Exploring the Himalayan Foothills
Speak to our concierge team.We're open today from 8AM
US - Region
hero image
11 nights

Exploring the Himalayan Foothills

Call our experts
We're open today from 8AM
+16468465208
LET US CALL YOU
Arrange a convenient time for you
TELL US YOUR PREFERENCES
We'll find the perfect solution for you

Explore one of India's most remote regions as you travel into the foothills of the beautiful Himalayan mountain range on this 11-night itinerary. Begin in the spiritual hubs of Amritsar and Dharamsala before retreating to the secluded villages of Pragpur and Shimla, located amid boundless vistas of spotless wilderness. Finish off with a whirlwind tour of the bustling capital of Delhi. 

Call us for itinerary price

Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 4-star Ranjit’s SVAASA, Heritage Boutique Spa Haveli
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Chonor House
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star The Judge's Court
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Maidens Hotel
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Amritsar

Your journey across India begins in Amritsar, the spiritual capital of India's Sikh population. Upon arrival from the UK, you'll be welcomed by your driver and transferred to your accommodation for the next two nights. 

Day 2-4
2 nights stay at Ranjit’s SVAASA, Heritage Boutique Spa Haveli

Set within an exquisite mansion dating back to the 19th century, Ranjit’s SVAASA, Heritage Boutique Spa Haveli is a charming family-run boutique haveli promising guests a warm and authentic stay in the heart of Amritsar. The hotel boasts cosy accommodation, a restaurant with a regional flair, and an intimate spa. 

Day 2-3
Palki Ceremony & Tour of Amritsar with Border Ceremony

Regarded as the spiritual capital of Sikhism, Amritsar is the site of many sacred practices. During your stay, you'll witness one of the most frequently occurring, the Palki Ceremony, a daily grand procession during which the Granth Sahib is moved from its chamber in the Sikh Parliament to the Golden Temple.

Next, delve deeper into Sikhism and, more widely, India's Punjab as you explore both spiritual and cultural Amritsar. Begin with a visit to the Golden Temple, a complex comprised of ornate spires and walls etched with passages from the Granth Sahib. From there, you'll travel through bustling bazaars to the historic garden and memorial known as Jallianwala Bagh before continuing on to the Hindu temple of Durigiana. In the evening, you'll visit Wagah, a town on the border between India and Pakistan, to witness the ceremony of lowering the flag. 

Day 4
Road transfer from Amritsar to Dharamsala

Meet your driver once you've checked out of the hotel and enjoy a scenic transfer as you travel east towards Dharamsala, the centre of India's Tibetan community.

Day 4-7
3 nights stay at Chonor House

Overlooking the Kangra Valley, Chonor House is a charming Tibetan-style property affording guests a unique stay amidst a beautiful pine forest. The lodge offers accommodation decorated with local cultural influences, a beautiful private garden and close proximity to Dharamsala's most sought-after sites. 

Day 5-6
Sightseeing Tour of Dharamsala & Hike to Dharamkot

Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a significant pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. During your stay, you'll explore the area's many spiritual sites, such as the Kangra Art Museums, Bhansunag Temple, and McLeod Ganj, the Dalai Lama's residence, as well as other monasteries like Norbulingka, Gyuto, and Namgyak.

On a trip to the hill town of Dharamkot the following day, you'll have the chance to explore the natural splendour of the area. You'll start at Tibetan Children Village, where you'll learn about the mission of the educational centre, before driving to Naddi, a village tucked away in the Dhaulahar Mountain Range, where you'll commence your hike, stopping at the Galu Mata Temple, and then continue onwards to Dharamkot.

Day 7
Road transfer from Dharamsala to Pragpur

Following a relaxing morning at the lodge, meet your driver for a transfer to your next destination, the beautiful town of Pragpur.

Day 7-8
1 night stay at The Judge's Court

Tucked amidst beautiful forestry, The Judge's Court is a spectacular hotel set within a historic manor, boasting a dramatic exterior with lavish interiors. Dining with gorgeous views of the surroundings, engaging in regional cooking classes and attending rejuvenating yoga and meditation sessions are just a handful of the incredible experiences on offer.

Day 7
Village Walk in Pragpur

Take to Pragpur's cobblestone streets and spend an afternoon soaking up the enchanting beauty of this quaint village. With colourful buildings and a charming local community, the heritage village is distinguished by its own unique architectural design and way of life. Beyond the town centre, visitors can explore the natural beauty of the area, with the River Beas located nearby. 

Day 8
Road transfer from Pragpur to Shimla

Prepare to discover another village of Himachal Pradesh as you check out of the hotel and meet your driver for a transfer to the capital of Shimla.

Day 8-11
3 nights stay at Wildflower Hall, A Oberoi Resort

Residing at an altitude of 2,515 metres, Wildflower Hall, A Oberoi Resort is a beautiful English-style property overlooking the Shimla valley. The accommodation at the resort features serene timber interiors with breathtaking views of the surroundings, as well as easy access to the resort's facilities, which include the pool, garden, dining area, and lounge.

Day 9-10
Train Ride to Taradevi, Exploring Shimla Town & Cycling Tour

Explore this area of the Himalayas on a journey from Shimla to Taravedi on the historic Himalayan Queen on the UNESCO World Heritage railway through the stunning alpine scenery. Once you've returned to Shimla, you'll embark on a tour of the town's most notable locations, including the Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens, Scandal Point, Christ Church and Gaiety Theatre. 

The following day, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Himalayan landscapes more intimately on a guided cycling tour through secluded forest paths leading through striking mountain vistas and beautiful valleys. 

Day 11
Fly from Chandigarh to New Delhi

Following an unforgettable through the Himalayan foothills, it's time to say goodbye to this tranquil region and travel to the final stop on your itinerary, New Delhi. Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to the local airport for your departure. Upon arrival in New Delhi, you'll be met once again by a driver and transferred to your accommodation. 

Day 11-13
2 nights stay at Maidens Hotel

Centred around a beautiful courtyard, Maidens Hotel invites guests to experience the glamour of India's Golden Age. Within its century-old façade, the stunning heritage property features opulent interiors and a range of excellent amenities, including a private garden with a large pool, a stylish bar and restaurant, and spacious rooms.

Day 12
Full-Day Tour of Delhi

Discover the best that Delhi has to offer on a full-day tour highlighting everything from the distinctive local cuisine to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll begin your tour at Humayun's Tomb, a spectacular 1558 construction built for a former Mughal emperor, before continuing to the Red Fort and Qutub Minar. From there, you'll end the tour with an exhilarating rickshaw ride through Old Delhi's bustling streets.

Add a guided culinary tour through Old Delhi to your itinerary and spend the evening browsing aromatic food markets and sampling delicious Mughlai cuisine.

Day 13
Fly from New Delhi to London

Following a captivating adventure across India, it's time to begin your journey back home. Meet your driver one final time for your transfer to the airport before departing back to the UK.

ID: 4EZV

Call us for itinerary price

Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 4-star Ranjit’s SVAASA, Heritage Boutique Spa Haveli
  • 3 nights stay at the 4.5-star Chonor House
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5-star The Judge's Court
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Maidens Hotel
Speak to one of our experts to find your perfect trip!
Speak to one of our experts to find your perfect trip!
More
Inspiration
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Discover your unique
1. WE WILL LISTEN TO YOUR EVERY NEED.

Get in touch or arrange a call back with one of our luxury travel specialists, who will listen to all of your travel needs and begin preparing your dream holiday.

2. WE SCOUR THE WORLD TO FIND YOUR UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

All of our hotels and resorts are handpicked by our global luxury travel specialists, and we're adding more unique and luxurious properties everyday.

3. WE BOOK AND PROTECT YOUR HOLIDAY.

You will receive an ATOL Certificate for your flight or flight inclusive holiday, which explains what is financially protected and important contacts.

4. YOU DISCOVER YOUR UNIQUE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE.

All that's left now is to begin packing your bags for a truly unique holiday experience that's completely tailored to you!

WHY BOOK WITH US?

Receive Expert, Tailored Advice

Exclusive Perks and Benefits

Best Price Guarantee