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Norbulingka Institute
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Dharamshala Tibetan Heritage and Nature Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Dharamsala
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Owner description: This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Dharamshala is a most popular hill station There sidescen point is very natural like dal lake, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Fall etc. All side is look realt natural scean. Tibet Musiam is also nice. There are got alltypes of food. This place is good for Kides, Young and old person. There foods and clearity is so good. its trip is very nice trip in our life.

Thank Pritesh M
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This place was just a short drive away from our hotel in Dharamshala and we arrived here after breakfast and spent the day exploring. The start was little disappointing as we did not get a guide to take us around as they told us that all the guides are pre-booked for a group. Not a very good start, but my husband, an avid reader and Buddhism enthusiast took it upon himself to show me around and became my guide.
The architecture is simply beautiful and the calm and serene atmosphere lends this place a divine aura. It was quite interesting and eye-opening to see the intricate wood and metal work, and exquisite Thangka paintings being made with such diligence. The doll museum was informative and beautiful. The temple in the heart of the complex is the highlight alongwith the stunning Japanese architecture and landscaping. The picturesque water-bodies added to the charm of the place. The store is a must-visit for the exquisite stuff on sale but prices are too high for most tourists.
However, everybody was absorbed in their work, which was great but a little help and guidance would have enhanced our experience. The aloofness and coldness was not what I expected.

Thank Shachi_Jayal
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

When we first reached there it was partially closed , so we went again day after tomorrow morning and it was fully alive place, very neat and clean plus peaceful place. Temple is too good, and you can just sit for hours for peace. they have many different rooms for many activities which are good , doll museum is also nice place, their store have many good things but all are handmade and too much pricey but cant complain as its handmade. overall must visit place in dharamshala.

Thank KevinManavadaria
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I visited this place in July and was completely taken in by the beautiful gardens, mesmerized by the serene tranquil environment. The place was adorned by these delightful water-bodies which made my 8 year old jump and hop around the place with excitement!

There were separate workshops in progress for thangka painting, wood-carving, weaving, metal sculpture. We even got a chance to peek into one of the weaving classes ongoing there.The center also housed a nice Doll Museum with these cute little dolls displayed in different costumes representing different regions of Tibet.

There was an in-house shop which showcased and sold locally-produced souvenirs, embroidered clothing, cushions and wall hangings that were exquisite no doubt but expensive too.

Also in the premises was a temple that looked spectacular with walls adorned by frescoes and 14ft gilded Buddha created by the artists of Norbulinka.

In the end we stopped by The Hummingbird Cafe within the center, to grab a bite before heading back to our hotel. The food was just about ok, nothing great, but it did succeed in tending to our growling tummies.

Its a must visit place to understand the Tibetan Culture a bit more in detail. Totally recommend it.

Thank Deepti R
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Amazing place, amazing people! Thank you for every minute of our visit! I'm absolutely in love, and now I have a dream to come back and take my son with me :)

Thank Kseniya Z
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