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About Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute was founded back in 1988 with an objective of preserving Tibetan literature, culture, and artistic forms. The institute was founded y Kelsang and Kim Yeshi at Sidhpur, close to Dharamshala. The institute has got its name as Norbulingka in connection to Dalai Lama as it is the name of his summer residence in Lhasa, Tibet. Norbulingka Institute now takes various initiatives to restore the traditional standards and provide education and employment for Tibetans. It also upholds a tradition in which the Tibetan family and communal values can flourish Workshops are organised here for those who want to learn Tibetan arts. There are two guesthouses also run by the institutes named Chonor House and Norling Guesthouse. The art studios at the institutes include Thangka painting, Tibetan statue making, woodcarving, wood and metal craft, screen-printing, wood painting, papermaking, appliqué, and tailoring etc. The Academy of Tibetan Culture offers a three-year course in traditional Tibetan studies and also English, Chinese, and world history.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family, Couple
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee INR 20
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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