Being the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, which is fondly referred to as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, is home to several points of interest. Lakkar Bazaar is the main one of them.
Named after the shops offering the wooden items targeted majorly at tourists, the Lakkar Bazaar, which also owns a roller skating rink in it, is a marketplace along a narrow road and further down the Mall Road just off the Ridge in Shimla. Home to several hotels comprising the Diplomat Hotel, and Hotel White, this famous wooden market also has the adjoining state hospital, namely the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.
Points of Interest in Lakkar Bazaar
Counted among the most renowned markets in the city of Shimla, this charming wooden market, is famous for its wooden decorative craft items and Souvenirs made of the wood of the trees of the walnut and Deodar (cedar). Previously being like a small village in itself, this renowned wooden market is very famous for the toys made of wood. From the several shops of this locality, you can purchase a wide range of handicrafts, woolens, and Pashmina shawls. This Bazaar is particularly famous for its Kull shawls.
The very stylized wooden walking sticks available in this wooden market, which are very famous for their best quality, are counted among the most sought after products in this market. Also marking the beginning of a climb to the Jakhoo peak, the Lakkar Bazaar has the suitable possibility of purchasing a light walking stick beginning onwards INR 100. The wooden items available in this famous wooden market are comparatively cheaper than in Delhi and other cities of India. From the shops of this market, you can also purchase the items daily used in the kitchen. A group of Sikh carpenters, which came here from Hoshiarpur (Punjab) and settled here, created this renowned market.
Situated amidst the charming panorama, the Lakkar Bazaar, which has the availability of cheap hotels, is lovingly called the ‘Shopper’s Paradise’. Here, you must try Aaloo Tikki and Chhole Bhatoore prepared by Sita Ram. Without taking a stroll in the maze like alleys of the Lakkar Bazaar, a tour of Shimla is incomplete. Here, Shopaholics can pass a whole day while shopping. If you are on the way to Longwood, Chapslee Estate, and Shankli, uptown residential localities of Shimla, you must pass through the Lakkar Bazaar.
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How to Reach
By taking an auto or rickshaw from your desired point in Shimla, you can reach there.
Thus, it can be rightly said that Lakkar Bazaar is one of the major points of interest in Shimla to be visited during the tour of this charming hill town. If you are also willing to take a stroll in this fine wooden market, you can book Shimla Holiday Packages from Mumbai. All of the Shimla Holiday Packages, which are affordable to the budget for all types of people, can also be customized as per the requirement of the clients. So, if you go to Shimla to take the enjoyment of the tour, you must take a stroll in the Lakkar Bazaar at least once in your life.