“A Colonised Colourful Market”
When you move towards the inner circle on the famous Janpath Road, a little further towards the Imperial hotel lies the Tibetan Market. Often termed as the “Little Tibet in Delhi”, this market is actually a colony of Tibetan refugees. The colony, which is said to be established pre-independence time, has now grown into a famous Tibetan market also known as “Monastery Market”.
It attracts both tourists and shoppers alike who can be seen flocking the place every day of the week to buy designer wooden lamps, antique, incense, miniature, paintings, shawls and more. Although there are many Tibetan settlements across India, but no other place offers as much varieties, cultural and historical artifacts as this one.
Home to Treasures and Memorabilia
When you stroll around this market, you see a kaleidoscope of colours reaching out to you from every direction. Miniature god statues, sunglasses, accessories, clothes, sunglasses, what would you not find here! For shoppers, this market is nothing short of a heaven. And, when it comes to shopkeepers, they know how to treat their customers. Be it French, English or Spanish, they are well-versed with foreign languages to cater to the needs of their overseas customers best.
The one section of Tibetan market is famous for hippie bags, clothes and wallets that are very popular among college-goers and young shoppers. For bargain hunters, this place although not has many, but something to offer.
New Book Land
A perfect stopover for book lovers. This place needs no introduction for book lovers as it offers books at discounted prices. Whether it’s old or new, you can buy books at amazingly low prices.
As the market is a hotspot for foreign tourists looking for souvenirs, it would be great if you do a little research and shop carefully. The shopkeepers hike their prices more than double, which may trouble you later in case you couldn’t control your shopping spree. If possible, carry less hard cash and be careful of pickpockets.
Tourist Attractions around Tibetan Market
Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara- It is located on the banks of Yamuna River and is considered a holy place of Sikhs. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit this place and seek blessings. During Baisakhi, it is a must visit. The gurudwara has been named after a Muslim hermit who meditated here.
Roshanara Bagh Garden- It is amongst most beautiful Mughal gardens. It is well-preserved and a perfect shelter for the nature lovers. The sprawling garden, beautiful flowers and trees make this place a perfect stopover.
Delicious Tibetan Cuisines
If you want to taste various cuisines, then it’s a best that will serve your taste-buds best. You can savour a variety of cuisines here including Momos, Thupka, noodles and many more sold in different stalls along the market.
Timings: 10.30am-7.30pm Mon-Sat
Nearest Metro Station: Janpath, Rajiv Chowk