1 The toy train
A rattly ride through stunning mountain scenery to the Raj-era hill station of Shimla.
A short detour en route to Kinnaur will be rewarded with fine views of the Sutlej Valley and a visit to the atmospheric Bhimakali temple.
Buddhist pilgrimage site based around a sacred lake, with monasteries, temples, caves and hermitages.
This relaxing hill station, home of the Dalai Lama, is an ever-popular place for rest, meditation retreats and trekking.
5 Dhauladhar trek
A fantastic five-day trek leading through Dhauladhar forest to the Indrahar Pass, visiting traditional villages.
This quiet spot high up on the side of the Kullu Valley is a great place to relax and enjoy sweeping views.
7 Spiti Valley
Tiny Tibetan villages and beautiful white gompas dot Spiti’s astonishing, weathered landscape.
8 Manali–Leh Highway
The second highest road in the world, passing through a vast wilderness between Himachal’s honeymoon capital and Ladakh.