The Himalaya - India
Just a short flight from the buzz of Delhi can easily transport you to completely altered pace of life in the foothills of the Himalaya. From the colonial grandeur of Shimla to the eerie isolation of Leh and Ladakh or the spiritual centre of Rishikesh to the home of the Dali Lama in McLeod Ganj you will find an always contrasting and contradictory new facet of India!
Much of the travel in this region can be arduous, but will always be rewarding. Hotels are, in general, not of the same high standards found in other regions but there are the odd exceptions such as the magnificent Oberoi Wildflower Hall near Shimla, Ananda near Rishikesh.
We also include the spiritual home of the Sikhs, Amritsar and the magnificent Golden Temple and the Jim Corbett National Park in this section of India.