Mountains & Mystics of India

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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15 reviews
New Delhi
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Northern India
New Delhi


  • 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
Hotel, Camping, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
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.

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  • Mountains & Mystics of India reviewer 1
    Written on November 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Our group bonded well and we enjoyed places we might otherwise not have seen We were disappointed in the shortened Toy Train ride to Shimla, necessitating a 20 minute climb up a rough track with all our bags and the allocation of berths in the overnight... Read more

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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... Read more

    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... Read more

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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... Read more

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  • Mountains & Mystics of India reviewer 6
    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... Read more

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  • Mountains & Mystics of India reviewer 7
    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.


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  1. Introduction
  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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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

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Start and end in New Delhi.
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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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