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Norbulingka Institute

P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 98991 75771
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This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“doll museum” (130 reviews)
“tibetan art” (95 reviews)
“free guide” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
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+91 98991 75771
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"doll museum"
in 130 reviews
"tibetan art"
in 95 reviews
"free guide"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
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"water bodies"
in 14 reviews
"in house"
in 13 reviews
"tibetan food"
in 15 reviews
"guided tour"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 52 reviews
"for sale"
in 12 reviews
"prayer flags"
in 17 reviews
"entry fee"
in 16 reviews
"must visit place"
in 45 reviews
"buddha temple"
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"couple of hours"
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"main temple"
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"dalai lama"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Already when entering the Institute you will feel the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere in the Japanese inspired gardens. Have a walk around and just breath in this ambiance. There is a small puppet museum showing the history of the Tibetan culture. Main site is the...More

Thank Marion M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its one of the beautiful place in Dharamshala. It depicts their culture. People are highly talented. It took them few days to complete one single painting as it requires lot of fine work. They sell off those paintings to earn their livelihood. But the cost...More

Thank RuchiraKhandelwal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to stay there forever it was so beautiful. The place has a good restaurant and a merchandise shop that I loved. The art is really beautiful. Though I wish they showed us how they were doing the art better. I wish there was...More

Thank travelphobia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norbulingka Institute is a must visit destination in Dharamsala. The place is surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowing water from streams. They have guided tours available. The entry ticket is nominal. Norbulingka Institute was founded in 1988 by Kelsang and Kim Yeshi at Sidhpur, near...More

Thank Aryan2007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must visit place if you are Dharamshala. The complex is really well maintained with a lot of good stuff to see. Make sure to get some food at the restaurant and confectionery store inside the institute.

Thank twodtwor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful Japanese garden surrounds the lovely Norbulingka institute. They have free guided tours that take you to the different parts of the place. There is a lovely monastery and a nice Dolls museum. The souvenir shop is really nice. The stuff in the shop...More

Thank lubna2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of all the places that we have at Dharamshala, Norbulingka gives a deep insight in the Tibetan Arts and Culture. Moreover to that one gets to see what effort goes in those amazing paintings, carvings, statues that are seen. Inside it is beautifully done...More

Thank Anirban_Mandal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Requires a minimum of 4-5 hrs... Free guided tour available.. Entry at rs40... Has an restaurant, temple, workshops, museums inside... Accepts cards...

Thank Manu_Thetraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its on Dharamshala - palampur road.The place is full of trees and plants.The entrance is very good.The prayer hall is very soulful.Buddha statue is huge and paintings on the wall depicts Tibetan culture.Doll house is a must visit.

Thank doc_geet
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautifully designed, great views, craftsmen at work, incredible meditation gompa... peaceful place to wander around, take photos and have either a meal or a coffee and cake...

Thank maryjane p
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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
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RitaSmith1
27 December 2017|
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Response from Monu8501 | Reviewed this property |
people provide tents for rent at the summit
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Smashcbe
13 March 2016|
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Response from Sagira J |
May is hot and sunny. Not very sure about June.
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