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Norbulingka Institute

P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 1892 246405
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Ranked #1 of 42 Attractions in Dharamsala
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: Norbulingka Institute is approx 20kms from Mcleod Ganj towards/after passing main Dharamsala. It is an institute for preserving Tibetan culture, very... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

On the trip of Dharamshala/Mc Leodganj, this beautiful institute is a must visit place. You can purchase beautiful Sculpture or Paintings from here. Hummingbird Cafe is in the premises of the institute. Cafe is bit expensive but serves great food.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The place is good to see around but many do not know that they charge you an entry fee. No point buying stuff fromt here. It is expensive as if they are the only diamond sellers.

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited this place in may 2014 believe me guys this is a must visit destination in dharamsala. The greenery is nice and you can also see some very nice birds. The statue of buddha is majestic. We had masala tea at the in-house cafe which was amazing

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love this place. I can spend a day there. Have lunch in the lovely restaurant. Walk in the workshops. Enjoy the nice gardens. No place like this in himachel

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you're interested in Buddhist culture you will love this place, because it has wonderful temple and interesting buildings around. Environment is soooo beautiful there!

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a private institute that runs to promote Tibetian arts and crafts. They have an in house store that sells expensive Tibetian arts and crafts. The institute also runs three hotels of its own - chonor house( opposite the Dalai lama temple), sarkong house (at the market square - budget hotel) and norling house inside the institute. The hotels... More

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Surat Thani Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Dharamshala is a most popular hill station There sidescen point is very natural like dal lake, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Fall etc. All side is look realt natural scean. Tibet Musiam is also nice. There are got alltypes of food. This place is good for Kides, Young and old person. There foods and clearity is so good. its trip is very... More

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Dehradun, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place was just a short drive away from our hotel in Dharamshala and we arrived here after breakfast and spent the day exploring. The start was little disappointing as we did not get a guide to take us around as they told us that all the guides are pre-booked for a group. Not a very good start, but my... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When we first reached there it was partially closed , so we went again day after tomorrow morning and it was fully alive place, very neat and clean plus peaceful place. Temple is too good, and you can just sit for hours for peace. they have many different rooms for many activities which are good , doll museum is also... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited this place in July and was completely taken in by the beautiful gardens, mesmerized by the serene tranquil environment. The place was adorned by these delightful water-bodies which made my 8 year old jump and hop around the place with excitement! There were separate workshops in progress for thangka painting, wood-carving, weaving, metal sculpture. We even got a... More

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