 2012) as follows: Days 1-2 Delhi Day 3-4 Jaipur Day 5 Heritage Stay Day 6 Agra Days 7-8 Delhi Days 9-10 Shimla (and the toy train) Day 11 Mandi Days 12-13 Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj Days 14-15 Amritsar Day 16 Haridwar Day 17 Rishikesh Days 18-19 Delhi The detailed itinerary and prices will be released 1st November 2012

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Day 1 Delhi

It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.

Day 2 Agra

Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.

Day 3 Karauli/Rural Heritage Stay

A small town by India's standards, Karauli retains a lovely rural feel and has some impressive palaces and heritage buildings.

Days 4-5 Jaipur

Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.

Days 6-7 Delhi

Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.

Days 8-9 Shimla

Sitting high up in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is a charming town with houses built into the mountain, lovely heritage buildings and strong cultural traditions.

Day 10 Mandi

With a mountain backdrop and picturesque landscapes, Mandi is a beguilling town with a large number of temples of spiritual importance.

Days 11-13 Dharamsala

Dharamsala, a beautiful and spiritual city set high in the verdant Kangra Valley, is home to many Tibetan exiles, with the Dalai Lama being the most famous.

Day 14 Dalhousie

A former hill station for British troops and bureaucrats, Dalhousie is a tranquil mountain escape with incredible scenery and charming colonial architecture.

Day 15 Khajjiar

Known as the 'Mini Switzerland', Khajjiar is a delightful hill station set on a mountain plateau with a tranquil lake, green meadows and dense pine forests.

Days 16-18 Chamba Valley

Beautiful Chamba, a town nestled in the Chamba Valley, has an ancient history and is a wonderful place to experience life in rural northern India

Days 19-20 Amritsar

With the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) shining like a jewel in its centre, Amritsar is a fascinating city sacred to both Sikhs and Hindus.

Day 21 Delhi

Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.
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