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

When to visit

Jan 19°c
Feb 22°c
Mar 27°c
Apr 34°c
May 34°c
Jun 31°c
Jul 30°c
Aug 30°c
Sep 30°c
Oct 29°c
Nov 26°c
Dec 22°c
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