Cycling India's Hill Stations

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Cycle through stunning scenery

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Duration: 16 Days
Starts in: India
Group Size: 4-16

Operated by:

Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.

Itinerary

Start Amritsar.

Visit Golden Temple; transfer to Pragpur.

Cycle to Kangra through traditional villages and scenic valleys; optional visit to Kangra Fort.

A long steady uphill climb to McLeod Ganj (2000m); late afternoon sightseeing.

To Andretta (1100m) via Norblingka Institute on the undulating back roads below the Dhaula Dhar range.

Continue towards Jogindernagar via Baijnath Temple.

Cycle to the historic temple town of Mandi; time to explore the town and old temples.

An easier day cycling along the Beas River to Larji in the lower part of the Kulu Valley.

A challenging day cycling through traditional remote villages to Shoja (2600m).

Climb to the Jalori Pass (3223m) for fantastic views across the Pir Pinjal and the great Himalaya; downhill to Luhri.

Another climb to Narkanda (2700m) for stunning views of the peaks on the Tibetan border.

Cycle to the famous hill station of Shimla.

Free day to explore Shimla.

Take Viceroy's narrow gauge 'Toy Train' to Kalka; connect with onward train to Delhi.

Free day to explore India's capital.

End Delhi.

Additional Information

A superb ride taking us through a huge variety of scenery and the endless variety of India - the incomparable Golden Temple of the Sikhs at Amritsar, the home of the Dalai Lama at McLeod Ganj, the fascinating Hindu temple town of Mandi and the magnificent former capital of British India at Shimla. In between are quiet country roads, frequent superb views of the Himalaya glinting in the distance and the satisfaction of reaching the highpoint of the Jalori Pass.

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