Tibetan Market in Dehradun “Bhotia Market”
Tibetan Market is one of the famous street markets in Dehradun. Also nicknamed as “Bhotia Market”, the Tibetan Market is famous for its woollens, handicraft items, antiques, accessories and latest summer fashion. Each shop is systematically numbered and labelled at the market. Many youngsters, college-goers and fashion bugs come here to grab their hands on the latest fashion.
In Dehradun, this market is open at two locations, one near Parade Ground and the other near Rispana Pul. Among these, the market near Parade Ground is more popular. During weekends, many visitors come here to by cool stuff.
History of Tibetan Market:
The Tibetan Market in Dehradun was established in the year 1989. Initially, it consisted of around 150 shops with 15 entrance points scattered across its perimeter. The Buddhist temple in the midst of this market was built from the funds collected by the association which manages the market. The temple is believed to be a symbol of luck and prosperity.
Since the introduction of this Market in Dehradun, many Tibetans belonging to Dekyiling, Clement Town and Rajpur road settlement have been living their lives on the sales generated by the market.
Things to look out for at Tibetan Market:
An exquisite place that brings out the beauty of another culture, Tibetan Market of Dehradun is a place to chill. The market showcases wind chimes, exquisite wooden art, handicraft items, traditional jewellery, woollens and breezy summer wear.
The market is not only famous for selling apparels but for its mouth-watering Tibetan cuisines. One can savour the delicious Tibetan food like momos, thupka, noodles and a variety of hot soups at its tiny restaurants that are housed inside the market.
Opening and Closing time of Tibetan Market:
The Tibetan Market opens at 10 am and closes around 10 pm.
How to reach:
The Tibetan Market at Lansdowne Chowk is located near Parade Ground. Catch the local bus that runs towards Parade Ground and from there a short 5 minutes-walk will make you reach the market. Buses from D.L. road, Rispana Pul and Nalapani run towards market from 7 am to 9 pm. Alternatively, you can also catch the Vikram no. 1, 2, 3 and 5 that run to and fro to the market. Dehradun railway station at 2 km is the nearest railhead to this market. Jolly Grant airport at 28 km is the nearest air connectivity to the market.