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Great Rail Spirit of the Himalaya
from £2345 pp
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  • Location
    India, Asia
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    11 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Venture into the spectacular Himalayan Mountains on this tour which celebrates the best that this stunning mountain range, and the country of India have to offer. Discover ancient mountains, Tibetan mysticism and colourful cities.

What's Included
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An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish 
  • Flights from London Heathrow to Amritsar via Delhi and from Delhi to London Heathrow
  • All rail, private car and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 9 nights' accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 21 meals including 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners and 3 lunches

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • City tour of Amritsar
  • Guided tour of Dharamshala including the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Settlement
  • Journeys on the Shatabdi Express and the Shimla Toy Train
  • Visit to the Norbulingka Institute
  • Sightseeing tour of Shimla
  • City tour of Old and New Delhi
Tour Highlights
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  • Amritsar
  • Dharamshala
  • Shimla
  • Journey on the Toy Train
  • Delhi
  • Journey on the Shatabdi Express
Accommodation
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RADISSON BLU HOTEL, AMRITSAR

The 5-Star Radisson Blu Hotel is close to the airport and well situated for access to the centre of Amritsar and the city's magnificent Golden Temple, with a regular shuttle service available to take guest to the temple from the hotel. 

THE LALIT HOTEL, DELHI

In Delhi, we stay at the 5-Star LaLit Hotel at the heart of New Delhi. With impressive interiors celebrating the exotic grandeur of India, the LaLit Hotel is in an enviable position in this wonderful city. 

FOURTUNE PARK MOKSHA, DHARAMSHALA

In Dharamshala, we stay at the Fortune Park Moksha. High up in the wonderfully named Strawberry Hills, this superb hotel offers commanding views of the neighbouring mountain peaks.

THE OBEROI CECIL HOTEL, SHIMLA

The wonderful 5-Star Oberoi Cecil Hotel in Shimla is reminiscent of a bygone era, a celebration of colonial elegance and grace. Restored to its original grandeur with wooden floors and period furniture, it boasts fabulous views of the mountains and valleys.

Tour Itinerary
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Days 1-2: London to Amritsar

Begin your Indian Himalayan adventure today as you meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group at London Heathrow. From here, board your flight to Amritsar, changing planes at Delhi on your way. 

Day 3: Exploring Amritsar

We return to the Golden Temple after breakfast this morning, for a guided tour of this fascinating holy site. Set on a lake, at the end of an elegant causeway, the temple is an island of tranquillity, with architectural styles drawing from Hindu and Islamic traditions.

Day 4: To Dharamshala

Today, we depart Amritsar and travel by Toyota Innova cars, continuing through classic Indian countryside and providing us with a fascinating insight into rural India.

Days 5-6: Dharamshala

Dharamshala is located high up in the beautiful Himachal Pradesh region of India in the foothills of the Himalayas. Notably, this is the site of the Dalai Lama's residence and where the Tibetain exile community settled. We discover much of this on a guided tour, visiting the temple of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Settlement, a Tibetan Children's village and the Norbulingka Institute dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture.

Days 7-8: Discovering Shimla

A living, breathing reminder of the days of colonial India, Shimla's kaleidoscopic streets are a delight to explore, with a plethora of sights, sounds and smells to enthral visitors from across the world. We begin our exploration of Shimla with a sightseeing tour of the town's colonial heritage. 

Days 9-10: To New Delhi

We leave Shimla behind today as we travel to the magnificent metropolis of Delhi, the capital of India. Our mode of transport sees us journey on the wonderful Shimla Toy train to Kalka. Wending its way down through the foothills and tea plantations, this is one of India's favourite trains.

Day 11: Return Home

Today heralds the final day of our Indian and Himalayan odyssey, as we transfer to Delhi's airport for our flight back to London Heathrow. On arrival, your tour comes to an end.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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