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Tibet House

A Reflection of the “Roof of the World”

The Tibet House is situated at Lodhi Road Institutional Area in New Delhi. It is a great resource center that renders a fine reflection of the Tibetan history. The Tibetan House Museum features a collection of artifacts from Tibet that were brought to India originally by the Dalai Lama.

The Tibet House is the hot spot to find matter for research and translation, important texts, and more. The House conducts film shows, conferences, and lectures, and organizes festivals. The programs focus on Buddhist history of India and Tibet, their philosophy, religion, culture, literature, and art. It unfolds the evolving heritage of Tibetans.

The Tibet House is forever expanding thanks to the growing global interest in Buddhist teachings and Tibetan studies. The mission of the House is to preserve the Tibetan past and to dig deep into Buddhism.


His Holiness Dalai Lama founded the Tibet House in 1965. The objective was to preserve the unique culture of Tibet and disseminate it globally, along with providing a resource center for people interested in Buddhist and Tibetan studies.

Since 1959, Tibetans are migrating from their homeland to escape from political mess and journeying through the challenging Himalayan pathways to reach India. Many of them have brought valuable books and objects of cultural and religious significance with them. This led to the opening of a library and a museum at the House.


The Tibet House, which is in the heart of the city, has five storeys. There is a museum and a library, which features around 5000 volumes of books and manuscripts. There is a Gallery, a Conference Hall, A Resource Center, and a Bookshop.


One of the most priceless possessions at the museum is the exceptional 15th century painted scrolls or Thankas, connoting the life story of Buddha. It attracts swarms of tourists.

Other attractions in the museum include old currency, musical instruments, ancient weapons, prayer instruments, costumes, antique jewelry, artistic Buddhist figurines, and more.

The Tibet House Museum features about 200 priceless Thankas paintings and more than 140 statues of sandalwood, copper, stone, and glided bronze. They connote Tibetan religious heritage. The museum also has an interesting library.

Shops at the complex of Tibet House sell Tibetan clothes, jewelry, handicrafts, and curios. Interested visitors can attend discussions and lectures on Buddhist and Tibetan history conducted at the House.

House Timings

Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit Delhi city is from October to March.

How to Reach

Tourists can reach Tibet House from various parts of Delhi city through local buses, cabs, auto rickshaws, and metro train.

New Delhi Railway Station is the nearest. The closest metro station is Pragati Maidan. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Delhi is well connected through roadways, railways, and airways to other major cities of India.

It takes about half an hour to see the Tibet House Museum.

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