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Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations - Exodus Travels
Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations - Exodus Travels
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14 reviews
Starts
Amritsar
+10 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

  • Ride on train through stunning scenery
  • Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Explore Sikh and Buddhist temples
  • Immerse yourself in village culture
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery
Start in Amritsar and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Amritsar to New Delhi and through Amritsar, India and 10 other destinations in India. Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

14 Reviews

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 1
    Written on January 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An interesting tour to Northern India which takes in some key sites, but feels off the tourist trail. A great chance to see the himalayas, eat fantastic indian food and explore.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were a few:the golden... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 2
    Written on January 4, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A very varied holiday, full of interesting places and unexpected memorable experiences. The things that don't go quite as you expect them...and the things that do!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Golden Temple at Amritsar was stunning... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 3
    Written on April 19, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Really interesting, our guide, Philippa Russell, was very knowledgable and we felt that made the trip particularly enjoyable and we saw a lot of things that we would not have seen without her experience.  Good to go to a lot of places off the beaten track... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 4
    Written on December 14, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A really packed holiday full of interest and new experiences.  Made us want to visit other parts of India too.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were so many .... visiting the Golden Temple at night and the Taj Mahal at dawn, visiting... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 5
    Written on December 14, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A really packed holiday full of interest and new experiences.  Made us want to visit other parts of India too.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were so many .... visiting the Golden Temple at night and the Taj Mahal at dawn, visiting... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 6
    Written on December 7, 2011
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Trip spoilt by the group being split into 2 vehicles, a major amount of the time is spent travelling and no intransit info possible due to this. Vehicles were very poor with broken seat backs and no room for day packs in vehicle.What was the most... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 7
    Written on December 7, 2011
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Trip spoilt by the group being split into 2 vehicles, a major amount of the time is spent travelling and no intransit info possible due to this. Vehicles were very poor with broken seat backs and no room for day packs in vehicle.What was the most... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 8
    Written on October 16, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I chose to do this tour with leader Philippa Russell, purely on the basis that we had so much enjoyed our trek (Himalayan Mountains and Wildflowers) with her in 2010. We were not disappointed! Philippa has devised a trip which totally immerses... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 9
    Written on October 16, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I chose to do this tour with leader Philippa Russell, purely on the basis that we had so much enjoyed our trek (Himalayan Mountains and Wildflowers) with her in 2010. We were not disappointed! Philippa has devised a trip which totally immerses... Read more

  • Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations reviewer 10
    Written on December 8, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall a great experience, visiting a country I have wanted to go to. India was wonderful and also chaotic but everything just seems to come together somehow. The Indian people were so friendly from the poorest to the better off. The other plus for me was... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Amritsar; evening visit to the Golden Temple.
  2. Day 2: Early morning visit to the Golden Temple; drive towards the Heritage Village of Pragpur in the Kangra Valley.
  3. Day 3: A full day to explore the remarkable villages of Pragpur and Garli, with their elegant havelis, mansions, Italianate buildings and traditional mud and slate houses along cobbled streets.
  4. Day 4: By road to Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj; afternoon orientation tour.
  5. Day 5: Sightseeing in and around McLeod Ganj.
  6. Day 6: Explore the Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Culture.
  7. Day 7: Drive to Andretta, a small village tucked away in the folds of the hills.
  8. Day 8: To Mandi; explore the old trading town and magical lake at Rewalsar
  9. Day 9: To Shimla; afternoon visit to The Ridge, Christ Church and Scandal Point.
  10. Day 10: Explore Shimla, walk along the Mall and visit the former Viceregal Lodge.
  11. Day 11: Take the Viceroy's 'Toy Train' to Kalka; short drive to Pinjore Mughal Gardens where we stay.
  12. Day 12: Early morning train to Delhi; drive to Agra visiting Sikandra on arrival.
  13. Day 13: Explore Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort.
  14. Day 14: Visit Taj Mahal at dawn before returning to Delhi; afternoon free.
  15. Day 15: End Delhi.

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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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Location
Amritsar is the starting point and New Delhi is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 February 2019 the full payment of $2,011 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2011 for Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,007 km.
  • Amritsar (India)
  • 128 km
  • Pragpur (India)
  • 45 km
  • Dharamsala (India)
  • 3 km
  • McLeod Ganj (India)
  • 83 km
  • Mandi (India)
  • 73 km
  • Shimla (India)
  • 36 km
  • Kalka (India)
  • 5 km
  • Pinjure (India)
  • 242 km
  • New Delhi (India)
  • 179 km
  • Agra (India)
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