Covering a length of 2,400km and offering most of the highest mountains in the world, the mighty Himalaya has always amazed and possessed those who walk its hallowed paths and is the source of the great and holy rivers of the Indian Subcontinent. Residents of its steep hills have developed their own highly independent and enclosed cultures, worshipping the taller peaks as gods.
The Himalaya to this day draws visitors to its darkest corners and most challenging mountains. Residents of its steep hills have developed their own highly independent and enclosed cultures, worshipping the taller peaks as gods. To the west, Ladakh is a Tibetan enclave, providing stunning scenery and ideal to visit in the summer. In the lower foothills you will find former colonial hill stations such as Shimla, Mussoorie and Almora. The former Kingdom of Sikkim is tucked between Nepal and Bhutan and is a perfect place to trek. To the the south you will find Darjeeling with its many tea estates and colonial hotels.
Taj Swarna Amritsar
Amritsar, Himalaya, India
Taj Swarna Amritsar, the latest luxury hotel to join Taj Hotels, is a elegant hotel in the heart of Amritsar, Punjab. Just 2km from Sri Ram Tirath Temple and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, its a great base to explore the temples of this fascinating city.
Shakti Kumaon Village Houses
The Shakti Village Houses are located around the town of Almora in Uttaranchal. They are all a couple of hours walk from one another and offer the chance to experience the local customs and way of life of this stunning Himalayan location.
Shakti Ladakh Village Houses
Ladakh, Himalaya, India
The Shakti Ladakh Village Houses maximise the authentic experience of witnessing rural Himalayan life, yet have been uniquely renovated to produce comfortable havens, blending old world Himalayan charm with a dash of sophistication.
The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa
Chandigarh, Himalaya, India
Oberoi Sukhvilas is a relaxing haven in the foothills of the Himalayas, and is a perfect place for a peaceful stay with stunning scenery. Stay in beautiful tents or rooms, and enjoy the wonderful spa here - a perfect place to relax after an adventure.
The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Thiksey, Himalaya, India
The Ultimate Travelling Camp moves to Ladakh in the summer months from mid June to the end of September. Their Chamba Camp in Thiksey provides sumptuous tented accommodation, from which you are able to explore this magical part of India in style.
The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Diskit, Nubra Valley
Diskit, Himalaya, India
The Ultimate Travelling Camp moves to Ladakh in the summer months from mid June to the end of September. Their Diskit Camp in Nubra Valley provides more eco-tented accommodation, for a more rural experience on this nomadic voyage.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas an Oberoi Resort
Shimla, Himalaya, India
Wildflower Hall was once the estate of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, and is located about 13kms from the hill station of Shimla on top of a knoll overlooking a backdrop of high Himalaya and rolling foothills. A perfect mountain retreat.
360º Leti is an exceedingly innovative and ambitious project, offering truly luxurious cottages against the backdrop of stunning Himalayan peaks and vast valleys. It is quite simply the ultimate Himalayan Hideaway.
Ananda In The Himalayas
Near Rishikesh, Himalaya, India
An incredible destination spa set in the Himalayan foothills in the grounds of a Maharaja's palace. The award-winning spa provides a complete range of therapeutic treatments from the traditional Ayurvedic system. Ideal for a few days rest or a full week.
McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himalaya, India
The Chonor House is a small Tibetan themed boutique hotel owned by the Tibetan Government in Exile and located just a 10-minute walk to the heart of McLeod Ganj. With traditional Tibetan decoration, this simple hotel really reflects the destination.
Highlights of India's Himalayan Foothills
Amritsar, Chandigarh, Shimla, Delhi & Jaipur
This wonderful itinerary guides you through the highlights of northern India, taking in the Punjabi capital of spiritual Amritsar, the heights of Shimla and some of Northern India's most famous cities. Over the 11 fantastic nights you’ll also get the chance to explore the colonial city of Delhi and the culturally impressive city of Jaipur. Slightly...
GBP £6,200 pp
Ladakh In Style
Delhi, Nubra & Thiksey
India has so much to offer which is especially true of the Ladakh region. High in the Himalayas, boasting dramatic and spectacular scenery this is a beautiful area of the world to explore. This itinerary is perfect for those that want to get off the beaten track and enjoy an adventure but also like their comforts and travelling in style, which you...
GBP £5,600 pp
Delhi, Shatki Village Walk & Leti
Delve into this remarkably unspoilt corner of the Indian Himalayas with this walking itinerary. You’ll have the chance to explore the incredible region of Uttarkhand, which has remained largely unchanged for centuries, allowing you to experience an untouched culture under the shadow of the towering Himalayas. You will probably be the only tourists...
GBP £8,100 pp