Covering India’s most north eastern region are the epic landscapes of the world’s highest mountain range – the Himalayas. From the Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar, the gateway to many of the delights of the mountains, to the relics of the British Raj in Shimla, this region has so much to offer and is the ideal destination of you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors and some of earth’s most spectacular vistas. Get a different perspective on the mountains in Nepal or Bhutan.
- Shimla was once the summer capital of the British Raj and today you can soak up the colonial charm or take a trip on the historic Kalka Shimla railway
- This a very spiritual region, and is often touted as one of the best destinations for a wellness holiday with Ayurvedic retreats scatted throughout the foothills
- Home to the famous Golden Temple, the city of Amritsar sits at the heart of the nation’s Sikhism religion
- The tranquil town of Rishikesh has been a popular spiritual retreat since the Beatles visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in 1968
Himalaya holiday highlights
The Himalayas are a spiritual ground that encompass both Hinduism and Buddhism and represent the sheer power and beauty that nature can bestow.
Find serenity in beautiful Amritsar, the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. Amritsar is home to one of the most incredible places in India, the Golden Temple. Declared the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla is known for its warm climate and Victorian architecture.
For the ultimate rejuvenation of mind, body and soul, book in to the destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas. In the Eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling is as famous for its tea as its Heritage miniature steam train.