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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.


G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
Golden Temple visit and evening Wagah border ceremony (Amritsar)
McLeod Ganj orientation walk
Bhagsunag visit
Toy train between Shimla and Kalka
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $969
Start Location
Delhi, India
End Location
Delhi, India
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Group
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
31 Aug 201808 Sep 201813AUD $1,019
07 Sep 201815 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $969 
14 Sep 201822 Sep 201813AUD $1,079
28 Sep 201806 Oct 201815AUD $1,079
05 Oct 201813 Oct 20186AUD $1,079
12 Oct 201820 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $969 
19 Oct 201827 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $969 
26 Oct 201803 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $969 
02 Nov 201810 Nov 20187AUD $1,199
09 Nov 201817 Nov 201815AUD $1,199
16 Nov 201824 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $969 
30 Nov 201808 Dec 201811AUD $1,199
04 Jan 201912 Jan 201912AUD $969
18 Jan 201926 Jan 201915AUD $969
01 Feb 201909 Feb 201914AUD $969
15 Feb 201923 Feb 201912AUD $969
01 Mar 201909 Mar 201912AUD $969
22 Mar 201930 Mar 201914AUD $969
29 Mar 201906 Apr 201915AUD $969
12 Apr 201920 Apr 201914AUD $1,079
19 Apr 201927 Apr 201915AUD $1,079
03 May 201911 May 201914AUD $1,079
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 201915AUD $1,079
04 Oct 201912 Oct 201915AUD $1,079
11 Oct 201919 Oct 201915AUD $1,079
18 Oct 201926 Oct 201915AUD $1,079
25 Oct 201902 Nov 201915AUD $1,079
01 Nov 201909 Nov 201915AUD $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
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.
Day 2 - Delhi/Amritsar
Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported project, City Walk. Continue on, travelling to Amritsar by the Shatabdi Express train, with dinner served on board.
Day 3 - Amritsar
Visit the Golden Temple before witnessing the formal India-Pakistan Wagah border ceremony in the evening. Sit in the grandstands and cheer for India as the bystanders wave flags and soldiers march back and forth.
Day 4 - Amritsar/Dharamshala
Take an orientation walk around McLeod Ganj, the famous seat of the Tibetan government in exile and current home to the Dalai Lama. Opt for a tour of the Norbulingka Institute, set amongst beautiful gardens, dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture.
Day 5 - Dharamshala
Enjoy free time to explore Dharamsala.
Day 6 - Dharamshala/Shimla
Enjoy a long drive to the charming town of Shimla, high in the beautiful Himalayas.
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.