Learn about the population, facilities, livelihood and more about all the Tibetan Settlements and Communities in India, Nepal And Bhutan.

Tibetan Refugee Settlements:

Soon after the first refugees started coming to India, the Department of Home was established to coordinate the immediate relief assistance for them and to find a long term solution for the resettlement of refugees. The resettlement of refugees also involves providing basic amenities and adequate source of livelihood.


Towards the end, the Department of Home has established 58 Tibetan settlement in India, Nepal, Bhutan and the welfare and interests of these settlements are looked after by their respective Representative or welfare officers. The settlements are primarily assisted by the Government of India and other voluntary aid organizations.

Out of the 44 Tibetan Settlement Offices, there are 36 major and minor settlements in India, 7 in Nepal and 1 in Bhutan listed as under. Click (Settlement Map) for the Location of Tibetan Settlements in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Tibetan settlement offices in India are as under:
Sr. No. Tibetan Settlement Office CRO/Officer Name Email ID
1 C.R.O. Bengaluru Choephel Thupten [email protected]
2 C.R.O. Sonamling, Ladakh Tsetan Wangchuk [email protected]
3 C.R.O. Shimla Tenzin Nangwa [email protected]
4 Bir Dege, Bir Chime Dorjee [email protected]
5 Bir Tibetan Society, Bir Karma Gelek [email protected]
6 Bir Chauntra, Chauntra Pema Youdon [email protected]
7 Dickyi Larsoe, Bylakuppe Dhondup Gyalpo [email protected]
8 Phuntsokling, Dalhousie Tenzin Lhakey [email protected]
9 Darjeeling, West Bengal Tenzin Norden [email protected]
10 Norgyeling, Bandhara Migmar Tashi [email protected]
11 Dekyiling, Dehradun Norbu [email protected]
12 Samyeling, Delhi Phuntsok Topgyal [email protected]
13 TSO Dharamsala Kunga Tsering [email protected]
14 TSO Gangtok, Sikkim Ngawang Yonten [email protected]
15 Doegu Yulgyelling, Herbertpur Tsultrim Dorjee [email protected]
16 Rabgyeling, Hunsur Thupten Tsering [email protected]
17 Kalimpong, West Bangal Dhondup Sangpo [email protected]
18 Dhondenling, Kollegal Gelek Jungney [email protected]
19 Palrabling, Kullu/Manali Thupten Choephel [email protected]
20 Gapa Tibetan Society, Kamrao Rapten Tsering [email protected]
21 Lugsung Samdupling, Bylakuppe Thupten Tsering [email protected]
22 Phendeling, Mainpat Tenzin Dhadon [email protected]
23 Choephelling, Miao Tenzin Chokden [email protected]
24 Doeguling, Mundgod Lhakpa Tsering [email protected]
25 Phuntsokling, Orissa Palden Tsering [email protected]
26 TSO Mandi, (Pandoh) Dolma Tsering [email protected]
27 Paonta Cholsum, Paonta Gelek Jamyang [email protected]
28 Sakya, Puruwala Dhonkhang Wangyal [email protected]
29 Kunphenling, Ravangla Dorjee Tsering [email protected]
30 Kham Katok, Sataun Sonam Wangdue [email protected]
31 Shillong, Mehgalaya Pema Dhondup [email protected]
32 Bonshi, Solan (Dolanji) Loden Nyima [email protected]
33 Tashiling, Sonada Tenzin Yangzom [email protected]
34 Tenzingang, Arunachal Pradesh Yangdup [email protected]
35 Dhargyeling, Tezu Tenzin Namgyal [email protected]
36 Tuting, Arunachal Pradesh Rinzin Dorjee [email protected]
Tibetan Settlement offices in Nepal:
Sr. No. Tibetan Settlement Office Officer Name Email ID
1 Choejor (Boudha & Jorpati) Ngawang Chokdup [email protected]
2 Shawara Tsultrim Gyatso [email protected]
3 Gyalsa phakshing Karma Gyaltsen [email protected]
4 Lodrik Passang Wangdue (acting) [email protected]
5 Tashiling Yeshi Choedon [email protected]
6 Tashi Palkhiel Karma Soepa [email protected]
7 Jawalakhel, Samdupling Dorjee Rinzin [email protected]
Tibetan Settlement office in Bhutan:
Sr.No. Tibetan Settlement Office Officer Name Email ID
1 Bhutan Dorjee Gyalpo [email protected]

Types of Tibetan Settlements in Bhutan:

Problems and goals:

One of the greatest problem in the settlements is that there is an undergrowth of population within the community and on top of that lots of existing Tibetans in India are migrating to western countries in pursuit of higher standard of living. Moreover the number of Tibetans fleeing from Tibet has highly reduced due to the strict restrictions imposed by the Chinese government. The goal now is to provide more opportunities and facilities to the Tibetans and more importantly to the youths in order to enable them to be self reliant and also to have them contribute towards the cause of Tibet by serving in the exile Tibetan community in India.