1 Char Dham

The pilgrim circuit to the four sacred sites of Garhwal reveals a cross-section of the Indian Himalayas’ most superb scenery.

2 Haridwar

The spectacular nightly aarti ceremony in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities sees thousands of the devout sending candles down the Ganges.

3 Rishikesh

This busy pilgrimage place on the banks of the turquoise Ganges is a renowned yoga and meditation centre.

4 Gangotri

Trek beyond the tree line to the Gaumukh Glacier, source of the Ganges, where sadhus offer accommodation for spiritual retreats.

5 Valley of the Flowers

The lush meadows of this remote, hidden valley are a botanist’s dream: come in monsoon season to see the flowers in full bloom.

6 Kuari Pass trek

A five-day trail through the upper reaches of Garhwal, offering stunning views of the Great Himalayan Watershed.

7 Corbett Tiger Reserve

Established in the 1930s, India’s most famous nature reserve is renowned for its population of tigers.

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