Take a visual tour inside Delhi’s own Tibetian market popularly known as the Monastery Market…

Originally set up to house Tibetan refugees in the 1960s, the little Tibet of Delhi has now become a huge colony with its famous market popularly known as the Monastery Market or the Tibetian Market.

From tourists to college students, the market is always flocked with people. The USP of this market is that you get some of the best quality products at a throw away price.

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What to Buy From the Monastery Market, Delhi?

From footwear, designer clothes to semiprecious stones and Tibetian artifacts, there is a huge collection of items and goods at the market. This is the reason why it is a must visit place for tourists in Delhi.

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Woolen Clothes – The Show Stopper

Both tourists and locals come in the market to buy the best woolen clothes be it shawls, pullovers stoles, leather jackets, sweaters, cardigans or gloves. These woolen clothes are of genuine quality and are also available at an affordable price. Moreover, there is a huge collection to buy from. No wonder, buying woolen clothes from here is a steal for the tourists who not just buy for themselves but also take as a souvenir for the members of their families back home.

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Tibetian Artifacts, Antiques and Lucky Charms

Elegant jewelry studded with semi-precious stones is a major hit amongst the ladies here. Besides, the market is full of Tibetian artifacts including exquisite Thangka paintings, lanterns, wooden lamps, statues, Tribal paintings and other Tibetian items.

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Tibetian lucky charms are the next most traded item at the Monastery Market. These are coins hanging on red threads, small pendants that are supposed to bring a lot of good luck. A lot of youngsters throng the shops that sell these lucky charms. There are shops that sell Tibetan souvenirs. Monastery Market is really a Tibet away from Tibet.

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Where to Eat at The Monastery Market – Food Joints to Eat

Enjoy the authentic Thupkas, Chow Mein and Momos in the Tibetian market with the flavors from Tibet. Not one but there are several speciality restaurants inside the market with a wide range of Tibetian food and delicacies are served. Zomsa, Wongdhen House and Shakura are the two restaurants which are quite popular in the market.

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Nearby Attractions

Roshanara Bagh Garden Delhi:

Mughal garden Roshanara Bagh is one of the places worth spending time near the Monastery Market. The garden has been preserved well. It houses various types of flowers and lot of these flowers have been brought from various parts of the world. This is a major attraction for both tourist and local families who come to hangout with their family.

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Majnu Ka Tilla Gurudwara

Majnu Ka Tilla Gurudwara is named after a devote Muslim hermit who continuously meditated at this location. It is very close to the Monastery Market and is one of the main attractions in Delhi. Located on the Yamuna River bank, the Gurudwara welcomes worshippers and followers throughout the year. One should definitely visit the Gurudwara during the Baisakhi festival to experience the religious festivity and celebrations.

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How to Reach The Tibetian Market

It is very easy to reach the market as it is situated just below the ISBT Flyover. The Nearest metro station is Kashmere Gate and distance from Old Delhi Railway Station is just 3 km. The Market is open from 11 am to 8.30 pm on all days except Monday.

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