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Named after the summer residence of The Dalai Lama at Lhasa, the Norbulingka Institute is a popular learning centre that is located 7.5 km from the district of McLeodganj in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Built in a traditional Tibetan Style, it is set in a beautiful garden of meandering paths, flowing streams, small waterfalls and ponds with the spectacular Dhauladhar Mountains of the Outer Himalayas rising prominently in the background. It is, thus, a must place to visit for people who have a natural hunger for enhancing their knowledge and observe the live culture of Tibet.
The main objective of setting up the Norbulingka Institute is to preserve the Tibetan culture through various paintings, statues and sculptures, and provide employment and care to qualified Tibetan refugees. The environment of the institute is so soothing that a look at the beautiful centre and its surroundings bring peace to the minds of people and the serene environment becomes one of the major reasons to explore this place. Many people come from different parts of the world to visit the Norbulingka Institute and get a glimpse of the natural beauty and are spellbound by its beauty.
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