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India building block “Himachal Pradesh”

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight Delhi - Kullu - Manali

In the early morning we fly from Delhi to Kullu, already at an altitude of over 1,000 m. We look at some interesting temples here and enjoy the impressive view of the Kullu valley. Then we continue towards Manali, always along the Beas River. On the way we visit the small but very interesting fortress of Naggar, which is now a hotel. It is a fine example of the typical wood and stone architecture in Himachal.

Day 2: Manali

Today we explore the mountain town located at approx. 2,000 m. We visit the wooden temple Hadimba Devi, beautifully situated in pine forests. Old Manali also invites you to take a stroll, because the charm of an Indian mountain village has been preserved here with some old houses and the Manu Mhaharisi temple. There is also the legend of Noah's ark among the Hindus and Manu stepped ashore here after he had survived the great flood on his boat.

Day 3: Manali - Dharamsala

A long, adventurous, but also very scenic drive brings us into the Kangra Valley to Dharamsala. The road winds through small villages and tea plantations. Dharamsala is the official seat of the Tibetan government in exile and the Dalai Lama. We live in McLeod Ganj, founded in the 19th century as a British garrison.

Day 4: Dharamsala

We explore the area with our guide. Tibetan architecture and craftsmanship is cultivated in the Norbulinka Institute. Wood carvings, statues and thankas are on offer here. The Gyuto Tantric Gompa is the temporary residence of the 17th Karmapa. The Tsuglagkhang is a complex of several temples and monasteries and the official residence of the Dalai Lama is also located here. In the afternoon we can experience the monks discussing in Namgyal Monastery and visit the Tibet Museum.

Day 5: Dharamsala

One day at leisure. Immerse yourself in the Tibetan atmosphere and set out with the pilgrims on the kora (circumnavigation) around the residence of the Dalai Lama.

Day 6: Dharamsala - Amritsar

We leave "little Tibet" and go to the land of the Sikhs. We live close to the Golden Temple.

Day 7: Amritsar

The golden temple is the holiest temple and place of pilgrimage of the Sikhs and exudes a very special atmosphere. In the afternoon we drive to the Pakistan / India border crossing, because every day a Bollywood-like spectacle takes place here when the border closes. In the evening we will witness the holy book being carried “to bed”.

Day 8: Flight Amritsar - Delhi

During the day the airport transfer will take place and you will fly back to Delhi and continue your journey. You are also welcome to take the train back to Delhi, the journey takes about 6-7 hours.