Often called the Little Tibet in Delhi, this colony was originally set up to house a few Tibetan refugees. Decades later, not only has the little colony market grown in size but its name and fame have also spread far and wide. It is popularly known as the Monastery Market.
A nondescript gate under the arch of the ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover on the Ring Road leads one to a suprisingly large market, chock-a-block with stalls selling statues, incense, shawls, paintings and Tibetan artefacts, including jewellery and semi-precious stones. Shops selling clothes and accessories are a huge hit among the young crowd of Delhi. Also popular are the shops selling footwear and other leather products. Most products are stylish and good value-for-money.
This is also a good place to sample some original Tibetan home food. Restaurants like Zomsa and Shakura serve Tibetan delicacies including thukpa. Momos and mouth-watering chow mein are also available in this market.
This market is closed on Mondays.