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Mountains & Mystics of India

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Cindy "I enjoyed this tour my fifth time back to India. Very different from other parts of India quite picturesque. We had a great group, we all hit it off from the start so that always makes a difference. The accommodation was good but some hotels were a bit dowdy, no hot water and slow or no WiFi, having said that it was not generally the rule But overall it was a good trip and I would certainly recomm..."
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14 reviews
Starts
New Delhi
+7 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

  • India's bustling capital of New Dehli
  • See the Himilayas from Shimla
  • A night in a traditional Overnight Sleeper Train
  • Rikishesh, 'Yoga Capital of the World'
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Mountains & Mystics of India, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 7 other destinations in India. Mountains & Mystics of India is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

14 Reviews

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  • M
    Written on May 2, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The guide Pancham was amazing ! Very thoughtful and kind and respectful and always felt safe . He always helped me with my bags and helped me coming off the bus . Very kind and caring and very knowledgeable Guide . Couldn’t be a better guide ! The trip was excellent and enjoyed the itenary as it was diverse and covered a lot of ground , plus having free time . Intrepid has been my first and not my last tour !
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Margaret, thanks for sharing your experience with us, we are delighted to hear you had a great time in India! We will pass along your kind remarks to your trip leader and the rest of our global team. :) Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • FG
    Written on November 10, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Transpirt was very crowded. Cleanliness standard of hotels was poor. The sights and placrs visited made it worth it though
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  • JK
    Written on April 24, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Mountains & Mystics is a fantastic trip going to places many other trips don't go to India. It covers some major and smaller cities and beautiful hill stations. It has a good blend of local transportation and private transport. I personally loved our short stay in Mandi as it seemed we were the only travellers in town, and also Amritsar - The Golden Temple and the Border Ceremony. Shyam, our Leader, was amazing - preempting our every move as well as being engaging, knowledgeable and funny - the perfect Leader
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  • LP
    Written on April 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my first trip to India, and I was fairly nervous despite being a regular traveler - I just didn't know what to expect. I landed in Delhi alone, a solo female traveller, and I was overwhelmed by the people and traffic. But as soon as I joined my group, all of my anxieties disappeared and I began to be captivated by a country and people for the next two weeks that will leave me longing to go back again and again. Our trip leader was all class - an incredible ambassador for his country and company. And the trip itself was an extraordinary experience up in the far north of India, where we say scenery that was totally unexpected - alpine vistas and winding mountain roads - it blew my mind. The food was next-level delicious. Every person I met along the way was friendly, warm and generous - and everyone wants you to fall in love with India, so they really go out of your way to make sure you experience the best hospitality and generosity. I would, and have, recommended this trip to my friends and family, and a couple have already booked to visit next year!
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  • Mountains & Mystics of India reviewer 5
    Written on April 24, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    I enjoyed this tour my fifth time back to India. Very different from other parts of India quite picturesque. We had a great group, we all hit it off from the start so that always makes a difference. The accommodation was good but some hotels were a bit dowdy, no hot water and slow or no WiFi, having said that it was not generally the rule But overall it was a good trip and I would certainly recommend it. Cindy (Australia)
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  • Mountains & Mystics of India reviewer 6
    Written on December 28, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Wonderful two weeks in Northern India. Saw so much stuff and it was very exciting.
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  • A
    Written on December 5, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip; suggest you review your hotels since some were very dirty. Khajjiar was very nice though. Sometimes using women to locate new hotels would be better since they notice things like ambience and cleanliness, perhaps more than men!

  • A
    Written on October 29, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a most awesome time on my trip!!! Even weeks after my return home i recall & tell stories of the wonderful adventures through India.

  • A
    Written on October 28, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Incredible, amazing India. The highlight of my world travel to date.

  • A
    Written on October 25, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip, trip notes very accurate, highly recommend this one, another great intrepid adventure.

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Delhi
  2. Day 2: Delhi
  3. Day 3: Shimla
  4. Day 4: Shimla
  5. Day 5: Mandi
  6. Day 6: Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
  7. Day 7: Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
  8. Day 8: Amritsar
  9. Day 9: Amritsar - Overnight train
  10. Day 10: Rishikesh
  11. Day 11: Rishikesh - River Ganges
  12. Day 12: Delhi
  13. Day 13: Delhi

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Start and end in New Delhi.
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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 $1139 for Mountains & Mystics of India, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,048 km.
  • New Delhi (India)
  • 273 km
  • Shimla (India)
  • 73 km
  • Mandi (India)
  • 81 km
  • Dharamsala (India)
  • 48 km
  • Dalhousie (India)
  • 7 km
  • Khajjiar (India)
  • 7 km
  • Chamba Valley (India)
  • 157 km
  • Amritsar (India)
  • 403 km
  • New Delhi (India)

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