For something a little more off the beaten path, take the train right to the heart of Indias colourful culture for a different look at this dynamic countrys northern region. Experiences like the India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony and Dalai Lama sights in Dharamsala get you in touch with the spiritual side of India, while the toy trains in Shimla are always a delight. Riding the rails back to Delhi gives you the chance to see many of Indias well-known highlights, and we even include a G Adventures-sponsored walking tour led by former Delhi street kids. Youve never experienced India quite like this.
Duration: 9 Days
Activities: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Delhi, India
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Average
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 145311
End City: Delhi, India
|Duration: 9 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife||Physical rating: Average|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 145311|
|Starts: Delhi, India||Finishes: Delhi, India|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Women on Wheels Transfer
Enjoy a city tour by former streetkids, a G Adventures-supported project. This tour is a unique way for travellers to engage in the lives of these young adults and the guiding provides an opportunity for them to improve their language and communication skills.
In the afternoon catch the Shatabdi Express to Amritsar.
Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project
Train cars offer rows of 3 and 3 reclining seats for the evening ride.
Train (6.00 hour(s))
Amritsar, meaning "Pool of the Nectar of Immortality," is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh Religion. Learn more about Sikhs on our visit to Harimandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine in Sikhism.
As Amritsar sits right on the Pakistan-India border, we offer an optional trip to the border post to watch the formal flag ceremony, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the trip.
Golden Temple Visit
Wagah Border Ceremony
Travel along Himalayan mountain roads to the famous seat of the Tibetan government in exile, Dharamsala (literally "Rest House").
Opt to visit Norbulingka. Set amidst beautiful gardens, surrounded by the green fields of the Kangra Valley, the Norbulingka Institute stands against a backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar mountains of the outer Himalayan range.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
There are lots of ways to spend free time in this charming place. Visit the Kangra Art Museum in the Kotwali bazaar, or take in a performance of the Tibetan folk opera 'Lhamo' at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.
Enjoy a long drive to the charming town of Shimla, high in the beautiful Himalayas.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk on The Ridge and The Mall (local hangouts) and explore this summer capital of British India. Opt to visit the Viceregal Lodge or admire the neo-Gothic or Tudorbethan architecture of the heritage buildings.
The Ridge and The Mall Orientation Walk
Take the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Over the course of 3 hrs, the train winds through tunnels as you head out of the mountains of Shimla.
Toy train (3.00 hour(s))
Train (4.00 hour(s))
With extra time, you can book our 'Agra Extension,' including accommodation, transport, and a guided visit to India's most famous sight, the Taj Mahal.
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Trip Name: Northern India by Rail
Duration: 9 Days
From Price: 487
Trip Code: 145311
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