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Norbulingka Institute

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Address: P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
Phone Number: +91 1892 246405
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This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

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This place is full of diversity from Tibet. Well maintained and well established by the tibetan association. People are allowed in with a ticket.. Its a nice place with a lot to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gurveer S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is full of diversity from Tibet. Well maintained and well established by the tibetan association. People are allowed in with a ticket.. Its a nice place with a lot to see and do around.. There are institutes to learn tibetan thangka painting and thangka making(tibetan wall hanging paintings). And there are places for buying stuff as well. The... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is like a huge complex. It has a little cafe, an institute, a monastery etc. The classes are conducted there it self.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the institute for 2 nights. booking tour they offered. It's great great great. The accommodation was fascinating. We went to main temple for the morning chanting, taking time to see the wonderful Tibetan traditional skill, enjoyed the delicious meal in the restaurant in the garden. Next time we will stay longer. Thanks for everything they offered.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norbulingka is one place which one can never review properly in words . No review can ever do justice to Norbulingka and the beauty it possesses . It goes beyond anything . The way they have preserved nature , used the sound of water to maximum use and the artifacts on show , it all culminates into a real masterpiece... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing craftmanship in the Tibetan enclave of Dharamshala. Set out around the central temple, the teaching workshops of tibetan crafts surprise you with the beauty and skilled hands of the students you see learning their crafts. A good visit lasting several hours all within a garden of true peacefulness and tranquility.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since its an institute, may be some art/painting students can enjoy better. It was a decent place though. Since its little far from Dharamsala, we were expecting it to have some breathtaking views like what we have seen in some monasteries. Though it didnot give any dazzling views of the mountain it was very calm place and that was really... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a huge temple complex n very pretty. We tried their butter tea which is salty n more like soup but totally worth trying. There was some dalai lama birthday celebration happening n people were in their traditional clothes dancing. We asked permission and joined. Slowly all tourists started joining in and it was one of the most fun things!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The landscaping is very nice and the museum of the tribals is interesting. We were looking forward to seeing the various artists at work, but were unable to and which was disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Well on the same trip where I reviewed Bob and barley ..I went to Norbulinga institute and believe me if you want landscaping ideas in nature nothing can beat Norbulinga . Beautiful work in Nature and nice shop of Tibetans Art Work ..

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Ahmedabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

One of the finest place in this trip. A free guide is must. A heart wrenching history and blood soaked geography of Tibet moves you totally.

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