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Views from Lodge, Shakti 360 Leti, Kumaon, India

Himalayan Foothills

See a different side to India that has captured the hearts and minds of travellers for centuries.

The mighty Himalayas spanning Northern India acts as a natural border between neighbours China, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan and Bhutan. A holiday to India including time in the Himalayan foothills offers some of the most wonderful scenery in the world.

The unique hill culture of the various regions has been fostered and protected for generations. Little-known trekking and walking routes offer a fascinating insight into the more remote regions, surrounded by panoramic views of the vast mountain range.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Visit The Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple, the spiritual nerve centre of the Sikh faith.

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Himalayan Tribes

Experience spectacular views of the Himalayas whilst discovering hidden hill tribes and their unique way of life.

Aarti at Rishikesh

A visit to the holy town of Rishikesh must include the extraordinary prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges with the drums, horns, fire dances and smell of burning incense.

Walking Routes

Visit Himachal Pradesh which offers some of the most untouched walking routes.

India’s Old Hill Stations

Explore glorious old hill stations that take you back to the times of the Raj.


  • Amritsar
  • Dharamshala
  • Rishikesh
Buddhist Monastery, Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India
Manali, India

A little more about Trekking in the Himalayas

Two weeks can happily be spent exploring Shimla, the British summer capital, followed by a drive to Dharamshala to visit the Dalai Lama and learn about the Tibetan settlements. A night in Mandi en route to Nagaur and Manali for some trekking is a wonderfully varied and fulfilling journey. Other places of interest in this region are the holy city of Rishikesh and Uttaranchal, which offer some remote and unspoilt hill villages and excellent walking.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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