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If you are due to travel shortly we will be in touch to support and guide you, based on current Foreign Office advice.
 
If you are ready to start planning you next holiday, our 'Book with Confidence' pledge has been created to give you peace of mind. For new bookings made before 31 December 2021, we will not charge if you need to move your holiday dates or change to a new destination due to Covid-19, up to 60 days prior to travel. You can move your holiday to any time up to 31 December 2022 or 12 months from your departure date, whichever is later*. If you are unsure of your future travel plans when you need to make this change, we will provide you with a 100% travel credit note.
* Terms and conditions
We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect any seasonal differences. Sometimes non-refundable deposits are required by local suppliers, which would be specified prior to booking. If you are unable to travel, we would secure a credit note for future travel from these suppliers, but you would not get a cash refund for these items. Flights that have already been issues will be subject to the rules of your airline. All other terms and conditions remain as standard.
 
If you are looking to travel closer to home, our sister company Auriel Holidays – offers a wide range of tailor made holidays in the UK, Europe & worldwide.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
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Holidays to Amritsar Shimla India Golden Temple Train Tours Himalayas

Holidays to Amritsar & Shimla, India: Golden Temple + Train Tours, Himalayas

Amritsar is a city in northwest India in the state of Punjab, close to the border with Pakistan. This is the spiritual home of the Sikh religion, with the magnificent Golden Temple located at the end of a causeway in the centre of the walled Old Town, surrounded by a sacred lake where pilgrims bathe. On holidays to Amritsar you can visit historic sites in the city, as well as drive to the Pakistan border in the late afternoon to watch the daily Wagah flag lowering ceremony, described by Michael Palin as a display of “carefully choreographed contempt”.
 
Afterwards you can travel to Dharamshala in the foothills of the Himalayas, where the Buddhist Dalai Lama in exile has made his home at McLeod Ganj. Here you can visit the Norburlinka Institute, dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture. This region is also home to the fearsome Gurka soldiers – “the bravest of the brave”.
 
Further east, also in the foothills of the Himalayas, is Shimla – a tea-producing hill station that became popular as the summer capital of British India when it was ruled from Delhi, when government officials came here to escape the heat. Train tours in the Himalayas can incorporate a 5-hour trip on the narrow gauge Himalayan Queen 'Toy Train' to Kalka, which is an amazing experience. Shimla is a charming place, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
 
Combine your ideas with our expertise and let us help you create a holiday of a lifetime. We offer a wide range of options at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to your needs.
 
For expert advice on holidays to Amritsar & Shimla in India, including Golden Temple & train tours to the Himalayas, email or call us on +44 (0)1582 766122 to speak with a specialist travel consultant. Download our India brochure (PDF 1.2 Mb)
 
We have been arranging holidays to Amritsar & Shimla in India, Golden Temple & train tours in Himalayas for over 20 years.
ALL OUR HOLIDAYS TO AMRITSAR & SHIMLA, GOLDEN TEMPLE & TRAIN TOURS HIMALAYAS ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live.
 
More information on holidays to Amritsar & Shimla in India, the Golden Temple & train tours in the Himalayas:
 
From Shimla, you can travel to the Solang Valley where various adventure activities are on offer, but in winter heavy snow can prevent overland travel.
India: Amritsar + Dharamshala + Shimla
IPG10D
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Punjab Holidays Packages Amritsar Golden Temple Wagah Shimla Dharamshala

Our tailor made Punjab holidays & packages start in Amritsar, viewing the Golden Temple & watching the daily Wagah flag-lowering ceremony, before travelling to the Dalai Lama's monastery in Dharamshala. Continue to Shimla in the magnificent Himalayas, with its lovely alpine flora. This colonial hill station that was once the summer capital of British India. English speaking city guides, private driver & sightseeing included.

Punjab Holidays Packages Amritsar Golden Temple Wagah Shimla Dharamshala
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Chandigarh Rock Gardens
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Amritsar
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Dalai Lama Monastery
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Golden Temple
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Norburlinka Institute
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Wagah Ceremony
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Dharamshala
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Old & New Delhi
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Shimla
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Punjab Holidays & Packages
India: Golden Triangle + Ranthambore + Toy Train, Shimla
IPE14D
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holidays to Shimla India Himalayan Queen Toy Train Delhi Taj Mahal Tigers

Our holidays to Shimla in India combine the spectacular Himalayas mountains with a cultural trip on the Himalayan Queen 'Toy Train' from Delhi. Also explore the cultural treasures of the Golden Triangle - Delhi, the 'pink city' of Jaipur and the incomparable Taj Mahal in Agra - and search for tigers in the wild. All transfers, private jeep safaris & sightseeing with English speaking guides included.

Holidays to Shimla India Himalayan Queen Toy Train Delhi Taj Mahal Tigers
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Himalayan Queen 'Toy Train'
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Shimla
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Tigers of Ranthambore
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Taj Mahal
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Amber Fort
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Jaipur
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Delhi - Old & New
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Walking Tour
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Alsisar
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Holidays to Shimla, India
India: Amritsar to Shimla + Rishikesh + Jim Corbett
IPH15D
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday India Golden Temple Amritsar Shimla Rishikesh Jim Corbett

This fascinating cultural holiday to India explore the sacred sites of 3 great religions in the beautiful north. 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. Also visit Shimla, ride the Toy Train & enjoy a safari in Jim Corbett National Park. English speaking driver, city guides, jeep safaris & sightseeing included.

Holiday India Golden Temple Amritsar Shimla Rishikesh Jim Corbett
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Holiday to India
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Shimla
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Dharamshala
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Toy Train to Chandigarh
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Golden Temple, Amritsar
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Dalai Lama Monastery
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Old & New Delhi
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Rishikesh & River Ganges
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Jim Corbett National Park
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Train to Amritsar
India: Amritsar to Shimla + Rishikesh + Golden Triangle
IPI20D
20 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday To India Amritsar Shimla Himalayas Toy Train Taj Mahal Jaipur Tigers

This holiday to India combines the great historic sights of the Golden Triangle with the spiritual centres of Amritsar, Dharamshala & Rishikesh. Visit the Golden Temple & Shimla in the Himalayas, including a ride on the Toy Train. Also visit Delhi, Taj Mahal in Agra & Jaipur, before enjoying wiith a thrilling safari to see tigers in Ranthambore. English speaking driver, city guides, private jeep safaris & sightseeing included.

Holiday To India Amritsar Shimla Himalayas Toy Train Taj Mahal Jaipur Tigers
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Old & New Delhi
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Shimla in Himalayas
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Dharamshala
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Amber Fort in Jaipur
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Ranthambore Tigers
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Amritsar & Golden Temple
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Taj Mahal in Agra
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Holiday to India
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Toy Train
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Rishikesh & River Ganges