Gyuto Tantric Gompa
The temporary seat of the Karmapa is the large Gyuto Tantric Gompa in Sidhibari. Public audiences take place here on Wednesday and...
Losel Doll Museum
The Losel Doll Museum has quaint puppet dioramas of Tibetan life.
Established to preserve the ancient arts of amchi (traditional Tibetan medicine) and astrology, the Men-Tsee-Khang is a five-minute...
Ashoka International Restaurant
Bhagsu’s best Indian and Chinese food is served in a smart dining room with a choice of floor cushions or normal tables.
Lonely Planet review
About 6km from Dharamsala, the wonderful Norbulingka Institute was established in 1988 to teach and preserve traditional Tibetan art forms, including woodcarving, statue-making, thangka painting and embroidery. The centre produces expensive but exquisite souvenirs, including embroidered clothes, cushions and wall hangings, and sales benefit refugee artists. Also here are delightful Japanese-influenced gardens and a central Buddhist temple with a 4m-high gilded statue of Sakyamuni.