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Delhi's other Tibets

July 19, 2010

Mayank Austen Soofi
Hindustan Times
July 18, 2010

Don’t think that Delhi’s Tibet is confined to
Majnu ka Teela, the refugee camp for Tibetans
since the ‘60s. There are other places in the
Capital where you can have a feel of Tibetiana.
Here is our guide. Buddha Park, West Delhi

Built to commemorate 2,500 years of the
attainment of nirvana by Lord Buddha, this park
was dedicated to the 14th Dalai Lama in 1993. You
will find lovers engrossed in their own world.
The large statue of the Buddha here may actually
make you long for a visit to the real Tibet, but
since it’s too far, go to the Indraprastha
Millennium Park, next to Sarai Kale Khan ISBT.
The 30m-high Vishwa Shanti Stupa here was unveiled by the Dalai Lama in 2007.
Where: Near Dhaula Kuan

Tibetan Market, Janpath
This 40-year-old market is for those who want to
deck up their drawing room with the mystic mood
of Lhasa’s Potala Palace. It has all the Tibetan
trinkets you can dream of -- from necklaces and
prayer bells to masks and little Buddhas.

Tibet House, Lodhi Road
Tucked away in a leafy zone, this five-storey
complex has a museum of Tibetan art and
artefacts, and a library (no membership required)
with over 5,000 manuscripts and books. A
must-visit for any serious Tibetologist.
Where: 1, Institutional Area, Lodhi
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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