1st Day in Dharamsala
After a trip to Old Delhi to explore the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the group headed directly to the domestic airport only to be informed that their scheduled flight from Delhi to Dharamsala was canceled due to inclement weather. Rather than stay another night in Delhi and risk losing out on some of the planned itinerary, the group decided to make an overland journey northward. Global LAB enlisted a convoy of private cars/drivers to take the group up to Chandighar, where they spent the night, before continuing on in the morning to arrive in Dharamsala. After settling into their hotel, they explored of bit of the town, had a talk with scholars from Dharamsala College regarding Hinduism, art, and poetry, and visited local Hindu temples.
Tomorrow morning they will start with a walk to the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration complex and the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. Geshe Lhakdor La, Director of the Library and translator for the Dalai Lama, will give the group a talk on Buddhism.
Tracy reports that the weather is nice and crisp in Dharamsala and that the girls have been marveling at the spectacular views of the Himalayan valley below from the hotel.