We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Norbulingka Institute

P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 189 224 6405
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Dharamshala Tibetan Heritage and Nature Day Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“doll museum” (115 reviews)
“tibetan art” (76 reviews)
“gift shop” (20 reviews)
P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 189 224 6405
Write a Review
Reviews (895)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 846 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely enchanting place, nice artisans, beautiful place. Very serene and quiet and some great food too.

Thank draggarwal37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An aesthetically developed campus where lessons are given in Tibetan art and handicrafts. One can buy beautiful souvenirs here though it is somewhat pricey. A must visit.

Thank lalitsurjan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful complex. They have tours that take you around the various workshops to see wood-carving, painting, metal sculpting, etc. and then to the temple and the shop where you can buy artefacts. Worth a visit.

Thank archimags
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the incredible places to visit, if you are interested in knowing more about Tibetan culture, art and artifacts. The guides patiently explain the nuances of weaving, painting, carpentry etc. of the region and guests are welcome to ask them any question. The gigantic...More

1  Thank imdebjyoti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The norbulingka institute is a good visit. Some places of interest would be: 1. The temple inside 2. The doll museum- got some insights into Tibetan culture and history 3. The cloth/canvas painting museum etc. The place is good for taking clicks as well.

Thank Mrprasadh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you enter The Norbulingka Institute you are filled with a sense of peace and calm. There is a continuous sound of water falling and flowing over pebbles and the place is home to a hundred beautiful trees, plants and shrubs. The institute...More

Thank MissyBuddy2
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We visited this institute after reading overwhelmingly positive reviews of it. It turned out to be a damp squib instead. We visited the carpentry, weaving, painting and other workshops and it did seem like we weren't welcome. The water in the tiny pools was incredibly...More

Thank Nandini R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you really want to know about the art and culture of Tibet then this is the right place for you. You will find here artists making sculptures and many other things. A beautiful Monastery is also situated here. You can also purchase very nice...More

Thank Manoj43_11
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Norbulingka Institute is located at Dharamshala and provides an insight into the Tibetan Culture as well as the Handicraft industry. Here, you can see how the Tibetan woodwork, paintings and textile handicrafts are prepared . The local shop provides authentic Tibetan Handicrafts at competent...More

Thank Malav89
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful is just the word .. time passes here jus by sitting and watching all around ... need not to busy here ... just relax n admire n be at peace ...

Thank Devbengani
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Budan
45 reviews
4.66 km away
44 reviews
.27 km away
Hope Cafe
25 reviews
4.50 km away
Ashoka Restaurant
68 reviews
4.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
MadTrek Adventures
7 reviews
3.91 km away
Tibetan Museum
223 reviews
5.01 km away
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
978 reviews
5.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 March 2016|
Response from Sagira J |
May is hot and sunny. Not very sure about June.
15 October 2015|
Response from Sagira J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Mc Leod Gunj is the area where you need to be if you want to see places. Norbulingka Institute where the Norling House is in Dharashala which is 20 - 30 minutes car-ride to Mc Leod Gunj and far removed from the buzz... More
Venkat T
1 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sagira J | Reviewed this property |
HI Venkat, The Norbulingka Institute is open from 9am to 6pm. The tour will take you about 30 - 40 minutes and totally worth your time if you'd like to appreciate Tibetan art and culture. They have a free tour guide of the... More