Buddhist Walk

Meditative musings on the trail of Buddhist shrines

(On the occasion of Buddh Purnima)


Sunday 6 May 2012; 4 pm – 9 pm
Meeting Point: Ticket Counter, Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market, 4 pm
Ending Point: Ticket Counter, Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market, 9 pm
Mode of Commuting: Walk / Wheels
Registration Details: Contribute Rs. 1500/‐ per person (includes transport, dinner)

Please preregister. Contact Himanshu Verma / 41671100 / himanshu@redearthindia.com


Learn about teachings of the Buddha, and offer your prayers at some important centres of Buddhism in Delhi, at this special walk being organised on the auspicious night of Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of the Buddha.

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

(Click on images to enlarge)

Gautam Buddha / Photo: Hideyuki Kamon

Buddha Jayanti Park / Photo:Wikimedia Common

Ladhak Buddhist Vihar / Photo: Olzhas Giovanni Bozay

Ladhak Buddisht Vihar / Photo: Olzhas Giovanni Bozay

Ladhak Buddisht Vihar / Photo: Olzhas Giovanni Bozay

Majnu Ka Tilla / Photo: Bedatri Datta Choudhury

Majnu Ka Tilla / Photo: Mayank Austen Soofi