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Himalayan Holidays + Shimla + Jim Corbett Safari

Northern India is dominated by the mighty Himalayas Mountains, which form a dramatic border with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The sacred River Ganges has its source in these mountains, and flows all the way through the country into the Bay of Bengal near Calcutta.
 
Himalayan holidays to Shimla, Amritsar & a Jim Corbett safari to see wild elephants in India are on many people's wish lists, especially on a repeat visit to India, as they combine stunning mountain scenery, with famous Indian cultural sites and wonderful wildlife & birding.
 
Shimla was the summer capital of British India when it was ruled from Delhi and is charming place to holiday, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Train enthusiasts can incorporate a 5-hour trip on the narrow gauge Himalayan Queen 'Toy Train' to Kalka. Himalayan holidays to Shimla are best during the summer months (April to September) when the rest of India is off limits because of the heat. During the winter months it can be difficult to get around due to the snow.
 
The Himalayas are very spiritual, with important pilgrimage site for three great religions. Holidays to Amritsar in the state of Punjab must include a visit to the famous Sikh Golden Temple. You can also visit Dharamshala, the home of the Bhuddist Dalai Lama in exile, and Rishikesh on the upper reaches of the Ganges, a holy city for Hindus.
 
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in Asia and is a major birding hotspot, as well as one of the few places where you can see wild Asian elephants in India. For expert advice on Himalayan holidays to Shimla, Amritsar & a Jim Corbett safari to see wild elephants in India, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.
 
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On Himalayan holidays your first stop should be the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the spiritual home of the Sikh religion in the Punjab. Here you can drive to the Pakistan border and watch the daily Wagah flag lowering ceremony, described by Michael Palin as a display of “carefully choreographed contempt”.
 
At McLeod Ganj near Dharamshala you will find the home of the Dalai Lama, the Buddhist leader in exile, and the Norburlinka Institute dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture. This region is also home to the fearsome Gurka soldiers – “the bravest of the brave”. Rishikesh on the upper reaches of the Ganges is another holy city, as it is here that the Hindu god Lord Rama did penance for killing Ravana, the demon king of Sri Lanka. Observing the daily aarti prayer ceremony on the riverbank is a truly unforgettable experience on Himalayan holidays.
 
The tea-producing hill station of Shimla was the summer capital of British India, when it was ruled from Delhi. On  holidays to Shimla you can also visit the Solang Valley, where you can participate in many adventure activities.
 
For safari enthusiasts, Jim Corbett National Park is outstanding for birding. It is also one of the best places to see wild Asian elephants in India.
 
Kashmir offer another opportunity to enjoy the dramatic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains, with the gateway city of Srinagar being the largest in the Kashmir Valley. Partitioned between India and Pakistan since 1947, this former princely state is one of the most scenic regions in the country, lying in an alpine valley between the Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountains. This region is also famous for its fine Cashmere wool, which you can purchase on Himalayan holidays.
Taste of Himalayas: Amritsar + Dharamshala + Shimla
IPQ8D
8 NIGHTS
FROM £1,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
See the highlights of the Punjab and the Himalayas in this private tour of northwest India - including the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the daily Wagah flag-lowering ceremony, the Dalai Lama Monastery in Dharamshala and the beautiful colonial hill station at Shimla - formerly the summer capital of British India. English speaking city guides, private driver & sightseeing included.
Golden Temple Wagah Ceremony Shimla Dalai Lama Monastery
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Old Delhi
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New Delhi
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Amritsar
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Wagah Ceremony
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Golden Temple
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Dharamshala
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Dalai Lama Monastery
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Norburlinka Institute
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Shimla
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Chandigarh Rock Gardens
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Old Delhi
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New Delhi
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Amritsar
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Wagah Ceremony
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Golden Temple
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Dharamshala
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Dalai Lama Monastery
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Norburlinka Institute
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Shimla
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Chandigarh Rock Gardens
India: Golden Triangle + Toy Train + Shimla
IPI14D
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This fascinating holiday combines the key sights of the Golden Triangle with beautiful Shimla in the Himalayas. Experience the cultural sights of Old & New Delhi, visit the Taj Mahal & Amber Fort in Jaipur & Ranthambore tiger reserve. 3 train rides are incorporated into this holiday, including the famous Himalayan Queen 'Toy Train'. All transfers & specified sightseeing with English speaking guides included.
Shimla Holidays Himalayan Queen Toy Train India Taj Mahal Jaipur Delhi
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Old & New Delhi
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Taj Mahal
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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Jaipur
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Hawa Mahal
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Amber Fort
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Alsisar
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Golden Temple of Amritsar
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Himalayan Queen Toy Train
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Shimla
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Old & New Delhi
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Taj Mahal
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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Jaipur
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Hawa Mahal
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Amber Fort
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Alsisar
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Golden Temple of Amritsar
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Himalayan Queen Toy Train
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Shimla
Spiritual India: Amritsar + Himalayas + Jim Corbett
IPR15D
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the sacred sites of 3 religions in the beautiful Punjab & Himalayas. Visit the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Buddhist headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala & Hindu's sacred River Ganges in Rishikesh. Enjoy Shimla & Jim Corbett Park, famous for its wild Asian elephants. English speaking city guides, private driver, jeep safaris & sightseeing included.
Golden Temple Dharamshala Jim Corbett National Park Rishikesh Himalayas
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Old & New Delhi
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Amritsar
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Golden Temple
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Dharamshala
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Dalai Lama Monastery
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Manali Hill Station
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Shimla
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Chandigarh Gardens
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Rishikesh & River Ganges
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Jim Corbett Natonal Park
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Old & New Delhi
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Amritsar
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Golden Temple
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Dharamshala
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Dalai Lama Monastery
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Manali Hill Station
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Shimla
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Chandigarh Gardens
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Rishikesh & River Ganges
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Jim Corbett Natonal Park
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