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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 & therefore may not be refundable or changeable. All other terms and conditions remain as standard.
 
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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.
 
For expert advice on holidays to Amritsar & Shimla in India, including Golden Temple & train tours to the Himalayas, contact our team on 01582 766122 today. We can tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements. Download our India brochure (PDF 1.2 Mb)
 
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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.
Amritsar + Dharamshala + Shimla
IPH10D
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Amritsar Golden Temple Wagah Ceremony Shimla Dalai Lama Monastery

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.

Amritsar Golden Temple Wagah Ceremony Shimla Dalai Lama Monastery
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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 Delhi
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Shimla
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New Delhi
Golden Triangle + Toy Train to Shimla
IPE14D
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Shimla Holidays Himalayan Queen Toy Train India Taj Mahal Jaipur Delhi

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 (with private jeep). 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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Himalayan Queen Toy Train
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Golden Temple of Amritsar
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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Taj Mahal
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Amber Fort
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Jaipur
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Old & New Delhi
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Hawa Mahal
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Alsisar
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Shimla
Amritsar to Shimla + Rishikesh + Jim Corbett
IPH15D
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday India Golden Temple Amritsar Dharamshala Shimla Rishikesh Jim

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 Tiger Reserve. English speaking driver, city guides, jeep safaris & sightseeing included.

Holiday India Golden Temple Amritsar Dharamshala Shimla Rishikesh Jim
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Holiday to India
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Manali & Shimla Hill Stations
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Dharamshala
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Toy Train to Chandigarh
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Golden Temple & Wagah Ceremony
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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 Natonal Park
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Train to Amritsar
Amritsar to Shimla + Rishikesh + Golden Triangle
IPH20D
20 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday India Amritsar Shimla Himalayas Toy Train Taj Jaipur Tigers

This comprehensive 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 & take the Toy Train. Then 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 India Amritsar Shimla Himalayas Toy Train Taj 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 in India
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Toy Train
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Rishikesh & River Ganges