LOOKING TO HAVE A DEEPER CONNECT WITH THE HIMALAYAS?
Lower Himalayan (3 Days Virtual)
How does architecture evolve and blend into the present, how does it influence identity?
What are the nuances of architecture and its place in the past?
How did religion play a deep role in the lives of the ancient Egyptians? What were the ancient practices? What were their death rituals involving mummification? What were the myths and legends relating to their gods and goddesses? Why did Egyptian religion come to an end?
How does one understand Hindu and Buddhist Iconography? what are the salient features? What symbolism stories do Iconographic elements convey?
What is so unique about symbolism and motifs in the Himalayas? What do these symbols and motifs tell us about the cognition of Himalayan people? How does the present interact with the Himalayan past through symbols and motifs?
Ancient Egypt is mysterious to the core. With the decipherment of Egyptian Rosetta Stone by a French Scholar, Jean-Champollion (1790-1832), ancient Egypt became more accessible. How were the Hieroglyphics written? How did the writing system record the Ancient Egyptian language?
Middle Himalayan (7 Days Virtual)
Why do we study the past? Why is it even relevant? How have people in the past navigated life? What can we learn from their mistakes and innovations? How can we make a sustainable future?
What is Tantra? Why is it so misconstrued? How does one understand Tantra in its Himalayan setting? What are the mysterious practices relating to the Tantric sects ?
Private Course (3 Months Virtual)
Have you ever wanted to know about these mystical mountains, their geography, mention in ancient texts, history, culture, rituals, and customs that make the Himalayas truly unique?
Higher Himalayan (On Campus)
Learn about the sacred and profane as it plays out in architectural built forms. Students will engage with architecture, context, landscape and how it all connects to a lived experience from the past unto the present.
How does one engage with the past? what are the theories of archaeology? How does one understand the past practically in the field? How does one explore and survey sites?
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EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE
With the purpose of sensitizing travelers to the incredible heritage of the Himalayas, the Institute holds curated and well researched Heritage walks. We take groups and individuals.
We plan curated archaeological, anthropological and mountaineering expeditions based on research projects in the Himalayas.
The Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies Foundation was recently established in a small hamlet in the Kullu valley in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The inspiration for setting up the Institute came from a place of deep insight. In our quest toward settling in life, we focus on specializing in a particular subject or following a profession. The Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies Foundation was recently established in a small hamlet in the Kullu valley in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The inspiration for setting up the Institute came from a place of deep insight. In our quest toward settling in life, we focus on specializing in a particular subject or following a profession.
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