Top Choice Food & Drinks in Leh


Fill up drinking-water bottles here (₹7 per litre). Dzomsa also offers an environmentally friendly laundry service (₹95 per kg), fresh apricot and buckthorn juices (₹20/80 per glass/litre), and a range of local prod…
Clothing in Leh

Jigmat Couture

Ladakh's first home-grown fashion house uses local design as starting inspiration and sources its much of its raw material from nomadic herders. By invitation it might be possible to visit its private textile museum…
Books in Leh

Ladakh Bookshop

Hidden upstairs opposite the entrance to Chokhang Vihara, this excellent bookshop publishes locally relevant works and stocks the updated 2013 edition of Olizane’s indispensible Ladakh Trekking Maps (₹1500 per sheet…
Arts & Crafts in Srinagar

Kashmir Government Arts Emporium

Kashmiri crafts at fixed prices are displayed in the century-old half-timbered former British Residency Building (gutted by fire in 1998, restored in 2004), set in a splendid park shaded by mature, rare trees.
Arts & Crafts in Jammu

J&K Government Arts Emporium

Attractively presented Kashmiri souvenirs include a range of papier-mâché work (boxes from ₹60), silk shawls, crewel work, and Kashmiri saffron (₹320 per gram). It's handily close to the tourist office.
Market in Leh

Moti Market

Extensive locals' market that sells almost anything. While not architecturally exotic, it's a practical and ever-fascinating place to wander and look for day-to-day shopping items.
Books in Leh

Lehling Bookshop & Cafe

This well-stocked bookshop is the first in Leh to install its own comfortable coffee-shop area, with very decent espresso and wi-fi that actually works.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Leh

Tibetan Refugee Market

Leh has several colourful handicraft markets run by long-term Tibetan refugees, many from families who first fled to Ladakh more than 50 years ago.
Market in Leh

Nowshera Bazaar

This pedestrianised street of tiny shops is full of tailors and barbers, but several shops also sell prayer flags and other Buddhist paraphernalia.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Leh


Upmarket boutique of Tibetan fabrics and crafts from thankas to pen cases and greeting cards.