Trip reference number: Foothills of the Himalayas

Trip Operator: Selective Asia

Foothills of the Himalayas

From: £1979.00

Head north of Delhi on our Foothills of the Himalayas journey to discover India’s many spiritual sides: from an aarti ceremony on the River Ganges, considered holy by Hindus; to the new Buddhist heartland in Dharamshala, home to the exiled Dalai Lama; and Sikhism’s holiest shrine in Amritsar. Couple this with mountain scenery, a former British hill station, and tea plantations, and this trip offers a varied and fascinating insight.

Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Day 2 - Hidden New Delhi & Old Delhi Streetfood tours

Day 3 - Train from Delhi to Haridwar, evening aarti ceremony

Day 4 - Explore temples, sacred bathing ghat, & Ayurvedic bazaar

Day 5 - Drive to Chandigarh via ashram

Day 6 - City tour, sculpture park, train through Himalayan foothills to Shimla

Day 7 - Heritage walking tour

Day 8 - Scenic drive to Palampur

Day 9 - Palampur forest temple hike, drive to Dharamshala

Day 10 - Dalai Lama temple complex, Tibet Museum, gothic church

Day 11 - Drive to Amritsar, Golden Temple by night

Day 12 - City tour

Day 13 - Depart Amritsar

As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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