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Norbulingka Institute

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Address: P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
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+91 189 224 6405

This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

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Peace...tranquility...love...happiness...gratitude all wafts in the air of Norbulingka Institute. The place is well kept and maintained by the monks and houses the 'seat of... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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There were few monks around and the ones we saw were all with expensive phones/watches and foot wear, our guide informed that that most are living on grants provided for the Tibetan refugees despite being offered Indian citizenship which they refuse otherwise they would not get the grants, whole thing is a bit of a sham, prices in the shop... More 

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Peace...tranquility...love...happiness...gratitude all wafts in the air of Norbulingka Institute. The place is well kept and maintained by the monks and houses the 'seat of happiness temple'. This Institute set up in 1988 for the preservation of Tibetan art and culture is a place one must spend some time...the institute shoppe is a definitely worth a visit...

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little far away from the centre of activity whether you are staying in McLeodganj or Dharamsala but once you get there the beauty and the architecture of the place simply takes your breath away....The whole setup and maintenance of the institute is lovely and some of the things on display make it worth the entry....do take a guide... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an institute with a garden cafe , restaurant , dolls museum , different classes for wood work and few other things as well . They have a free guide who will take you around and explain everything. Tickets are for 40 INR per person

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Gurgaon, India, Asia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit and click lots of pics. Nirling cafe inside the institute is a delight. various workshops keep you busy

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An artist colony that is a beautiful place to visit. the grounds are beautifully maintained and the colors are magnificent. Walk amid tall conifers and bamboo. Look for the Peace Pole.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The doll museum was my favourite. Was very nice to know about norbulinga from the guide and the ambience was very nice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Calm, quite residential institute for great learning for student for painting, sculpture making stream. Have great restaurant for excellent coffee, too.

New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Norbulingka Institute gives a snippet of the Tibetan life in the form of their art, architecture, crafts, temple, etc. Named after the palace in Tibet, Norbulingka Institute is doing its bit in preserving and promoting the culture of Tibet. There is a lot to see in the Institute so keep at least 1-2 hours free in hand. There is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to this place twice - not for their products or museum (have to be honest here) but for the sheer beauty in design and landscape that this Japanese architecture allows you to be in. Perfectly balanced sounds of water as you enter, in the forms of water streaks and tiny falls, lending beauty to the place that is... More 

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