Mini Tibet in Delhi

Tripoto
29th Dec 2018
Photo of Mini Tibet in Delhi by Rashmi Singh
Day 1

Majnu ka Tilla or the Chungtown in New Aruna Nagar, Delhi is a settlement that was established in 1950 for the refugees from Tibet.
It is located on the banks of Yanuna river.

Over the years, MAJNU KA TILLA has emerged as a popular destination for foreign tourists and students from North Campus of Delhi University. It houses a small monastery and Buddhist temple, besides numerous restaurants specialising in Tibetan cuisine, curio shops selling Tibetan handicrafts and stores selling the latest fashion wear and gadgets.[source:Wikipedia]

This place is a haven for girls who love jewellery and shopping. You will see women dressed in the traditional attire. You need to visit this place at least once.
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How to reach:
-The area lies on a stretch of the National Highway 1, which is part of the historic Grand Trunk Road and the Outer Ring Road of Delhi.
- It is at a walkable distance from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
-It is approachable through the Kashmeri Gate station of the Delhi Metro, lies on the Red (Dilshad Garden -Rithala), Violet (Escorts Mujesar - Kashmere Gate) and Yellow Lines (Samaypur Badli - HUDA City Centre). It is a transfer station between the Red Line on the highest upper level and the Yellow Line on the lowest level.The Vidhan Sabha metro station is 1.5 km away.
[Source:Wikipedia]
I personally was travelling from Gurgaon so I took a metro from Huda City Centre till Vidhan Sabha (yellow line) and then took a sharing auto(10-20₹ per person) till the place.
The auto generally drop you near a footover bridge so you need to take that bridge to the other side. There's a small gate through which you enter and you'll see various shops.
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Food:
Majnu ka Tilla is a paradise for foodies. You'll find authentic Tibetan and Chinese Cuisine here.
As soon as you enter the market you'll find small stalls selling 'laping'.
Laping is a dish that you can have dry or with soup.
I went to a cafe called The Little Tibet Cafe on the right side of the monastery and tried the Mokthuk(100₹) which is basically huge momos served in a soup with Bok Choy and the fruit beer(30₹).

After the food and shopping do visit the monastery you will witness rituals, culture, serene soft music of prayer bells, oil lamps, and sculptures.
After a day full of adventure here you can watch the sunset from Yamuna Ghat thats nearby, just take an auto till there.

Mokthuk from The Little Tibet Cafe

Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh

FRUIT BEER at The little Tibet cafe

Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh

Laping

Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh

Laping stalls

Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh

Market

Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh
Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh

Monastery

Photo of Majnu Ka Tilla, New Aruna Nagar, Delhi, India by Rashmi Singh
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