Heritage Walk - Buddhist Walk.
Meeting Point: Ticket Counter, Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market, 4 pm.
Ending Point: Ticket Counter, Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market, 9 pm.
Learn about teachings of the Buddha, and offer your prayers at some important centres of Buddhism in Delhi.
The Buddha Jayanti Park, set in the beautiful environs of the Delhi ridge was created to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. Besides being a lush and verdant green space, the park also houses a statue of Buddha and a Bodhi tree.
Ladakh Buddhist Vihar, close to ISBT, by the banks of the Yamuna, houses a beautiful Buddhist temple, as well as a hustling-bustling market of woolen and other readymade clothes.
Not very far from the Vihar, the charming Tibetan colony at Majnu ka Tila is like a recreation of another world, another place in the city of Delhi. Narrow criss-crossing streets house markets and shops selling Tibetan crafts, jewellery, books and the place abounds with eateries serving authentic Tibetan food. It also houses a small monastery.
4 pm - Collect at Dilli Haat.
4.45 pm - Reach Buddha Jayanti Park. Explore the gardens, and pay homage to Buddha statue.
5.30 pm - Leave for Ladakh Buddhist Vihar, visit monastery and markets.
7 pm - Reach Majnu ka Tila. Explore markets and monastery. Dinner and Tibetan beer!
8.30 pm - Leave for Dilli Haat.
9 pm - Walk ends at Dilli Haat.
Registration Details: Contribute Rs. 1,100/- per person (includes transport, dinner)