Ladakh is not only known for its scenic beauty, snow-capped mountains, adventures but also have lots of unique things and items in its lap which tourists and travelers can buy and take away at their homes. Ladakh offers with best of its road trips, bike trips, limitless clear roads to enjoy calmness and lot of many other things which are rare and unique. But have you tried shopping in Ladakh?
Ladakh provides with variety of Pashmina Shawls, native handicrafts, rugs and carpets to woollens and traditional silver jewellery and much more which can easily burn a hole in your pocket.
Here are the five things that are a must buy when you visit Ladakh-
Markets in Leh and Ladakh offers variety to choose handmade Tibetan handicrafts which are definitely eye catching. One of them are Thungka paintings that are mesmerizing and treat to eyes. Tibetan handicrafts like Buddha statues, Prayer Bells, Thangka Paintings, Tibetan Trinkets, Singing Bowls, Choktse (carved wooden tables painted in colours).
Ladakh captures tourists attention for harvesting dried and fresh apricots. Their freshness, flavor, and aroma have made it a popular souvenir that travelers from around the world take home. Apricot Items such as Quick Apricot Jam, French Apricot Jam, Mary Berry Apricot Jam, Refrigerator Apricot Jam & famous Grandma’s Apricot Jams
Ladakhi and Tibetan jewellery-
Ladakhi jewellery is another fantastic item to buy from Ladakh. There is a a wide variety of necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and even key chains while shopping in Ladakh. From bracelets and earrings to rings and anklets, there’s something for everyone up for grabs. Ladakh is the traditional Ladakhi ornaments that are made of silver and stone.Women locals in Ladakh wear these beautiful jewelry pieces.
Pashmina Shawls and other woolens-
One thing to buy undoubtedly from Leh Ladakh is Pashmina. You can buy shawls or stoles or other garments made out of the fine Pashmina wool in Leh. The pashmina wool is delicate, light and yet very warm. Besides that, you can also shop for other woolen clothes and accessories like socks, sweaters, caps, gloves, and blankets that are woven with Yak wool.
Handwoven Rugs and Carpets
One can’t miss out to buy Ladakhi carpets and rugs – naturally dyed and hand woven with wool in exotic patterns. The Ladakhi rugs and carpets are handmade by local artisans. The rugs make for great wall hangings. Kashmiri carpets are also very popular. The intricate patterns on wool will add a royal touch to any house