Gapa Tibetan Settlement, Kamrao was established and became a registered society in the year 1967 on a total land of 56 Biga with an initial population of 469 settlers.

Settlement Location:

The settlement is situated at a distance of 3 km from Kamrao Revenue village. The nearest town is Paonta Sahib which is about 36 km away from the settlement. The settlement has an average elevation of 1723 metres (5652 feet). The average temperature during summer is between 20 – 30° C and between -1 and 13° C in winter.

Settlement Population

Initial population
Present population
No of Villages in the settlement:

This settlement consists of only one village with 45 families.

Settler’s Livelihood:

The main source of average livelihood of the people is winter seasonal sweater business.

Facilities in the settlement

School 1 days school up to class V.
1 Creche and Nursery
Health facilities 1 modern allopathic hospital
Monastery 1 Sakya Tse-chen Samdupling Monastery
Old People’s Home no OPH

Administrative setup

Tibetan settlement Officer at Kamrao is the representative office of Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. It is serving as the liaison between the Tibetans in the region and the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. It is the principle office to look after welfare and overall control of running of affairs of the Tibetans in the settlement. Daily task for the representative range from adjudicating disputes to communicating with group leaders and outside authorities, and generally watching over the running of all aspects of the settlement.

Local Assembles:- 

Like every other genuine democratic system the Tibetans in Kamrao elect their own assembles for better understanding of the problems with them. These elected members act as an intermediary with relevant authorities, pass on information, settle disputes and collect money.They can bring up the problems of the Tibetan people and  raise the question on the working of the Tibetan settlement Officer. These members are elected on the basis of their strength of personality and once ability to stand before the interest of their people.

Traveling Guide

Nearest Railway station Dehradun
Nearest Air port Jolly Grant, Dehradun
Bus and Taxi services Yes

Contact Address

Settlement Officer
Gapa Tibetan Settlement
Tillordhar, P.O Kamrao – 173029
Distt. Sirmaur, H.P
Mail id – [email protected]


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