Best time to visitN/A
Things to doCheckout Tibetan culture
Best MonthsAll year
Contact+91 1892 246405
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends, Couples
Rank2 out of 49 attractions in Dharamsala
Norbulingka Institute is nearby Dharamshala, founded in 1988, by Kelsang and Kim Yeshi. Its focus on Tibetan culture.
Reviews • 8
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A must visit place if you want to experience the life of a monk. They have workshops for the arts and crafts created in the monsatery
The monastery and institute take you away from the city into a calm, peaceful and serene environment. The fish ponds, flowing water and surrounding trees add to the view. There's a Doll Museum, a souvenir shop, a Cafe and a guest house.I visited this place on a Sunday, when the workshops were closed but the person on the ticket counter never informed me. In some way I feel cheated after paying the entrance fee and not being able to see the workshops.
This institute display rich Art Culture and handicraft of Tibet from Paintings, wood carving, metal work, patch work and huge Buddha Museum.Calm and peaceful, wonderful well maintained gardens.It has a beautiful serene coffee house in mid of the garden.
Norbulinka Institute is one of the hidden gems not only in Dharamsala but India as well. Here not only one gets to see distinctive styles of creative outputs from wood carvings and paintings etc. People from all over the world join here different courses and imbibe within them something from the Tibetan styles.
Meet the thangka artists and a find a whole new insight to the Tibetan arts and crafts!
The steady sound of flowing water and the warm bodies of sleeping dogs rising and falling with it are the sights and sounds that greet you when you enter this institute. Established in 1998, in order to preserve Tibetian culture, the Thangka paintings and the Loslem Doll House do just that. You’ll balance precariously, or hop from pebble to pebble to get your way across the Japanese gardens and to the Seat of Happiness Temple. A 40-foot gold plated statue of Sakayamuni Buddha smiles down at you in quiet contemplation in the temple. Tibetan prayers flags fluttering in the wind, monks in crimson robes humming their prayers and koi fishes darting in the water, make time slow down while on your trip here.