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AHNR - Northern India by Rail

For something a little more off the beaten path, take the train right to the heart of India's colourful culture for a different look at this dynamic country's 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 India's well-known highlights, and we even include a G Adventures-supported walking tour led by former at-risk youth. You've never experienced India quite like this.

Inclusions

Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
Golden Temple visit (Amritsar)
Wagah border ceremony
McLeod Ganj orientation walk
Bhagsunag visit
Rewalsar Lake orientation walk
Dalai Lama Temple visit
Toy train between Shimla and Kalka
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $824
Start Location
Delhi, India
End Location
Delhi, India
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Rail, Walking
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
18 Jan 201926 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $824 
01 Feb 201909 Feb 20192AUD $969
08 Feb 201916 Feb 20191AUD $969
15 Feb 201923 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $824 
01 Mar 201909 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $824 
22 Mar 201930 Mar 20194AUD $969
29 Mar 201906 Apr 201913AUD $824
12 Apr 201920 Apr 201911AUD $1,079
19 Apr 201927 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $824 
03 May 201911 May 20199AUD $971
30 Aug 201907 Sep 201915AUD $1,199
06 Sep 201914 Sep 201915AUD $1,079
13 Sep 201921 Sep 201915AUD $1,079
27 Sep 201905 Oct 201913AUD $1,079
04 Oct 201912 Oct 201911AUD $1,079
11 Oct 201919 Oct 201913AUD $1,079
18 Oct 201926 Oct 201915AUD $1,079
25 Oct 201902 Nov 201915AUD $1,079
01 Nov 201909 Nov 201913AUD $1,199
08 Nov 201916 Nov 201915AUD $1,199
15 Nov 201923 Nov 201915AUD $1,199
29 Nov 201907 Dec 201915AUD $1,199
13 Dec 201921 Dec 201915AUD $1,199
20 Dec 201928 Dec 201915AUD $1,199
03 Jan 202011 Jan 202015AUD $969
17 Jan 202025 Jan 202015AUD $969
07 Feb 202015 Feb 202015AUD $969
14 Feb 202022 Feb 202015AUD $969
21 Feb 202029 Feb 202015AUD $969
28 Feb 202007 Mar 202015AUD $969
06 Mar 202014 Mar 202015AUD $969
13 Mar 202021 Mar 202015AUD $969
20 Mar 202028 Mar 202015AUD $969
27 Mar 202004 Apr 202015AUD $969
10 Apr 202018 Apr 202015AUD $1,079
17 Apr 202025 Apr 202015AUD $1,079
08 May 202016 May 202015AUD $1,079
22 May 202030 May 202015AUD $1,079
07 Aug 202015 Aug 202015AUD $1,199
04 Sep 202012 Sep 202015AUD $1,079
11 Sep 202019 Sep 202015AUD $1,079
25 Sep 202003 Oct 202015AUD $1,079
09 Oct 202017 Oct 202015AUD $1,079
23 Oct 202031 Oct 202015AUD $1,079
06 Nov 202014 Nov 202015AUD $1,199
27 Nov 202005 Dec 202015AUD $1,199
04 Dec 202012 Dec 202015AUD $1,199
18 Dec 202026 Dec 202015AUD $1,199
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
Day 2 - Delhi/Amritsar
Take the morning Shatabdi Express to Amritsar and enjoy breakfast on board. In the afternoon, drive to the India-Pakistan border and witness the border ceremony performed by both nations border guards. Later in the evening visit the grounds surrounding the Golden Temple and take an orientation walk of Amritsar.
Day 3 - Amritsar/Dharamshala
In the morning visit and explore the Golden Temple and learn about the community service principles of the Sikh Religion. Later, embark on a scenic drive to Dharamshala and take an orientation walk in the evening.
Day 4 - Dharamshala
Enjoy free time to explore Dharamsala. Visit the Main Temple and current residence of Dalai Lama or take a tour of the Norbulingka institute dedicated to preserving the Tibetan culture. Feeling more adventurous? Choose to embark on a short hike to Bhagsunag.
Day 5 - Dharamshala/Mandi
Explore the town of Mandi. Walk around Rewalsar Lake, a sacred spot for Hindus, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Renowned for its ancient stone temples with fine carvings, Mandi is also known as the "Varanasi of the Hills".
Day 6 - Mandi/Shimla
Embark onto the next destination, Shimla, the capital of Himachal province. This was once the British summer capital during the Raj Era. View the colonial era architecture still prominent throughout this city.
Day 7 - Shimla
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.
Day 8 - Shimla/Delhi
Take the World Heritage-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka. Switch to the Shatabdi Express for the rest of the journey back to Delhi, with dinner included on board.
Day 9 - Delhi
Depart at any time.