What is the greatest highlight of Delhi shopping? Many may answer, that shopping in the cosmopolitan Delhi malls has revolutionized the shopping experience. But the hidden truth is different. Though the city malls are quite attractive but in comparison to the charm and attraction of the Delhi street markets, it’s nothing. The most convenient proof of the statement is the overcrowded; jam packed areas of the age old traditional markets of Delhi throughout the year. One of such a traditional market is the Tibetan Market located on the western side of Janpath. From designer clothing to stylish accessories, home décor to Tibetan artifacts, footwear to woolen clothes get it all in best quality and that too in throw back prices. Seems unbelievable? Well not, the market is one of the most preferred shopping destinations in the capital city.
Originally the place was designed to house in Tibetan refugees in 1960. But what initiated as a small locality dedicated to the fugitives soon got transferred into one of the popular shopping locations of the city. It is the rising fame of the market with its cheap price and quality products that it soon became a tourist spot in Delhi and became christened with the name, the Monastery market.
What remains in Offer for you?
Though Tibetan market has a host of products to offer, it is known a lot for its resplendent collection of woolen garments. Mostly these are homemade winter wears and they are sold at unbelievable low prices. Shawls, jackets and designer cloaks all remain available here. Apart from winter wears, the next best thing available here is the Tibetan artifacts which includes paintings, antiques, statues, incense , wooden lamps and classical jewellery. Leather products and footwear are also quite cheap here. The small Tibetan world also holds a wide collection of exquisite Lucky charms, Tibetan bric-a-brac , Om danglers, Tibetan souvenirs and many other exclusive products. In a nutshell, it’s Little Tibet away from Tibet.
Food to Savor in Tibetan Market
Shoppers usually are great foodies too. And even if they are not, shopping for stretched hours calls for re energizing with delicious food which gets fulfilled in the market with a wide collection of flavors from Tibet. Visit Wongdhen House or Zomsa and enjoy the wide variety of Tibetan foods like chowmein, momo, thupkas etc in its authentic flavor. So what are you waiting for, get set go to explore the traditionally rich authentic Monastery market. The place is quite close to ISBT flyover and the nearest metro station is Kashmiri Gate. Even the Old Delhi Railway station is based closeby at a distance of 3kms with regular public buses plying towards the market area. The market usually remains open from 11 in the morning and stays buzzing till 8:30 to 9 in the evening. It is functional on all days of the week except Monday. Undoubtedly, it is one of the cheapest and the best markets in the city and the must visit for all.