Tibetan Children's Village Gopalpur is located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 30 kilometres from Dharamsala. The number of Tibetans living in the area has increased steadily since 1959 when the Dalai Lama left China and set up his residence in Dharamsala. There are now two generations of Tibetans who have been born and brought up in India. In addition, children from Tibet, autonomous region of China are often sent here by their parents.
Children enjoying some time out in the surrounding nature (photo: SOS archives).