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About Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

Founded by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) reached McLeodganj in exile from Tibet. This was around August 1959. With the evolving world, there was a need to preserve Tibetan artistic heritage especially its opera, dance, and music. Hence, this institute erstwhile known as Tibetan Music, Dance, and Drama Society was founded. Today, it is a popular tourist stop and stay over and is a both educating and recreational. Here you will find shows, events and documentary screenings all year round. There is a huge auditorium to host the same. Events like Miss Tibet and International Film Festivals are also held here. If you are inquisitive of this culture, do not miss attending through some of the dance and drama programs here. They are regularly staged by professional and amateurs actors and artists and give a good insight of Tibetan folklore. The place also houses a museum. This opens at a particular time, approach the office for queries. The caretakers of the museum will guide you through the display at the museum of which miniature dolls are the most eye-catching. There is also a shop within the auditorium complex selling reasonably priced Tibetan artifacts, traditional music CDs, etc.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Family, Couple, Solo
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Adult: INR 50 Camera: INR 100 Video: INR 500
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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