Norbulingka acts as a self-sustaining community, where all members contribute to the larger vision of preserving Tibetan culture, and where the income generated is re-invested to create a better life for our staff and future Tibetan generations.
If you visit this place, I urge you all to shop something from the complete range of handmade products it offers. By purchasing their products, you will not only be promoting the preservation of rare art forms , but you will supporting the lives of artists, staff members and their families, and by extension the community in which they live, which acts as a cradle for Tibetan values in exile.
Norbulingka is open every day from 9-5:30. The best months to visit are March-May and October-December. Winter is quite mild in Dharamsala, but the monsoon, from July-September can be very wet.
Norbulingka is located in Sidhpur, a suburb of Dharamshala, about 30 minutes from McLeod Ganj.
By Plane: There is an airport located in Gaggal, about 20 minutes from Norbulingka. SpiceJet and Air India run daily services from Delhi to Dharamshala, however, these flights can be unreliable, especially during monsoon season.
By Train: The nearest large train station is in Pathankot, located about 2 hours from Dharamshala.
By Bus: Probably the most reliable and cheapest way to reach us is by bus. Several buses run to and from Delhi daily. The journey lasts about 12 hours.