City Walk, Delhi: Majnu ka Tilla- A Slice of Tibet
Walk Duration: Approx 3-4 hours
- Visit the Buddha Temple at Gumba Square
- Explore the narrow alleys for a whiff of Tibetan culture
- Step into pretty shops selling paintings and other handicrafts
- Restaurant hopping to savour the best of Tibetan delicacies
Delve into the alleys of this bustling Tibetan colony and take a peek into the lives of these people who were uprooted from their homeland. Pray at the Buddhist Temple, turn the prayer wheels and talk to the monks.
About - Majnu ka Tila
Literally the hillock of Majnu, Majnu ka Tila was named after the mound where during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi, a local Iranian Sufi mystic, Abdulla who was nicknamed Majnu met Guru Nanak. Owing to his devotion, he ferried people free across the Yamuna. One of the oldest Sikh shrines grace the area. The Tibetan settlement was established around 1960 when the Dalai Lama went into exile and the Indian Government granted a piece of land on the riverbed for the refugees. Today the area is a maze of narrow alleyways bustling with colorful Tibetan curio shops and eateries. There is also a small monastery here.