Northern India By Rail

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHNR

From: £501.75

For something a little more off the beaten path, take the train right to the heart of India’s colourful culture for a different look at this dynamic country’s northern region. Experiences like the India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony and Dalai Lama sights in Dharamsala get you in touch with the spiritual side of India, while the toy trains in Shimla are always a delight. Riding the rails back to Delhi gives you the chance to see many of India’s well-known highlights, and we even include a walking tour led by former at-risk youth through a G Adventures-supported initiative. You’ve never experienced India quite like this.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.

Day 2 Delhi/Amritsar (1B)

Take the morning Shatabdi Express to Amritsar and enjoy breakfast on board. In the afternoon, drive to the India-Pakistan border and witness the border ceremony performed by both nations border guards. Later in the evening visit the grounds surrounding the Golden Temple and take an orientation walk of Amritsar.

Day 3 Amritsar/Dharamshala

In the morning visit and explore the Golden Temple and learn about the community service principles of the Sikh Religion. Later, embark on a scenic drive to Dharamshala and take an orientation walk in the evening.

Day 4 Dharamshala

Enjoy free time to explore Dharamsala. Visit the Main Temple and current residence of Dalai Lama or take a tour of the Norbulingka institute dedicated to preserving the Tibetan culture. Feeling more adventurous? Choose to embark on a short hike to Bhagsunag.

Day 5 Dharamshala/Māndi

Explore the town of Mandi. Walk around Rewalsar Lake, a sacred spot for Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Renowned for its ancient stone temples with fine carvings, Mandi is also known as the "Varanasi of the Hills".

Day 6 Mandi/Shimla

Embark onto the next destination, Shimla, the capital of Himachal province. This was once the British summer capital during the Raj Era. View the colonial era architecture still prominent throughout this city.

Day 7 Shimla

Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk on The Ridge and The Mall (local hangouts) and explore this summer capital of British India. Opt to visit the Viceregal Lodge or admire the neo-Gothic or Tudorbethan architecture of the heritage buildings.

Day 8 Shimla/Delhi (1D)

Take the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Switch to the Shatabdi Express for the rest of the journey back to Delhi, with dinner included on board.

Day 9 Delhi

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
30/08/2019 07/09/2019 0 £739.00
06/09/2019 14/09/2019 12 £501.75
13/09/2019 21/09/2019 0 £669.00
27/09/2019 05/10/2019 8 £669.00
04/10/2019 12/10/2019 1 £669.00
11/10/2019 19/10/2019 8 £669.00
18/10/2019 26/10/2019 13 £669.00
25/10/2019 02/11/2019 13 £535.20
01/11/2019 09/11/2019 3 £739.00
08/11/2019 16/11/2019 10 £739.00
15/11/2019 23/11/2019 11 £591.20
29/11/2019 07/12/2019 15 £739.00
13/12/2019 21/12/2019 9 £739.00
20/12/2019 28/12/2019 15 £739.00
03/01/2020 11/01/2020 8 £599.00
17/01/2020 25/01/2020 11 £599.00
07/02/2020 15/02/2020 9 £599.00
14/02/2020 22/02/2020 10 £599.00
21/02/2020 29/02/2020 15 £599.00
28/02/2020 07/03/2020 14 £599.00
06/03/2020 14/03/2020 8 £599.00
13/03/2020 21/03/2020 8 £599.00
20/03/2020 28/03/2020 13 £599.00
27/03/2020 04/04/2020 15 £599.00
10/04/2020 18/04/2020 11 £669.00
17/04/2020 25/04/2020 15 £669.00
08/05/2020 16/05/2020 15 £669.00
22/05/2020 30/05/2020 15 £669.00
07/08/2020 15/08/2020 15 £739.00
04/09/2020 12/09/2020 15 £669.00
11/09/2020 19/09/2020 15 £669.00
25/09/2020 03/10/2020 15 £669.00
09/10/2020 17/10/2020 15 £669.00
23/10/2020 31/10/2020 15 £669.00
06/11/2020 14/11/2020 15 £739.00
27/11/2020 05/12/2020 15 £739.00
04/12/2020 12/12/2020 15 £739.00
18/12/2020 26/12/2020 15 £739.00
01/01/2021 09/01/2021 15 £599.00
22/01/2021 30/01/2021 15 £599.00
05/02/2021 13/02/2021 15 £599.00
12/02/2021 20/02/2021 15 £599.00
19/02/2021 27/02/2021 15 £599.00
26/02/2021 06/03/2021 15 £599.00
05/03/2021 13/03/2021 15 £599.00
12/03/2021 20/03/2021 15 £599.00
19/03/2021 27/03/2021 15 £599.00
16/04/2021 24/04/2021 15 £599.00
14/05/2021 22/05/2021 15 £599.00
28/05/2021 05/06/2021 15 £599.00
13/08/2021 21/08/2021 15 £599.00
03/09/2021 11/09/2021 15 £599.00
17/09/2021 25/09/2021 15 £599.00
01/10/2021 09/10/2021 15 £599.00
15/10/2021 23/10/2021 15 £599.00
12/11/2021 20/11/2021 15 £599.00
26/11/2021 04/12/2021 15 £599.00
03/12/2021 11/12/2021 15 £599.00
10/12/2021 18/12/2021 15 £599.00

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