Exploring Delhi’s Little Tibet – Majnu Ka Tilla
Exploring Delhi's Little Tibet - Majnu Ka Tilla
Nestled on the shores of river Yamuna, Majnu ka Tilla, also known as the Mini-Tibet of Delhi, is popular among tourists and college students primarily because of inexpensive eateries and garment stores. Furthermore, the retro lanes of Majnu ka Tilla offer a mountain-like ambience. The atmosphere is peaceful, and the air smells wonderful around the monastery. Apart from the ambience, lip-smacking Tibetian food is the prime attraction here, with plenty of eateries you can reach by hiring a car rental in Delhi.
How to reach Majnu ka Tilla?
Majnu ka Tilla is situated on NH-1 in Delhi’s Outer Ring Road, near ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Vidhan Sabha. This place is only a cab ride away from Delhi University (North Campus). Furthermore, for people travelling from the metro, the closest metro station is the Vidhan Sabha’s yellow line metro station, which is just 10 minutes away from Majnu ka Tilla.
Top attractions in Majnu ka Tilla
Majnu ka Tilla situated in New Aruna Nagar in Delhi, has become a well-known spot amongst locals and tourists. This area accommodates a Buddhist Temple and small monastery along with Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tilla Sahib, located on Khyber Pass Road near the shores of the Yamuna River. Furthermore, the Majnu ka Tilla area is best renowned for its Tibetan restaurants and market. The area remains dotted with tiny stores selling beautiful Tibetan curios and silver trinkets.
Here you can also find hawkers selling dozens of Tibetan movie and pop song CDs, some stores with faux Chinese silk material and typical small purses and handbags, and street stores selling unique food items such as fermented bamboo shoots and dried fish. Likewise, the monastery market in Majnu ka Tilla is especially well-known for its woollen by-products like stoles, shawls, sweaters and jackets, which are of genuine quality but inexpensive.
Top places to eat in Majnu ka Tilla
If you are craving authentic Tibetan food in Delhi, Majnu ka Tilla is the place to be. This area in Delhi has that ancient Tibet touch and is a heaven for people looking to explore new cuisines. Ama, Rigo, Asian kitchen and Dolma house are some popular eateries. Here, you can witness visitors digging into their plates of Thukpa, Momos, Thentuk, Shabalay and Tigmo at any time of the day. Some of the famous cafes in Majnu ka Tilla are as follows:
- Ama Cafe
Ama cafe is the perfect eating joint for the people who crave sweet delicacies at any time. It is known for its mouth-watering pastries, exquisite atmosphere and quirky interiors.
- Asian Kitchen
Hot steaming Thukpa loaded with chilli flakes, and Fruit Beer are the staple meals you can enjoy in the Asian Kitchen.
- Dolma House
One of the oldest cafes in Majnu ka Tilla, Dolma House, offers a friendly and sociable vibe. And it serves the most delicious momos in the town!
- Rigo Restaurant
The famous Rigo restaurant is situated in a hotel offering the vibe of a fine dining cafe for a fraction of the cost. This place has free Wi-Fi service and quite a plentiful portion of the food that you order.
- Tee Dee Restaurant
It is another well-known eating joint famous for serving lip-smacking Thentuk, Shabalay, Tingmo, Honey Chilli Chicken, Shapta and Apple Beer for an affordable price.
Excited much? We bet you are. So why wait? Hire a taxi via a cab booking app and get going to explore Delhi’s Little Tibet.