Norbulingka Institute mission to save Tibetan expressions and society is for the advantage of Tibetan individuals, as well as for everybody. Every year Norbulingka Institute welcome a large number of guests to investigate Norbulingka Institute workshops and grounds, and witness firsthand the act of conventional expressions. At the point when guests leave Norbulingka, Norbulingka Institute trust they withdraw with a more profound learning and energy about this significant society, which they can impart to others when they return home.
From the minute you venture inside the doors of Norbulingka, it is as though you are transported to an alternate world. Sputtering streams gone through flawlessly kept up Japanese styled gardens, while winged creatures of every distinctive specie can be seen flittering among the treetops. The engineering, worked in customary Tibetan style gives a sentiment coming back to old Tibet. There is much to see and do here, and you will need to take into consideration no less than a few hours to investigate our Norbulingka Institute.
Norbulingka is open each day from 9-5:30. Norbulingka Institute workshops and workplaces are shut on Sunday and the second Saturday of every month, except our guesthouse, bistro, sanctuary, historical center and shop stay open. The greatest months to visit are March-May and October-December. Winter is entirely gentle in Dharamsala, yet the storm, from July-September can be extremely wet.
Norbulingka is situated in Sidhpur, a suburb of Dharamsala, around 30 minutes from McLeod Ganj.
Via Plane: There is an airplane terminal situated in Gaggal, around 20 minutes from Norbulingka. SpiceJet and Air India run day by day administrations from Delhi to Dharamsala, be that as it may, these flights can be temperamental, particularly amid storm season. On the other hand, you can travel to Jammu or Amritsar, both situated around 4 hours from Dharamsala.
Via Train: The closest substantial train station is in Pathankot, situated around 2 hours from Dharamsala. Be admonished in any case, that booking trains in India can be exceptionally confused as it must be done well ahead of time and in individual. Your best alternative for train bookings is through a travel operator.
Via Bus: Probably the most dependable and least expensive approach to contact us is by transport. A few transports hurried to and from Delhi day by day. You can book with a travel operator or on the web. Volvo transports have heat and a TV, and in addition completely leaning back seats. Different transports have agreeable seats, however no have warmth or aerating and cooling. The voyage endures around 12 hours.
At the passage, you will be solicited to pay a little expense from 20 Rps. for local people and 50 Rps. for vacationers, which goes towards the upkeep of Norbulingka Institute grounds. From that point you can ask for a free guided voyage through Norbulingka and one of our visit aides will indicate you around to the greater part of our areas, or on the off chance that you wish, you can take an ideal opportunity to investigate without anyone else. Guests will have the capacity to watch Tibetan artisans and their students as they practice the antiquated Buddhist works of art of statue-production, thangka painting, thangka applique, and in addition the enriching specialties of woodcarving, wood painting, customizing, and weaving.
Toward the end of the visit, guests can visit our sanctuary, Deden Tsuklagkhang, a radiant case of Tibetan religious design, showing a portion of the finest work done by Norbulingka specialists, and the ideal spot for supplication and reflection. Enhancing the dividers are thangka frescoes delineating the deeds of the Buddha, the Fourteen Dalai Lamas, and other extraordinary Buddhist experts. An applique thangka, more than two stories high, swings from the roof, showing the Buddha and the 16 arhats, the work of many specialists and a great many hours of devoted work. The centerpiece of the sanctuary is a 14ft overlaid statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the biggest of its kind outside Tibet, affectionately made by Norbulingka specialists from hand-pounded copper sheets.
Losel Doll Museum
The Losel Doll Museum houses an accumulation of more than 150 dolls wearing conventional outfits from different areas of Tibet. The ensembles, fastidiously looked into, and produced using the same materials as the firsts would have been, demonstrate the wealth and assorted qualities of life on the Tibetan Plateau. They are shown in staggering dioramas delineating customary life. The Losel Dolls were made by a gathering of craftsman friars from Drepung Loseling Monastery as an undertaking to bolster their cloister. Access to this historical center is 5 Rps. for local people and 20 for travelers.
Norbulingka’s leader shop offers the complete scope of items made inside our workshops—from thangkas to hand-cut furniture to Norbulingka’s delicate and rich line of apparel. The nature of our materials and craftsmanship is unmatchable and we highly esteem our dedication to practice and protect customary expressions in their unblemished structures. By acquiring from Norbulingka, not just are you putting resources into a unique masterpiece, additionally supporting our establishment with the goal that we may keep on pursueing our main goal for eras to come. You can likewise buy a large portion of our items however our online shop here.
Set in the midst of the delightful patio nurseries of Norbulingka, Hummingbird Café is open year-round from 7am to 9pm. It serve all veggie lover global cooking, extending from Tibetan thukpa to cheddar pizza to hummus and crisp heated pita bread. It additionally have a wide assortment of occasional juices and smoothies, and strength espresso drinks. For pastry, it has hand crafted cakes are a genuine treat.
Gatherings can hold our private feasting territory, which watches out over the Norbulingka gardens. Unique works of art done in the conventional Tibetan people style, give the room the sentiment being encompassed by an excellent Tibetan scene. Its open meeting corridor can be reserved for social affairs and traditions, and our bistro can give cooked smorgasbords to gatherings of up to 200 individuals.