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Anyone have info on this tibetan colony. Hotel availabity seems pretty tight this time of year. Is there a web site to get info, or does anyone know anything?
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Originally Posted by amarama Anyone have info on this tibetan colony.
Which Tibetan colony ? Where ?
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tibetan colony

As I understand close to old delhi, maybe 20 minutes north of Red Fort
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Ah ! Now that you specify the city as Delhi, you may be referring to Majnu-Ka-Tilla. Its located north of the Red Fort, on Dr. K.B. Hedgewar road. There is a number of guesthouses here; and they also have buses leaving for Dharamsala, in H.P. My knowledge of Majnu-Ka-Tilla is limited to this !

Try a google search for more information.
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You can reach Majnu ka Tila by metro now. Get down at Kasmere gate station & from there either walk or take a cycle rickshaw.
I cant help you with hotels here but you can eat pretty cheap at many small Tibetan eateries.
Plenty of goods for sale here but the quality is dubious.
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There is a large Tibetan settlement in Dharamsala - the seat of the Tibetan Govt in exile. It is the largest settlement.

The 2nd largest is at Bylakuppe, Kushalnagar, Coorg district, Karnataka.
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Majnu-ka-tilla, Tibetan New Camp: Tibetan refugees who arrived in India with the Dalai Lama in 1959 now operate guesthouses for visitors. Here is a partial list with phone numbers; use New Delhi codes. Most are very reasonable (150 rupees). Little English beyond reserving a room.Gomang Guest House, 3932537; Ladakhi Monastery, 3520455; Loling Jangchup Choling, 3441856; Loseling Guest House, 3939436; Norling Guest House, 3939436/3942292; Sakya Guest House and New Sakya, 3937193 (wheelchair accessible, English; Sera Je Monastery (end of tourist road to the left); Sherig Pharkhang, 3932531. Check for ground-floor rooms. In Majnu-ka-tilla you can buy bus tickets to Mcloeldganj and catch the direct bus there, too (350 rupees, 12 hours, daily at 6:30 and 7 p.m, not wheelchair accessible).Visit the Tibetan Buddhist temple while youíre there. Mornings and evenings itís packed with families chanting prayers and incantations. The two temples welcome visitors. Before entering the temple, slip your shoes off. If the monk in charge sees you, heíll come out to help you up the short flight of steps into the temple. Ask for help from people if you need it. Palm up, using your entire hand and all fingers, point at the temple door. An autorickshaw from the New Delhi train station to Majnu-ka-tilla costs about 80 rupees. From the airport the charge is 250 rupees for a taxi. The airport bus is wide and costs 15 rupees, with kind staff it drops you at New Delhi train station.Source :- http://www.transitionsabroad.com/pub..._himalya.shtml
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wow! this is a great response

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Majnu-ka-tilla

In will be staying there at Wongdhen house in february. I heard it is a quite relaxing place near the Yamuna river away from the chaos of Paharganj...

I didn't know that metro goes already up to Majnu-ka-Tilla. How far is the is the nearest metro from Delhi international airport?
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Originally Posted by chapati In will be staying there at Wongdhen house in february. I heard it is a quite relaxing place near the Yamuna river away from the chaos of Paharganj...
the wongdhen house is my home when i'm in delhi. reasonable rates, clean rooms, hot showers, nice, relaxing atmosphere, and great staff.
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Originally Posted by lotus blossom the wongdhen house is my home when i'm in delhi. reasonable rates, clean rooms, hot showers, nice, relaxing atmosphere, and great staff.
Great.....is it really next to the river....does the rooftop has views on delhi and Yamuna? What do they charge for doubles?
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Wongdhen House is a good place. I ate at their restaurant frequently while there and they also have a money exchange office in the lobby which doesn't charge you a 140 Rs service charge like they do at money exchangers at Delhi airport.

Another guest house is Potala Guest House 23815308 23811476 potala_house@yahoo.com

Ddutta kindly included a link to a gallery of photos I took at Majnu Ka Tilla earlier in this thread. Other galleries of Majnu Ka Tilla from my 2 trips to India are below.

http://poeticdream.com/gallery.php?gid=243

http://poeticdream.com/gallery.php?gid=280

http://poeticdream.com/gallery.php?gid=345

http://poeticdream.com/gallery.php?gid=347
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Originally Posted by chapati Great.....is it really next to the river....does the rooftop has views on delhi and Yamuna? What do they charge for doubles?
there is a body of water behind it yes, though i've never known the name of it. rooftop views indeed, very lovely. not sure what i'm looking at when i'm up there though, but lots of waving tibetan prayer flags.

doubles start at Rs 290. when i arrived last time (on my way back home) they only had a "semi-deluxe" avail, the first night, which was 400. I much preferred the basic room, and to be honest, did not see that big of a difference.

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