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Norbulingka Institute

P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 1892 246405
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Ranked #1 of 43 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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Siliguri, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Norbulingka, close to the Sacred Heart School, is named after the Dalai Lama's summer palace in Lhasa. Apart from a prayer hall (with a gilded statue of the Buddha as its mainstay and several intricately painted thangkas on its walls), the complex has a cheery hotel, a doll museum, a cafe which sells amazing tea cakes, a shop selling artefacts,... More

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Auroville, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My wife and I are staying in McLeod Ganj. We took a bus to Dharamsala bus station and a taxi from there which is 250 rupees. The Institute is away from the main city. Our first impression itself was a wow! There is a small entrance fee to get into the institute. The set up is beautiful and there are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A great day out for an introduction & glimpse into Tibetan Art and Craft and culture! Charming hosts! Definitely a must visit if in Dharamsala.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It would take around 3 hours for one to see the place... but it is really a must see ... The property is very well developed and do not miss the free guide.. Also the south indian filter coffee....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Excellent courtesy of the tour guide within the institute! Also they do not charge for their service. The self-sustained institute is a must watch if you are in 50km zone of Dharamshala!!!

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Calangute, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A well organised and well laid out premises, typical Tibetan feeling once you enter. The art and craft preservation center nowadays so important as old art is dying out in these days of modern technology,. But modern tech is helping out the art, have seen the artists with a note pad enlarging the painting which they have to imitate and... More

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The institute is nestled on a hill side and is built with zen like architecture which has been integrated very creatively with colourful tibetian art. Every object in the place has been tastefully designed and the guest house has all the latest amenities along with the most delicately carved furnishings which are made within the institute. The best part is... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This institute is situated in quiet surroundings a little away from the center of Dharamshala. It has a peaceful air and is a beautiful and informative place of visit in Dharmshala. There are huge trees and colourful flags to lend both greenery and color. At the office on entry we were asked if we needed a guide. It's good we... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The overall ambiance, the temples, and the shops offering the Tibetan crafts. The variety of affordable restaurants.

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

Don't miss this place if you're in Dharamshala. You'll find a great monastery, museums, a beautiful handicraft sales house, doll house, and a small but nice restaurant that serves yummy food. It's a great place to spend couple of hours or meditate for the whole day.

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