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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This is training institute and there is a shop which sells the artifacts made in this institute. Nice cafe where you can relax and have good cakes ad beverages. i visit this place for its tranquility and serenity,which i felt in every visit.

5  Thank vjdhall1951
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 April 2015

This place is meant to showcase Tibetan art. The stark beautiful landscape could have inspired so much of beautiful art. Unfortunately all we saw was religious motifs, buddhist mixed with native religious potrayals of mythical creatures. It was as if all the artists involved were...More

4  Thank DrSPMathew
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Reviewed today via mobile

We can get to see the Tibetian culture. The workshops are quite educative. We can see the apprentices and their masters doing some masterpieces. The Buddha's temple is worth seeing and based on Tibetian culture. The entrance fees is Rs 50 per person. From the...More

Thank mksrevathi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you would like to witness how an oppressed people maintain their art and culture, this is the place to do it. No flag waving or sword shaking here, just talented artists exercising their right to practice their culture, and keep their heritage alive. A...More

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will see and experience the overall Tibetian culture and artifacts here. Especially Doll Museum. Artist preparing or working on some artifacts and you can watch them.

Thank devender
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If u want to see and feel.the tyranny of the Chinese on Tibetians, this is a place to be seen. It showcases the high resilience of the Tibetians against an aggressor and their resolve to retain their culture. You wont need a history book to...More

1  Thank 786siddharthad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Norbulingka Institute is a must-visit in Dharamsala. It's an institution that seeks to preserve Tibetan art and culture through fellowships in various handicrafts (woodwork, thangkas, painting, etc.). You can watch the artists creating in person, and the venue is situated in a lovely green...More

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was spellbound by the artists working their magic on sculpting stones, colouring canvases, carving wood and stitching clothes. The peaceful quaint place inspires you to look for talent hidden within you.

1  Thank neha_traveldiary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated a considerable distance outside the town (you'll need a taxi to get there). Quite a lot to see, including various workshops,and the building and surrounds are lovely, but the shop is horrendously expensive. Worth the effort.

Thank durham05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has always been a pleasure to visit the Institute and enjoy the surroundings of Norbulingka. I visited several years back and it has maintained the serenity it had several years back. I missed seeing the artisans at work this time (maybe due to the...More

Thank sabharim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying very close at the Devine Hema which by the way is outstanding. The Norbulingka Institute is a beautiful serene place which is a must see. It is a community of artisans keeping Tibetan culture alive. Has a interesting doll museum and beautiful...More

Thank Mary12Auckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed being at the place. The painting they made were super amazing. And the food in the restaurant is too yummy to miss. Must go place

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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.