Markets in LehWhen you are in Leh, you just cannot imagine leaving the place without shopping the exquisite items found here. Things that you get in various markets and shops of Leh are hard to find anywhere else. Leh houses many markets and they have shops selling items that are exclusive to this region.
Leh has traditional markets like Leh Main Market, Gol Bazar and Moti Market that have huge stocks of items like handicrafts, handlooms, fruits, jewelries and others. This article will take you through the journey of famous markets of Leh so that you can enjoy the most out of your Leh Tour.
Important Market Areas in LehHere you will find information about important shopping areas in Leh:
Main Bazaar RoadMain Bazaar and its adjoining area is the ideal place to get some of the most exclusive items like handicrafts, pashmina products and various types of souvenir items. You will be able get antique items of Tibet, the replica of Tibetan craftworks, Tibetan jewelries and other accessories in this area. You can wander around the streets and visit various book shops located here.
You are sure to get interesting books on Buddhist History and different guide books. Shoppers also get plenty of fast food shops and numerous shops selling organic food items in this main market of Leh.
Gol MarketGol Market is the right place to get different types of clothing items, bags and other accessories. You will also get different types of camping gears in this market. With little bargaining, you will definitely get items at cheap price.
Other popular markets of Leh are Moti Market located near Bus Stand and the Tibetan Market near Old Leh Market.
Shops in LehThere many famous stores in Leh from where you can buy different items of your choice.
Ladakh Apricot StoreIf you are concerned about environment and have special affinity for organic foods then have to visit Ladakh Apricot Store.
You will get apricots, juice made of sea buckthorn and many other types of fruit products made of fresh apricots.
Ladakh BookshopThis bookshop has very good stock of books of all types. The bookshop has local magazines and also trekking maps of Ladakh region. Tourists get all types of guide books in this shop. The shop is located near the SBI ATM.
The other bookshops in Leh are ABC News Agency at Chali Complex, Book Worm at Lingzi Hotel, Bardi Students’ Point behind SBI Bank in Leh are some other book shops of Leh.
Ladakh Art PalaceThis shop is located on Main Bazaar Road and is famous for all types of traditional Tibetan items e.g. thangkas, prayer wheels, prayer beads, Tibetan Tables, kettles made of copper and brass. You will also get Tibetan costume jewelries made of precious and semi-precious stones. The items you get here will surely add much more to your collection.
Exclusive coral jewelry and jewelry boxes can be bought from here. You can get silver jewelries, masks, handbags, peace flags and other local items in this art and craft shop of Leh.
Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust Handicraft EmporiumWhether you are looking for wooden handicrafts or exclusive woolen items or Pashmina shawls, you are sure to get the finest items at this handicraft emporium. You get carpets, rugs and many other handloom items at this place. Fresh fruits and items made of fresh fruits like jams, squash and jelly etc. are also sold here. You must not miss out fry apricots and apricot jams found here.
Handicraft Co-operative SocietyThis cooperative society is located at Ga-Ldan Complex in Leh. You will get all types of Ladakhi items in this cooperative society. You will get Pashmina shawls, carpets and dress materials, wooden items like sweater, socks, gloves , Tibetan wall paintings, wooden carved tables and other items, wooden showpieces, carpets, marks, dry apricots, apricot jams etc. at this cooperative society.
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