Foothills Explored

15 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


3 star & low season

£2, 598pp

4 star & high season


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Day 1
Depart London approx 20:45 for overnight flight to Delhi
Day 2
Today you will arrive in Delhi where you will be met by your private car and driver. You will be taken from the airport to your hotel where you can simply relax.
Day 3
Enjoy our Old and New Delhi City Tour today. Note the complete contrast in atmosphere and architecture between the two areas of the city. This evening you might like to enjoy a guided night walk through Chandi Chowk, one of India's oldest markets.
Day 4
Today you will travel between Delhi and Shimla by road and rail. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the toy train part of this journey is a real highlight. Shimla is India's most famous hill station and is nestled deep in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Day 5
You can enjoy a Walking Tour of Shimla’s Ridge today. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure.
Day 6
Enjoy today completely at leisure and enjoy strolling through the streets or relaxing in your hotel. The more energetic might fancy a trek.
Day 7
From Shimla you driver will take you onto Pragpur where you can enjoy a Heritage Village Walk. Fiercely protected by local residents, Pragpur has a historic charm and unique character.
Day 8
Your driver will take you onto Dharamsala today. Dharamsala, or more specifically, McLeod Ganj, is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile.
Day 9
Today you will enjoy a guided visit to the temples, monasteries and workshops in and around McLeod Ganj.
Day 10
From Dharamsala you will continue to Amritsar, the Sikh's holy city and the largest city in the Punjab.
Day 11
Today you will enjoy our Amritsar City Tour, which takes in the shimmering Golden Temple. Later on this afternoon you will enjoy the Wagah Border Ceremony.
Day 12
You will catch the train from Amritsar to Haridwar/Rishikesh today. On arrival you will be collected by your driver and you will be taken to your accommodation. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure.
Day 13
Today you will have your driver at your disposal to explore Rishikesh. This evening you will witness the evening aarti ceremony.
Day 14
Early this morning you will take the train from nearby Hardiwar to Delhi. You should arrive late morning/early afternoon. You will be met at the station and will be driven to your accommodation. Spend your last evening relaxing in your hotel, near to the airport
Day 15
Transfer to the airport nearby for your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Our ‘Foothills Explored’ journey takes us up into the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. This region of India is incredibly beautiful, with charming towns and villages home to mountainous backdrops. Our trip starts with Delhi before heading north to Shimla on the infamous toy train (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Shimla was the original British getaway during the colonial rule, and this can be seen throughout its charming architecture. The journey also takes in Amritsar, home to the glistening Golden Temple; Dharmsala, home to the Dalai Lama and Rishikesh, a spiritual town made famous by The Beetles in the late 1960s.

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