The Tibetan Refugees Market in Delhi, also known as the Monastery Market in Ladakhi, Civil Lines and is the best place to shop.
It is a major hot-spot for Delhi university students to shop along with tourists and shopaholics looking to buy antiques, designer wooden lamps, artifacts like statues and paintings, beautiful shawls, jewelry and incense sticks.
Along with the variety of things to buy from, the market is reasonably cheap and hence a place worth splurging. One of the few things to buy here are the woolen clothes like shawls, sweaters, gloves and such which are of genuine quality along with being priced affordably.
One of a Tibetan classic they keep is “Chuba”, which is a long sheepskin coat worn by the Tibetans and is a great buy for winters at a starting price of just Rs. 4,000. Streets High on fashion will surely lure you here!
If you are someone who loves incense sticks or just has an “incense-stick fetish” you ought to come here. So many different kinds of incense sticks, some usual and some not so usual, they are available for just Rs. 25- Rs. 30, you will be lured to buy at least a few.
While walking through the narrow lanes of this market, you might stumble across a Monastery there (yes that’s the secret behind it’s name), which is also worth a visit. And when all that shopping makes you hungry, fuel yourself up with the flavors of scrumptious Tibetan food like momos, thupka and noodles and feel the bliss.
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I’m sure all this must have made you excited to go visit the market because I surely am, but remember it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday only. So put that up on your planners and get ready to shop till you drop (into a plate to your favorite Tibetan cuisine ;))