Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala

4.6
Discover Tibetan literature and art at Norbulingka Institute, dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture. Take a tour of the facility to see traditional Tibetan and modern techniques combined in the creation of statues, thangka paintings (Tibetan Buddhist paintings using cotton or silk applique), wood carving, papermaking, and metal craft. Exhibits introduce you to Tibetan history, traditions, and beliefs, offering a window into a proud culture and preserving it for future generations. The center produces artworks for sale to support this self-sustaining community, and also offers workshops where you can try your hand at a range of artistic techniques and styles. Put Norbulingka Institute into our Dharamsala trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dharamsala.
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  • beautiful garden. learn about Dalai Lama and Tibetan culture. You can even purchase Tibetan things from shop there.  more »
  • Camera jus cannot capture what the eyes witnesses.. It is very bfully made. The greenary around, the peace, the colors they speak for themselves. Shouldnt afford to miss it  more »
  • The gardens, temple and workshops of Norbulinka Institute are a travel photographer's paradise. You learn so much about this threatened culture, just walking around and exploring. Not to be missed. Th...  more »
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  • This institute is located close to Dharamsala. Reaching here is easy by cab or own car. Parking space is limited in paid parking. The road branching off from main road is pathetic and there’s no crossing space even for cars. The institute however is refreshingly pleasant. The restaurant and cafe are nice but accept only cash. That’s not helpful for someone not carrying enough cash. The fishes in the water tank appear well fed. The water streams and lawns have been maintained well. The main temple offers a peaceful meditating place for the ones looking for it.
  • Calm, serene and peaceful! It has Tibetan Souvenir shop, photography studio, hand painted pillars and walls! If you want to find peace and also learn more about Tibetan culture, you should visit this institute. Beautiful layout and clean surrounding. It also has it's own cafe and pond!
  • A nice place to visit. Greenery is awsm, ambience is good. Can feel the peace and serenity of the place. They have doll museum, art centre and many more such small ventures inside though I was not lucky to explore those as they were closed. Tickets also costs reasonable. Buddha statue is magnificent.
  • A good place to visit. The institute is a UNESCO world heritage site. Metal works of this place are popular among visitors. They also have shops inside for the display and selling of their products.
  • Extremely beautiful, peacefull place. Brings out a art n painting of Tibetan culture. So many beautiful pet dogs lie around. Temple also inside. Can see doll museum. Its worth a visit.
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