AdventureLink

The Spirit of India

Starts: Delhi, India
Finishes: Delhi, India

Visit: Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Shimla, Dharamsala, Kuthmān, Amritsar, Delhi

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Local Culture & Cuisine

Overview

Book
Now including a ride on the Toy Train in Shimla, this incredible discovery touring holiday of North West India. Let us take you on a journey across the Western Himalaya where the foothills and deep river valleys, including that of the holy river Ganges, straddle the ancient trade routes to Central Asia and the Indian peninsula. Travelling north from Delhi by train we arrive in Haridwar, one of the seven Mokshapuri (holy places). Here, the Ganges leaves the Himalayas and enters the plains of north India and there are incredible temples and monasteries for us to explore. A short transfer takes us to Rishikesh, a town of ashrams on the banks of the Ganges, famously visited by the Beatles in 1968 when they were seeking enlightenment with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

The former British hillstation of Musoorie is our next stop, before we continue to Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj. The hill-stations retain their nostalgic charm, harking back to days when the British officers, their families in tow, sojourned in these hills to escape the summer heat of the plains. Our excursion continues through the world of Tibetan Buddhism and its myriad deities, exploring atmospheric temples and monasteries. Witness colourful religious art and esoteric rituals. We will experience this fascinating world in and around Dharamsala, where the most prestigious Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is currently based. A night spent in Paragpur gives us the opportunity to walk through the only Heritage Village in India and to enjoy a stay in the charming heritage hotel, the Judges Court. Visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holy centre of the Sikh Religion, concludes this great holiday. Taking in some of the most incredible parts of the Himalayan foothills, this holiday also offers a fascinating insight into the diversity of modern India, and its key religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam.

Highlights

    • Watch the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh
    • Explore the hillstations of Shimla and Mussoorie and take a scenic ride on the famous narrow-gauge Toy Train
    • Visit Dharamsala, the home of Tibetan monks and the Dalai Lama
    • Sunset at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holy Sikh religious centre

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62450
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Delhi, India
Finishes: Delhi, India
Duration: 12 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Group airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All land and rail transport required by the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,730 ($144/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

Personalize itinerary with your departure date

d27adb6e-0fea-47dd-9fe8-e1d24fd02fef.jpg
See
India Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Shimla, Dharamsala, Dalai Lama Temple, Paragpur Heritage Village, Kangra, Amritsar
Do
Local Culture & Cuisine

Availability


Tour Operator

KE Adventure Travel

KE is your number one choice for classic treks such as Everest Basecamp in Nepal, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal in Morocco or the Tour du Mont Blanc in the European Alps. Our record is also second-to-none on climbing expeditions to peaks as diverse as Mera Peak in Nepal, Mount Khuiten in Mongolia and Monte Rosa in Switzerland

In Business Since 1984

Operator Rating:   

http://www.keadventure.com

Save 5%

Book With 4 Friends/Family

4 or more: everyone saves 5%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code

PR392471125

Apply promo code while booking

Save 7%

Book With 6 Friends/Family

6 or more: everyone saves 7%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code

PU505690126

Apply promo code while booking

Save 10%

Book With 8 Friends/Family

8 or more: everyone saves 10%

The more friends you bring on a trip, the more you will save. Bring enough friends and you will travel for free!

Copy this promo code

PU054851131

Apply promo code while booking

Save 5%

Book a Trip priced $1900+

When you book a trip over $1,900; You save 5%

Copy this promo code

PU820719134

Apply promo code while booking