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This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 98991 75771
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Reviewed yesterday

I went with a friend and found the grounds so extremely meditative, with running water and beautiful trees engulfing the hotel temple and restaurants. There were rooms with young Tibetans doing wood carvings, thanka..paintings all by hand. It was beautiful to see the intricate work...More

Thank 123susan456
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An hour's drive from Dharamshala, the Norbulingka Institute should figure in your itinerary as it's definitely one of the best attractions around the town. Set amidst peaceful surroundings, it's a beautiful insight into the Tibetan Arts, Culture and History. The premises are well-maintained, clean and...More

Thank Richa J
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Norbulingka Institute is well worth a visit. The temple is beautiful and the various workshops (e.g. thangka painting, wood carving) showcase the artisans at work. Seeing the artisans at work really gives me a whole new appreciation of the hardwork and skill that go...More

Thank San_YSY
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to appreciate Tibetan craft and just the beauty of the garden. Hidden gem. I loved it. Nice restaurant too

Thank Rachelle6895
Reviewed 6 days ago

we went to Norbulingka on a rainy day.part of it is covered so we did not have a problem. It has a shop that sells handmade authentic clothes and artifacts. 2 resturants, one of them is casual in the open , it has good food...More

Thank ninjit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an institute to revive Tibetan culture. You have all forms of art and craft practiced here. There is also a temple, cafe, store, and museum inside the institute.

Thank Anupriya S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thus was our 4th visit in 5 years... and there will be plenty more in the future. Norbulingka Institute is a must visit for everyone who comes to Dharamshala. I can assure you that you will be awed and impressed by its positive vibrations, lush...More

Thank zeshs11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mad this a day trip down to Dharamsala while we were staying up in Mcleodganj, What. a fantastic place to visit, I don’t actually even remember how or where we got the recommendation to go here, but it was worth the visit. We just wandered...More

Thank Dion M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Work your way up to the temple via the workshops making and displaying the many forms of tibetan crafts. The temple at the top is worth the walk. Very peaceful location.

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Gives a preview of the norbulingka culture and activities and craftsmanship. Tourist place worth a visit.

Thank Jinu V
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Tejender Y
29 April 2018|
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Response from Bhawesh D | Reviewed this property |
It’s a paid visit, if I remember right it’s around Rs.40. Per person. It includes a free guide to take you through all the sections, wood craft, painting, metal craft, doll museum, the temple, cloth patch work, etc. where... More
27 December 2017|
Response from Monu8501 | Reviewed this property |
people provide tents for rent at the summit
13 March 2016|
Response from Sagira J |
May is hot and sunny. Not very sure about June.