A journey to Amritsar and Shimla in northern India will take you to the regions of Punjab and Himalayan Himachal Pradesh. Amritsar’s Golden Temple is a spectacular, glistening sight and arguably India's most atmospheric and experiential monument. Watching the parade at the Wagah border is a must, as is a Punjabi street food tour through the back lanes of Amritsar. A stay in the flat farmlands of Punjab is also a great option for a unique insight into Punjabi life.
Shimla, India’s most well-known hill station and largest town in Himachal Pradesh, is a scenic town that offers a relaxing and cool respite from the blistering heat. There is plenty of British history to learn about, and a journey on the Himalayan Queen is a quintessential Shimla experience.