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Norbulingka Institute

Address: P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
Phone Number: +91 1892 246405
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Ranked #2 of 46 things to do in Dharamsala
Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's very well laid out and has a variety of activities to see. The dolls museum is truly amazing and the staff very helpful.

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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The garden was designed by a Japanese person, and you can tell by it's simplicity and beauty. The temple is just like Tibetan temples, with paintings, carvings, thangkas. It is a treat to see people working on these crafts. The gift shop is extremely expensive when you are used to bargaining in street stalls, but it has real, quality crafts... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very nicely made and peaceful place. You can see Tibetan handicraft here. a nice monastery is also there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Got to experience the authentic Tibetian culture! Great place! Calm and peaceful . Wonderful well maintained gardens. Truly a joy to visit.

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Prashant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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176 reviews 176 reviews
154 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Norbulingka Institute is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans. Norbulingka produces high quality, traditionally crafted art objects, as well as clothing and home furnishings. All these are displayed in gift shop for sale. But the price of these goods is very high. We bought a T-shirt as a souvenir. It... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved the monastery - so calm and serene. Also loved the gift shop - had some amazing pieces of art and furniture. Came across it totally unexpectedly but its now one of my favourite places in Dharmsala.

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The setting is serene. We enjoyed the free guided tour conducted by a young refugee. He took us to visit each craft workshop, the main temple and the doll museum and explained Tibetan culture, art and religion in detail. From him we found out how a thangka artist is trained and what makes an authentic thangka. We also learnt a... More 

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Paternoster, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Situated in beautiful surroundings. Stunning Tibetan artwork. Unfortunately, totally geared towards wealthy western tourists. Prices are crazy. From the entry fee right throughout I got the impression is all about making money, lots of it. Sad really. The garden restaurant, although in tranquil surroundings, is just as overpriced and the service was terrible. Our waiter hardly spoke any English and... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The place is amazingly quiet and tranquil. its full of trees inside and feels like it is cut off from the rest of the world. a great escape for people especially from cities. the rooms have Tibetan art (wardrobes etc). you can see the artists working on Tibetan artwork (Thangka) which sell for tens of thousands and lacs of rupees...the... More 

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Kangra, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

a very beautiful place , it has a very awe inspiring garden and the workshops there are a must visit where various artists work on their respective crafts !!!

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