TashiJong, Bir

Potala palace, Tibet


The late Ven. Chokling Rinpoche established this settlement in 1965. At the initial stage, most of the settlers engaged in tea plantation. However, due to lack of technical knowledge and managerial experience the society incurred heavy losses and finally had to closed down.

Settlement Location:

This settlement is situated at about 125 kms from Pathankot – Kullu highway. It is at a distance of 10 kms from Joginder Nagar (Mandi District) of Hamachal Pradesh state

Settlement Population

Initial population
Present population

No. of villages in the settlement:

This settlement consists of two camps/villages on a total area of 100 acres.

Settler’s livelihood:

The main source of the livelihood for the settlers are handicraft center and small business.

Facilities in the settlement:

School 1 day school
Health facilities 1 One branch health center of Delek Hospital
Monastery 1 Phuntsok Choe-khorling
Aged care no age care

Administrative setup:

CTA Representative:
The settlement doesn’t have any representative office of Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. CTA. They have their own elected secretory and board members to administer the settlement affairs.

Traveling guide:

Nearest railway station Paprola (narrow gauge)
Nearest Air port Gaggal
Bus and Taxi services Yes

Contact address:

Tibetan Craft Community
Tashi Jong, Taragarh,
P.O. Paprola-176115,
Distt. Kangra, H.P.
Tel: +91-01894-263047