If you have planned Ladakh trip, you must visit top places like Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, local monasteries, local markets, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa etc.Although you are on a long trip so it could not possible you will back to home with empty hands or bags. Shopping lovers can pick a few interesting and lovely memorabilia from Leh Ladakh, which will create most excitement in your trip.Leh Ladakh recently considered as Union Territory of India. Although Ladakh is much different from rest Indians in terms of their ethics and culture. They are following Tibetan culture which is based on Buddhism, as Ladakh attached very closely with Tibet. For shopping items you can carry Pashmina Shawls, Apricot jam, Tibetan handicrafts and Jewelry etc. Here I am suggesting you a few shopping spots, from where you can buy.
Tips for travellers
As many spots I have suggested you for shopping purpose. Make sure if you are buying jewellery than there should be a hallmark for ensuring genuinely. Without hesitation,you can bargain to fix prices to save your money, if you are buying from any market. So, full fill your bags with goodies along with wonderful memories of Ladakh shopping dairy. And returned to your home with happy faces.
In the main market, tourist can easily purchase any item in Ladakh. It is decorated with roadside stalls and shops. Which attracts to buy anything as per your requirement. You can fill your bag with goodies like Tibetan handicrafts, jewellery, Shawls, antique, woollens etc. Even you will get these items at reasonable prices.
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Location: Leh, Jammu Kashmir
Many Tibetan refugees running their handicrafts shops in good numbers in next to the main market. You will get items made by very fine works as Pashmina Shawls, handicrafts, statues, Gold and silver jewellery, attractive gift items etc, even on affordable cost. Shopping makes more interesting experience in your Ladakh trip. So make sure whenever you are thinking of shopping you can try from here for a wide variety. It is a must-visit shopping place.
Location: Main Market, Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir.
It is again a well known old market of Ladakh. As name reflect the speciality of this market. You will get a wide range of gems, precious stones and pearls Moti. If you are crazy for traditional jewellery then it is the best place for you. As it is the oldest and famous market situated in Leh Ladakh, you will get authentic and best quality of gems and pearls.
Location: Leh, Jammu Kashmir
It is again a famous shopping spot for Ladakhi and Tibetan based jewellery. You will get many varieties for comparison purposes. However, you will get a pretty good quality of traditional jewellery here. If You loves to store your better collection of traditional dresses and matching accessories then it is the best place to buy hand made Jewellery from here.
Location: Akbar Shopping Complex, Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir
Here you will get a nice collection of Pashmina Shawls, woollen garments, carpet and rugs made by hand. Tibetan handicrafts are well known not even in India but also in the world. You will see a good collection of all things on a one single spot.
Location : Changspa, Leh Ladakh
Although it is not a big place for shopping, a small situated in the main area of Leh. They are offering very fine quality wooden cloths, sweaters, Pashmina shawls made by pure Pashmina wool, Kashmiri dress material, Kashmiri bedsheets etc. Not even local people like to buy from here but also tourist loves to do purchasing on wide range. It is quite a popular shopping spot in Leh due to best quality of material. I am sure that softness quality of material and amazing design will catch your eyes. You will not regret your investment once you will purchase any item from this shop.
Location: Main Market, Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir
This place deserves a great virtue in Leh Ladakh. As they are promoting their craft talent of local artisans. They have mentioned the culture of Ladakhi people. Here you will see entire markets with full of goods which managed by local artisans only. You will find a nice collection of paintings, Woollens, Shawls, handicrafts, jewellery in fine quality. I would suggest you to buy from here, it will help to motivate, encourage and to support them although they are doing hard work and maintain a level of their civilization.