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Majnu ka Tilla, New Delhi

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Majnu-ka-tilla, is a Tibetan colony in Delhi, India that was established around 1960. Majnu-ka-tilla is officially called New Aruna Nagar Colony, Chungtown, and Samyeling. It is part of North Delhi district and is located between the Yamuna River and Delhi's Outer Ring Road near ISBT Kashmiri Gate.HistoryThe historic name of area, literally means the hillock of Majnu, after the tilla or mound where during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi (r. 1489–1517) on Delhi Sultanate, a local Iranian Sufi mystic, Abdulla nicknamed Majnu (crazy), met Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak on July 20, 1505. Majnu ferried people across the Yamuna river for free as a service to God, his devotion resulted in the Nanak staying here till end July. In later history Sikh military leader Baghel Singh built the Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara to commemorate the stay in 1783, and the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Har Gobind also stayed here. Today it is one of oldest extant Sikh shrines in Delhi and the surrounding estate of donated by early 19th-century Sikh emperor, Ranjit Singh.
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  • This pleasant and joyful area is just opposite Mother Teresa Missionaires of Charity house. It's a little village developed around a tiny street full of shops, cafes and restaurant. Friendly people al...  more »
  • Super good food their with lovely people ... thank you trip advisor for the suggestion app for everyone to know exactly which is worth to stay or eat.... 
  • This is great place to relax if you need to get away from some of the busyness of Delhi! It is very friendly and there are lots of nice cafes, shops and guesthouses. It is also easy to get to via the ...  more »
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  • Majnu ka Tilla Gurudwara is beautiful and magical, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. Legend has it that a Muslim hermit who ferried people across the river was blessed by Guru Nanak Dev for his selfless devotion, and this sanctuary immortalizes his memory.The spiritual place has a very calm and serene vibe to it.If you want some peace of mind and enjoy the beauty of river yamuna you should definitely visit this place.
  • #SikhTemple Historic Place Open 24x7, 7 days a week, for People of all religions, caste and financial status. Community meal available. Gurdwara Majnu-ka-Tilla is situated on the right bank of river Yamuna, opposite Timarpur Colony beyond the Khyber Pass section of Delhi, India. The birthday of the Khalsa is celebrated here with much festivity on Baisakhi day. On this day, which holds a special place in the hearts of all Sikhs, the city swells with pilgrims from the surrounding areas. With many people of different creeds, castes, and status join the Sikhs of Delhi. During the festivities a special langar (a free kitchen or meal) of enormous size is arranged.
  • Love this place along with spiritual food( Langar) served by Baba Harbans Singh Seva Jatha..
  • Pleasant place , must visit for spiritual person . For sure you gonna get the inner Peace of body .
  • Beautiful built gurudwara with 300 year old historical relevance. Visit here to get peace of mind & to experience selfless community service of Sikhs.