Norbulingka Institute, located at a distance of 8 km from McLeodganj, is a major tourist attraction. Founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this institute is spread over an area of 7 acres. This institute is dedicated to the imparting of education in the fields of Tibetan art, culture, music, dance, wood work, handicrafts and carvings.
The Losel Doll Museum, which exhibits more than 160 dolls, made in the last 15 years is another attraction of the institute. The dolls shed light upon the activities and costumes of the people of Tibet. The Gyato Monastery, located nearby, should also be visited while at the Norbulingka Institute.