Tibetan Market or Monastery Market in DelhiTibetan market or the Monastery market provides Delhites a taste of Tibet. The articles on sale here are a clear reflection of the beautiful art and architecture of Tibetan culture. The market is located under the ISBT - Shahdara Link Flyover.
Despite being located at such an unusual place, the market receives a heavy footfall ranging from tourists and college students to some of the bargain lovers. The biggest USP of the market is that the quality goods are available at throw away prices. So have your bargain skills ready to get the best deal in the market. One should not go to the market with some pre conceived notion that it will have export surplus goods to offer. Rather, most of the shops sell goods that are hand made or manufactured in India. So be it shoes, accessories, home decors, shawls, sweaters or even Tibetan artefacts - Tibetan market is one of the bets places in Delhi for shopping. So get a feel of Tibet and Tibetan things right in Delhi!
What to shop @ Tibetan/ Monastery Market -Ask any collegiate, the market is insanely famous for the woolen clothes. The clothes are of supreme quality and are available at prices lower than in other competitive markets. Many shopkeepers hint that the the rental costs of their stalls and shops are quite low vis-à-vis that of the shops in other locations of Delhi. Attractive pullovers, cardigans, shawls, stoles, leather jackets of the Tibetan market are popular with women and young girls.
Another feature that makes this market a hit with youngsters and tourists is that one can get good quality clothes for men at reasonable prices. This is unlike of some of the other markets in Delhi, which mainly cater to women. The sweaters and reversible jackets are a rage.
Exquisite Thangka paintings, elegant jewelry and other Tibetan artifacts in this market are lovely souvenirs to be purchased. Jewelry pieces in colorful beads, semi-precious stones, anklets, ear rings appeal to many customers. One can find small shops selling trendy skirts and dresses. Stylish footwear and bags, is what the remaining market has to offer.
What and where to Eat :
- Do not miss out the delectable momos and other street food at the local food stalls here. Its like having a Rajma Chawal from a Punjabi rasoi (kitchen), the best of the lot. The fillings are generous and prices are lower.
- Try Chowmien, Thupka and other Tibetan food at Shakura.
- Head to Zamso restaurant for authentic Tibetan food. Enjoy a lip smacking Tingmo/ a steamed Tibetan Bread.
- Popular eating joints and cafes are also present in Majnu ka tila, which lies at a distance of about 3 kilometers from this market. Take a rickshaw to reach easily.
How to Reach: Nearest metro station is Vidhan Sabha (Yellow Line). Take a rickshaw to reach in around 15 minutes. One can also take a local bus like that of route no. 227, 258, 192, 171, 883, 901A, etc.