Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala

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Discover Tibetan literature and art at Norbulingka Institute, dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture. Take a tour of the facility to see traditional Tibetan and modern techniques combined in the creation of statues, thangka paintings (Tibetan Buddhist paintings using cotton or silk applique), wood carving, papermaking, and metal craft. Exhibits introduce you to Tibetan history, traditions, and beliefs, offering a window into a proud culture and preserving it for future generations. The center produces artworks for sale to support this self-sustaining community, and also offers workshops where you can try your hand at a range of artistic techniques and styles. Put Norbulingka Institute into our Dharamsala trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dharamsala.
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  • educational institute located centrally, offering peace of mind, mediation and educational. Tibetian art and equipment's are produced and sold here.  more »
  • Its a great place with a peaceful temple. One can see various craft workshops in progress like wood carving, wood painting, metal sculpture, thanka painting etc. Normally they would take in students.....  more »
  • This place is a must visit while in Dharamshala. It is lovely and beautifully maintained. It is absolutely clean and green. The doll museum is marvellous. The other workshops are also worth a watch. The posh restaurant serves excellent Tibetan cuisine. Though it is slightly steep but worth the money. The waiters are very cooperative and cordial. Tbere is a small coffee shop also. The place is very scenic with a small stream flowing and walls painted artistically . Overall a lovely place to visit. There are also plenty of eating joints outside the institute. Parking space is a little problem here.
  • Nice place to see, sit and relax. Good cafe inside where I ate yummy chocolate truffle cake, Afghan cookies and masala tea. In the entrance one can find informative information on the walls regarding life's mysteries. Fishes in the clean tank are good delight for nature watchers.

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