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Norbulingka Institute

P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 189 224 6405
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This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“doll museum” (118 reviews)
“tibetan art” (82 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 189 224 6405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful place and I have been there so many times but I still like visiting when I am in Dharamshala. There is so much to learn about the Tibetian culture. You can attend workshops too. Visit the temple, have a cup of coffee...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tranquil Japanese inspired place to wander around/reflect/meditate, the workshops are really interesting offering opportunities for people to learn/preserve Tibetan art, Thangka painting, appliqué , woodcarving. Their is a shop selling beautiful crafts (also one in McLeod Ganj) cafe/restaurant, and also accommodation available within the...More

Thank jameslesleyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a peaceful place. Having never been introduced to Tibetan art, this institute was a treat for my senses! If you're an art lover, do visit this place. Make sure you have some time in hand. Grab some coffee and sit in the...More

Thank anubhuti j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It truly amazes me to see how the Tibetan refugees are self sufficient in everything and so creative. They have several sections to work on like this wood carving, wood painting, ceramics, painting, etc and are absolutely non violent. The place is very charming. On...More

Thank Manish29Gupta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting this place. Did chanting with kids in the Buddha hall. The location, food and ambience is excellent. The tour guide was disinterested, but there are some art workers working on wood, metal etc. The shop products are over priced

Thank ShilpaGol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with Streetschool, an excellent South African initiative that arranges and accompanies groups on street learning. As a Tibetan arts and craft center in exile, it is not just unique, but a haven of perseverance, commitment and tranquility.

Thank WolfStinnes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its worth taking the free Guide service to appreciate the Japanese themed gardens and the building architecture itself ....

Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place with little expectations..as not many people knew about this institute. But i found this place the best place in the whole town. It has a beautiful Buddhist temple, multiple museums depicting Tibetan art and culture, a fabulous restaurant and exhibition where...More

Thank nidhi a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The resturant and the ambience of the place is very nice. The souvenir shop n doll museum are interesting.

Thank V3AS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place for Tibetan Art and Culture. Green and quiet place. No guide available - so stroll around by yourself .

Thank Ajay K
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13 March 2016|
Response from Sagira J |
May is hot and sunny. Not very sure about June.
15 October 2015|
Response from Sagira J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Mc Leod Gunj is the area where you need to be if you want to see places. Norbulingka Institute where the Norling House is in Dharashala which is 20 - 30 minutes car-ride to Mc Leod Gunj and far removed from the buzz... More
Venkat T
1 June 2015|
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Response from Sagira J | Reviewed this property |
HI Venkat, The Norbulingka Institute is open from 9am to 6pm. The tour will take you about 30 - 40 minutes and totally worth your time if you'd like to appreciate Tibetan art and culture. They have a free tour guide of the... More