If you’re a fan of street shopping and looking for some unique wooden handicrafts, then Lakkar Bazaar in Shimla should definitely be on your list.
This marketplace is located on a tiny road next to The Ridge and is famous for its wooden decorative paraphernalia, especially the stunning items made from deodar and walnut wood by a group of Sikh carpenters who settled here over a century ago from Hoshiarpur.
But that’s not all! You can also find small shops along the market selling woollens, Pashmina shawls, and handicrafts. The Kullu shawls are the prime attraction here, and if you’re planning to trek to Jakhoo Peak, then don’t forget to grab a wooden walking stick from here.
The roads here may be narrow and crowded with tourists, but there’s something magical about this street. You can browse through various wooden items such as key chains, spoons, pots, candle stands, and more. And if you’re feeling hungry, there are plenty of eateries serving delicious momos and chaat to satisfy your taste buds.
But that’s not all! The market also features an ice skating rink and an old cinema hall for your enjoyment. And if you’re planning to stay nearby, there are plenty of hotels available to make the most of your visit.
So, whether you’re a shopaholic or a trekking enthusiast, Lakkar Bazaar has something for everyone. Just make sure to pack a good sense of humor and get ready for some quirky encounters with the locals and their traditional culture. Happy shopping!