Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market

Often referred to as the Little Tibet of Delhi, the Tibetan colony was initially set up to give shelter to a few Tibetan refugees. Decades passed and the little colony market has grown in size andalso became very popular. The Tibetan Market in Delhi is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, due to its wide range of shops and lively atmosphere. Located in the heart of the city, near the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Kashmere Gate, Tibetan Market isalways filled with tourists and folks.

Visitors can find a wide variety of goods, including traditional Tibetan clothing, jewelry, semi-precious stones, prayer flags, handicrafts, incense, footwear, leather products, and more. The market is also famous for its food stalls, which offer a range of authentic Tibetan dishes such as momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), Chow mien, and butter tea. Zomsa and Shakura are some of the known restaurants selling Tibetan delicacies.

Apart from the shopping and dining options, the Tibetan Market is a popular spot for cultural events and performances, including traditional dance and music performances.

Timings :

  • Tuesday to Sunday,10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays

Tips :

  • While visiting Tibetan Market, keep your handbags and wallets safe as it is a crowded place where there is a chance of theft.
  • Try your luck in bargaining to get the best prices
  • Don’t forget to try the authentic Tibetan Food Stalls
  • Spend time to get the best Tibetan traditional relics

Tibetan Shops in Janpath market

  • Injung – Injung Shop is one of the popular shops in the Tibetan Market and is a paradise for artifact collectors. The shop has a full rack of aesthetically embellished artifacts that portray Tibetan culture and traditions. The artifacts found here are perfect for gifting or showcasing at your home.
  • Gift Art Center– Starting from earrings, necklaces, and anklets to pretty wall hangings, statues, metallic portraits & utensils Gift art center has everything you are looking for. A haven for junk jewelry lovers, Gift Art Center is the very first stop on Tibetan Market.
  • Tibetan Nepalese Corner – Overflowing with antiques in every nook and corner, Tibetan Nepalese Corner is a shop brimming with relics hailing from a forgotten period. The shop practice in pieces that are used, bumped into, and passed around. Although one must spend time and effort to find a perfect antique as there are lots of products inside the shop.
  • Doma – The oldest and most well-maintained shop in the Tibetan Market, Doma Shop is known for its organized manner. The shop is named after its owner Doma, who is a very kind and polite lady. The main item of the shop is its brass utensils with sterling carvings that make it elegant and unique. Apart from this, the shop has a variety of precious stones emeralds, and mirror rings with decorative hangings attached to them.
  • RathorArt – Rathor Art is a Kashmiri shop in the Tibetan Market. Among Nepalese and Tibetan shops, this Kashmiri shop is the home of Kashmiri relics. Starting from pashmina shawls, papiermache, and bibelots to ponchos of aari work, colorful embroidered shawls, and carpets, this shop has everything that will give you a tour of Kashmiri culture.
  • The Mandala – The Mandala is a shop different from the others that house portraits and masks of spiritual gods and goddesses. There are some really good one’s if you beat the bushes through the junk. Jammed with colorful masks and portraits, the Mandala is a fun place to hop into.
  • Indo-Tibetan Arts – Started in 1929, the shop was owned by a man who used to sit on the roadside to sell the antiques he got from Pakistan during the partition. The shop houses valuable relics that are treasures in themselves. It has products like beautiful necklaces made with old watches and perfumes, pill boxes, bibelots, and locks.

Best Tibetan Markets in New Delhi

  • Majnu Ka Tila – Established in 1990 nearly the same time the Dalai Lama went into exile to Dharamsala, Majnu Ka Tila is often known as Little Tibet. Located at a distance of 3.6 km from Majnu Ka Tila Gurudwara, Majnu Ka Tila Market has many retail shops including bookshops, souvenir shops, beauty parlors, metal smiths, internet cafes, travel agencies, and numerous boutiques. This market also has a few shops that sell fake Chinese Silk and Oriental dresses. Tibetan Handicrafts are also can be found easily in some of the shops here.
  • Tibet Market – Located at Janpath, the Tibetan Market is one of the famous markets in Delhi. The market has different shops selling, clothes, accessories, footwear, and other leather products. Due to having fashionable and stylish products at an affordable price, this market is most popular among youngsters and college-goers in Delhi. This Tibetan Market is also famed for statues, shawls, incense, Tibetan artifacts, paintings, semi-precious stones, and jewelry. Apart from shopping, one can hop into the delicious Tibetan food stalls selling mouth-watering momos, Chow Mein, and thukpa.
  • Monastery Market– Crowded with tourists and youngsters Monastery Market has numerous shops selling products like clothes, shoes, bags, and other accessories at pocket-friendly prices. The Monastery Market is also known for its seasonal woolen clothes market. Best known for its quality winter wear, Monastery Market has a collection of winter wear that can be perfect for Delhi’s winter season. Tourists and folks visit the market, especially to buy the best woolen clothes including shawls, leather jackets, pullovers, stoles, cardigans, sweaters, and gloves at affordable prices. One of the most sold products in this market is the Tibetan lucky charms, made up of coins hanging on red threads, and small pendants which are believed to bring good luck.
  • Tibetan Shopping Complex – Located in Harsh Vihar, Pitampura, Tibetan Shopping Complex is another famous market for Tibetan products. Here one can find a variety of clothes, accessories, and bags at amazing prices. Unlike the other Tibetan Markets and shops that are popular among grown-up girls and women, Tibetan Shopping Complex is famous for its men’s clothing
  • Singing Bowl Centre – One of the leading manufacturers, wholesalers, producers, and exporters, of all kinds of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Singing Bowl Centre, houses Himalayan Chakra Singing Bowls, Tibetan Decoratives, Religious Crafts, Statues, and other Tibetan artifacts. Located near Jama Masjid, Singing Bowl Centre is a must-visit place due to having all kinds of Tibetan artifacts. Here one can find the most charming Tibetan singing bowls, brass statues, gongs, silk cushions, and many more home decor items and Tibetan souvenirs.

Shopping Places in Delhi

Connaught Place – Famed for its colonial architecture, street-side cafes, restaurants, shopping walkway, and theatres, Connaught Place is a well-known commercial and financial hub located in the heart of New Delhi. Formally known as Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial, and business centers in Delhi, Connaught Place is a popular tourist destination. Divided into two parts called Inner Circle and Outer Circle, the market has both branded and local shops including some High Street Boutiques.

  • Palika Bazaar – Palika Bazaar is an underground market with a centrally air-conditioned facility. Starting from clothes, and accessories, to electronics and gadgets, Palika Bazaar offers everything a person is looking for. Do not forget to bargain here to get the best price. The market also offers ample opportunity to get video games and gaming consoles like Play station and Xbox at reasonable prices.
  • Chandni Chowk – Famous for its narrow streets and a queue of hawkers and stalls, Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest market areas of the town. Served as a center of trade and commerce for centuries, the market is named after the moonlit square, Chandni chowk which was once at its center and was a hub of activity during the Mughal period. Chandni Chowk is divided into various sections called Moti Bazaar, Paranthe Wali Gali, Chor Bazaar, etc. each of which is a popular market place.
  • Karol Bagh – One of the oldest and most famous markets especially for bridal collections, Karol Bagh has a variety of products starting from readymade garments to traditional jewelry. Apart from these products the market also houses shops selling books and imported goods. Situated in Central Delhi, the market remains open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and stays closed on Monday.
  • Kamla Nagar – One of the most frequented wholesale markets in Delhi, Kamla Nagar market houses different shops selling general utility products like paper, brassware, and copperware. It is visited by idol-makers due to the availability of brass and copper. The marketplace is also known for selling the most number of paper products, especially wedding cards during the wedding season.
  • Sarojini Nagar – Sarojini Market is equivalent to shopping markets in Delhi. Popular around India among wholesalers and retailers for having designer and branded clothes, accessories, and other trinkets at an affordable price. Most of the items in Sarojini Nagar are goods rejected by customs during the exporting procedure.
  • Dilli Haat – Giving a village vibe, Dilli Haat is a shop with thatched roofs. Dilli Haat is known for selling a wide range of handicrafts, including embroidered textiles, Madhubani paintings, imitation, and beaded jewelry, Phulkari works, bamboo decor items, tote bags made of camel hide, rosewood and sandalwood carving, metal crafts, and terracotta models.
  • Lajpat Nagar – Often known as Central Market, Lajpat Nagar Market offers delicious food, pocket-friendly textiles, leather goods, and a replica of designer clothing and electronic gadgets. The market is mostly famous among retailers who purchase these items in bulk. Here one can get sequined and embroidered traditional attires at the best discounts.
How to Reach
  • By Air – The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport situated at a distance of 13 km from Tibetan Market.
  • By Train – The nearest railway station is situated at a distance of 2 km from Tibetan Market.
  • By Bus – Tibetan Market is well linked by public buses and the nearest bus stand is situated at a distance of 9.9 km from Tibetan Market.
Tibetan Market

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Does Tibetan Market stay open every day?

No, the Tibetan market remains open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and stays closed on Monday.

Is there any food corner inside the Tibetan Market?

Yes, there are food stalls selling delicious momos, thukpa, Chow mien, etc.

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