Timings : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Time Required : 2 - 3 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Popularly known as Delhi’s ‘Little Tibet’ for its labyrinthian alleys, tiny swaying Tibet flags and tinker of the prayer bells, Majnu ka Tilla is a slice of Tibet tucked away in the heart of Delhi in the North Campus area of Delhi University. The name ‘Majnu ka Tilla’ is derived from the namesake gurudwara situated in the vicinity, however, today, the area has become a full flourishing Tibetan colony laced with pretty cafes serving traditional food and tiny stalls selling cultural souvenirs. A shopping paradise and a haven for foodies, Majnu ka Tila or MKT, as it is popularly known, is swamped (almost at all times) mostly with college students and tourists looking to satiate their craving for authentic food or simply exploring the fascinating marketplace atop the hill.
The colony boasts of a serene environment with scuttering Tibetan women dressed in the authentic attires, pocket momo stalls spread out in the verandah- ish lanes, bamboo kiosk eateries, faint echoes of Dalai Lama’s teachings and an all-around vibrant and flamboyant atmosphere. The place is like a little rendition of Dharamshala with restaurants, travel agencies, cultural vibrancy, stalls with old-school CDs and pop song cassettes and similar Tibetan merchandise. Little known by the locals, Majnu ka Tlla is a pure delight, and you should definitely check it out if in the area.
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