A treat for your eyes, lens and stomach Majnu ka Tilla is the Little Tibet of Delhi. Ideal for a winter weekend day trip; the food, shopping and general atmosphere will not disappoint you. Located near the north campus of Delhi University, Majnu ka tilla is frequented by a large number of students, Buddhist monks and tourists looking for cheap and clean accommodation.
After crossing the temple area, you can find a number of cafes serving Tibetan, Korean and Continental food. Most of them also double us as small guest houses. The alleys are narrow and cold but the people are warm. It is cut off from the city but it is so comfortable.
If you are visiting Delhi, do make a trip to Majnu Ka Tilla. If you live in Delhi, what are you waiting for?
How to get there
The easiest way to reach is via metro. You can get off at Vibhan Sabha on the Yellow Line and take a rickshaw to Majnu Ka Tilla. You could also take a cab to visit.
Food and drinks in Majnu Ka Tilla
- Dolma House: Go to Dolma house for scrumptious momos, shapta and tingmo. Wash down the spices with fruit beer
- Tee Dee: The most popular of the lot, Tee Dee has a lot to offer too. Their buff fry and momos are great too.
- Ama restaurant: We had their chicken and celery with rice. It is yum!
- Kori’s: The restaurant serves some cafe kind food. Ramen is made of Shin Ramyun noodles so don’t expect an elaborate meal. It is a really pretty cafe to spend some time in.
- Rigo Cafe: They serve nice coffee and accept PayTM
Shopping at Majnu ka tila
Other than a number of street stalls, you can visit Bodhi tree and Norling Gallery. Bodhi street has some really nice notebooks and fun tshirts. They are also really warm and friendly.
- Carry cash as most places do not accept cards.
- A meal for two costs on average Rs. 400-500. You can carry more cash if you plan to shop.
- Very few places accept PayTM.
- Parking is a challenge so leave your car at home.