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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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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Take a tour of India's mystical mountain regions from Delhi to Amritsar

Take a tour of India and be introduced to the Mountains and Mystics of this incredible country. This is a journey of the body and spirit as we travel through the foothills of the world's highest mountains. These mystical lands look and feel very different from the rest of India - from the food and clothes to the crisp, clean mountain air and spiritual sway of the inhabitants. Discover the complex diversity of India and be enchanted by a land balanced between physical and spiritual worlds.

  • Experience rural life at a Chamba homestay
  • Visit Dharamsala - home to the exiled Dalai Lama
  • See the Golden Temple of Amritsar
  • Walk pristine mountain trails
  • Take a toy train journey through the Himalayan foothills
  • Dive into the chaos of Old Delhi
  • Stay in a palace of the former Raj in Mandi
  • Escape the heat of the plains in Shimla

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Delhi, India
  • Finish:

    New Delhi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

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

    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), Dharamsala - Norbulingka Institute guided tour, Mandi - Walking tour, Rishikesh - Walking tour, Shimla - Viceregal Lodge, Shimla - Walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    293kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

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Days 1-2 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.

Days 3-4 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 5 Mandi

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

Days 6-7 Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj

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.

Days 8-9 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.

Days 10-11 Rishikesh

Aptly named the 'Yoga Capital of the World', Rishikesh is a great place to relax and unwind.

Days 12-13 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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