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- Activity Holidays – all action adventure
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- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
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Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Mountains & Mystics
Transport - Train, Bus, Van, Jeep, Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Steam train, Metro
Accommodation - Hotel (10 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
Meals - 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Welcome to India. Hotel - 1 night
India's capital is an exciting, busy, and often chaotic city but it's also one of the most interesting in the world with historical sites from different eras, museums and galleries, shops and endless bazaars! There are plenty of things to see and do in free time. Visit the World Heritage-listed Mughal masterpiece of Humayun's Tomb. This was the first garden tomb in India, built way back in 1570. Wonder at the tall brick minaret ofQutub Minar, which was started back in the 1100s. Explore the mighty Red Fort of Delhi. Part palace and part fort, it plays an integral part in the history of the city with former residents ranging from royal families to British soldiers.
Visit the World Heritage-listed Mughal masterpiece of Humayun's Tomb. This was the first garden tomb in India, builtway back in 1570. See the tall brick minaret of Qutub Minar, which was started back in the 1100s. Explore the mighty Red Fort of Delhi. Part palace and part fort, it plays an integral part in the history of the city withformer residents ranging from royal families to British soldiers. Hotel - 1 night
Leave Delhi by train and head out across the state of Punjab to Kalka (approx 4.5 hrs). From Kalka, board the World Heritage-listed 'toy train'. Prepare for a scenic journey as you travel along a railway line which snakes through many tunnels on its spectacular climb to Shimla (approx 6 hrs). It's a long travelling day but Shimla's faded colonial charm will win you over in no time. Once the summer capital of India, Shimla is where the British viceroys and their government would retreat during the monsoon months to escape the stifling heat of the plains. Set amongst spectacular rolling hills and spread acrossa number of peaks, Shimla offers an array of nature walks, ranging from gentle to challenging.
Head out and explore Mall Road - Shimla's most popular shopping stretch. A viewpoint also offers fantastic views of the Himalayas. Visit the Viceregal Lodge, originally the residence of British Viceroy Lord Dufferin, to see where the partition agreement that separated India from Pakistan and Bangladesh was drawn up.Discover the extravagance of a Bollywood blockbuster, with all the Hollywood-style elements of action, romance, drama and music (sometimes all rolled into one). Hotel - 2 nights
Travel by jeep to the small town of Mandi (approx 6 hrs). Situated on the Beas River at a height of 760 metres, Mandi has a rich cultural heritage of both historical andtheological significance. It was once part of the salt route to Tibet, today it's the gateway to the Kullu Valley. Head into the centre of town to explore a huge sunken shopping centre, the only one like it in India and the focal point of all entertainment in Mandi. Further out, find hilltop temples with wonderful views. You can spend time hiking in the hills, strolling along the river or checking out the colourful bathing ghats. Stay in the former palace of the Raja of Mandi, which has basic amenities. Hotel - 1 night (D)
The journey into the mountains of India is an adventure in itself - travel in a public bus along rough roads to the next Himalayan town, Dharamsala (approx 6 hrs). Dharamsala is famous as the home of the exiled Dalai Lama - this hilltop retreat is full of monasteries, prayer flags and monks in crimson robes. Spend time exploring the many facets of Tibetan Buddhism, learning about the inherent spiritual beliefs of this peaceful religion, as well as soaking up the great mountain views. Visit the fascinating Norbulingka Institute which was developed to train Tibetan refugees in skills needed to preserve the traditional arts and crafts of Tibet.
Its peaceful grounds feature a beautiful temple with some amazing spiritual iconography, as well as some ornate statues. The surrounding area is dotted with workshops, where wood carving, metalwork and needlework are done, as well as an interesting thangka painting school where you can watch intricatepieces being created. The Losel Doll Museum features an exhibit of intricately detailed dolls illustrating the traditional clothing and daily life of the people in each region of Tibet, plus displays of religious events and festivals. Take part in a cooking demonstration by a local man who has been conducting these classes for years. Learn to make the popular 'momos', a speciality in Tibetian cuisine. Please check availability with your leader. Hotel - 2 nights
Take a local train down to Amritsar, situated in the heart of the rich fertile plain known as India's bread basket (approx 6 hrs). Amritsar is the holiest city for the Sikh people and the centre of Sikhism. Explore the Golden Temple (Shri Harimandir Sahib), which sits in the middle of a sacred lake surrounded by a marble walkway, and spend time listening to the soothing sounds of the devout chanting verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book. Visit Jallianwala Bagh, the site of the infamous 1919 massacre that played such an important role in the steps toIndia's independence.
Head out to the India-Pakistan border to witness the pomp and circumstance of the daily flag ceremony - a military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have followed since 1959. This ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah border, which as part of the Grand Trunk Road was the only road link betweenthese two countries before the opening of the Aman Setu in Kashmir in 1999. Hotel - 2 nights
Next we take a tour of Rishikesh, the "Yoga Capital of the World". Here meditation and spirituality are common to see and the Beatles even stayed here in 1968. The area also offers white water rafting and is popular with backpackers alike. Camping - 1 night, Hotel - 1 night (Lx1, Dx1)
End your trip with a little more time to explore India's Capital. Hotel - 1 night (B)