The Black Caps have enjoyed a couple of days away from the Cricket World Cup, including having an audience with the Dalai Lama.
With six days between games the New Zealand were given two days off and a group of them spent some of that time with the Tibetan spiritual leader who lives just outside Dharamsala.
New Zealand played India in the city, which is on the edge of the Himalayas, at the weekend and play Australia there this weekend.
They were accompanied by some players’ families.
Batter Will Young says it has been great to have some time off.
“It’s a long tournament and we’re playing a lot of cricket so (it’s nice to have) the ability just to switch off a bit from the day to day travel, train and play, Young said.
“It’s nice to have back to back games at the same venue and so you do have the ability to do some things that are important to you and then switch back into cricket when the time comes.”
The New Zealanders also visited a tea plantation.