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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were suggested this place by a friend who had heard of it. I was told that its away from the city and quiet and has decent rooms. What we got insted was a real plesant shock as the rooms were just amazing, each room has a lively theme and it was so well done up that we fell in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Norbulingka Institute as they say is the "heart of Tibetan culture". It is a massive campus which houses green zen like gardens lined with rows and rows of prayer flags, a guest house, a gorgeous little cafe under the trees, tons of workshops and much more. There's a doll museum which depicts the different Tibetan cultures and various phases in... More

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited the Institute, and instantly del in love with all their work of art. Preservation of Tibitean art is the main aim of the institute, and the quality of work is exceedingly good. Though expensive, it is still worth the price. The lay out of the various art centres and nice, the surroundings are very peaceful... and all of... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I visited this place around May 2014. The place is quite amazing and beautiful. It's too quite inspite of people being there. It's theme is totally based on Tibetian culture. Beautiful peices of art and histories well preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful architecture and people ! Loved the Tangka paintings and their carvings. Feel like becoming one among the monks in redrobes after te sight. Shakyamuni Buddha's statue is splendid !

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hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a very aesthetic and clean monastery. There are craft workshops where traditional Tibetian handicrafts, painting etc are taught to Tibetian youth. There is also a shop selling excellent quality products produced within the monastery. There is a free guided tour around the monastery. There is also a quaint looking cafe that sells light snacks and tea. A must... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

The place is interesting and a must to visit for all who visit Dharmasala The Tibetian art and culture are very well portrayed

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Jorhat, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Its a place for those, who can shell out big bucks if you want to purchase anything from the shop. But if you just want to visit there, its really full of information and the temple with the Lord Buddha's Statue was the most beautiful and amazing place to look at.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice museum of Tibetian craft but very expensive. It is a good place to spend time but you need to have an interest in arts and crafts. It also has a restaurant where you will get exotic teas.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Done in Japanese Style bu Japanese architect and hence its beautiful. Nice gardens etc. They charge 20 INR entrance fees and INR 5 more if you want to see doll house. Doll house is must visit so also the other rooms for Tankha paintings etc. They say free guide is available but told us to go on our own. (Sad... More

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