What to Eat & Shop While in Ladakh

It is difficult to head out to a new destination and return home empty-handed. Shopping is one of the best activities to do in Ladakh as it is popular for various exclusive items. Let us have a look at some of the things that you can shop for while in Ladakh:-

Stone and Silver Jewelry


Ladakhi jewelry would further enhance your accessories collection. You can select some of the best pieces of jewelry while in the marketplace. They offer beautiful stone and silver jewelry that you’ll find the Ladakh locals flaunting. The collection includes necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, etc.

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Pashmina Woolens and Shawls

Pashmina shawls are famous all around. Pashmina is delicate, beautiful, and very warm. These are made up using Kashmiri wool. You can also purchase normal woolen clothes like sweaters, caps, socks, and blankets made up of Yak wool. Woolens can be one of the best to purchase from Ladakh.

Apricot’s Jam and Oil

Apricots are commonly found in and around the Ladakh region and so are the products made up of them. Organic apricot jam if one of the most delicious food items to get back home from Ladakh. You also get to buy apricot oil.

Tibetan Handicrafts

Tibetan handicrafts would bring back your trip memories the most out of all that you purchase. The handicrafts are a rich offering of the local culture. Some of the interesting items include catchy Thangka paintings, prayer wheels, colorful flags, Buddha masks, etc.

One can also Buy Some Chocolates

It says that every child craves more for chocolates than anything else, and Ladakh knows this. So, before you sign off from your Ladakh tour, make sure to carry a lot of chocolates back for your little ones. Wide varieties are ranging from organic to flavored to milk chocolates.


Kashmiri Carpets

Ladakhi rugs and carpets are very popular. They are prepared with natural dye and hand woven wool in exotic designs and patterns like floral and dragon representations. Rugs make great wall hanging decor items to beautify your home. It might be a bit tedious to carry them home but surely worth the trouble.

One of the most amusing things to do in Ladakh is to try out its exclusive cuisine. It is a vacationing marvel that has an amazingly different cuisine for any tourist to try. Most of the delicacies here are influenced by Tibetan dishes. Let’s quickly have a look at some of the best restaurants to try out the food at:-

The Tibetan Kitchen

Nestled in Leh, the Tibetan Kitchen is a charming and cozy eatery where you can try out the local Ladakhi cuisine. They feature am amazing atmosphere with arrangements to sit out under the sky. They also serve chilled beer to go with the food. The cuisines that they serve include Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan. Some of the must-try dishes are Gyakok Lunch, Cheesy Chicken Momos, Mariani, Noodles Rice Mutton, and Naan.


Chopsticks Noodle Bar

They serve various cuisines including Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Indian, and Fusion. This place is the pick for also the ones looking for vegetarian options. You also get chilled beer at this restaurant. The decor incorporates beautiful Chinese lanterns and Japanese fans. The must-try dishes are Pad Thai Noodles, Crispy Chilli Potato, Spring Rolls, and Wonton Soup.

Little Italy

This is a pick for pure vegetarians. They serve Kashmiri and Italian cuisines. It is a terrace restaurant with a comfortable ambiance. Also, this place is a pocket-friendly one. While paying a visit to this cafe, make sure to try out Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Koftas, and Pasta.

Gesmo Restaurant

This place is an ideal one for breakfast serving delicious dishes like paranthas, momos, thentuk, pizzas, pies, etc. During the peak season, it gets all jam-packed and you might require booking a table in advance. Some of the must-try delicacies include Apricot Jam, Freshly Baked items, Burgers, Apricot Pies, and Yak Cheese Pizza.

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