Shopping in Ladakh

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About Holiday Shopping in Ladakh

Going to Ladakh and coming back empty handed is just not done! Holiday Shopping in Ladakh is an experience unlike anywhere else in India. In its bazaars, you come across a variety of items, from souvenirs to handicrafts, that reflect excellent artistic & craftsmanship skills are available in a wide range of options.

From Pashmina shawls to prayer wheels, every item captivates you as much as the other while holiday shopping in Ladakh. Further, there are shops which arouse your curiosity like no other. One example is the Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Shopping Hub, set up in 1991 and managed completely by women.

What should you buy in Ladakh?

The famous things to buy while shopping in Ladakh can be divided into three categories:

  • Everyday items : Apricot items, kitchenware, kurtis, shawls, t-shirts, hats, Chhang (local alcoholic beverage)
  • Artefacts : Tibetan handicrafts like Buddha statues, singing bowls, choktse (carved wooden tables painted in colours), prayer wheels, pashmina wool products, carpets & rugs.
  • Souvenirs : Jewellery, baskets & bamboo baby cradles, beads, masks.

Where to go shopping in Ladakh?

The famous places where you can go shopping for various items & souvenirs to buy from Ladakh are:

  • Leh Main Bazaar
  • Ladakh Art Palace
  • Ladakh Apricot Store
  • Tibetan Market
  • Himalayan Pashmina Shawls
  • Zanskar Arts
  • Dalai Lama Charitable Trust Handicraft Emporium
  • Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Shopping Hub.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are some of the items which you should buy while shopping in Ladakh?

Some of the items which you should buy while shopping in Ladakh are Tibetan handicrafts, masks, beads, apricot items & pashmina wool products.

Q. What is the best time to visit Ladakh to enjoy shopping?

June to September is the best time to go shopping in Ladakh as during this time, traders and artists from all over Ladakh assemble to the markets with their items and products.

Q. Is there a famous vegetable market in Ladakh?

Yes, there is a famous vegetable in Leh at the Library Road where you can purchase various kinds of vegetables.

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