Norbulingka Institute


15.0/5(4 Ratings)

Norbulingka Institute Overview

Ranked 5 of 34 sightseeing in McLeodganj

Norbulingka Institute is a centre for the continuation and training of traditional Tibetan arts and crafts. Situated at a distance of 15 km from McLeodganj Township, the centre is beautifully designed and decorated exhibiting Tibetan architecture and artistry.

At the institution, there is a photographic exhibition on events associated with establishment of institution and traditional building techniques. Losel Doll Museum is a major attraction, which has in display intricately detailed and beautiful dolls. These dolls display costumes and activities of the Tibet community. The art repository also houses dioramas of religious processions, festivals and daily life.

There are several buildings in the complex, which are decorated along with a beautiful pond, bridges and gardens. There are ample opportunity with the visitors to witness the woodworks and sewing workshops. Norbulingka also has shops, restaurant and a guest house within for tourists.

Planning McLeodganj trip?

Know cost before you go!

What travellers are saying about Norbulingka Institute

Experience scale
  • Excellent 3
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
  • Good 0
  • Very Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:30 PM
9:00 AM -5:30 PM
9:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -5:30 PM

Other Details

Famous for:
Offbeat Attractions
Not Allowed:
99% voted as clean

Cheapest Flight Deal

Hold On...

fetching cheapest deal for you

Flights to Reach McLeodganj

  • Adult

  • Children

  • Infants

Reviews and Ratings

Sagar Gant

Sagar Gant5.0/5

93 reviews

Excellent clean paradise

Norbulinka institute is a collection of buildings and temples, there is an entry fees of 30 rs per person. The institute is itself a whole kingdom. Once you enter the gate please collect a pamphlet so that it would be easy to navigate your way inside. There are cafes, lodges and whole set of buildings and well clean maintained pathways and all. The people themselves build houses and decorate beautiful paintings and maintain the place. It tasks couple of hrs easily to navigate the entire place.Very beautiful place to visit, whole Tibetan culture and it consists of an art museum in it too.

Read More

  • Excellent clean paradise
  • Excellent clean paradise

Lalnuntluanga Pachuau

Lalnuntluanga Pachuau5.0/5

4 reviews

For the soul searcher

Never leave without visiting this place. A short trip from the town center of Dharamshala. A beautiful display of art, architecture and scenery. Words are not enough to describe how special this place is. Surrounded by a wall, inside sits an institute that boasts of skill and craftsmanship.

Sarita Sharma

Sarita Sharma5.0/5

12 reviews

The temple inside the complex is a must visit

This is slightly far off from Dharamshala (if I remember right the location is near Sidhpur), but worth a visit. The scenic beauty of the landscaping is very good. You will enjoy the wonderful artwork of the people of Tibet, you can even have a look at the students working and going about their activities. The temple inside the complex is a must visit.

Photos of Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj

Photo by

Rishi Kochhar

Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj
Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj

Photo by

Rishi Kochhar

Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj
Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj

Photo by

Rishi Kochhar

Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj
Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj

Photo by

Rishi Kochhar

Norbulingka Institute, McLeodganj

Cheapest Flight Deal