Tibetan Market / Bhotia Market - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Nainital Bus Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Naina Devi Temple

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Nainital Bus Station, Tibetan Market or Bhotia Market is a shopping venue located in the picturesque hill station of Nainital in Uttarakhand. Situated on the banks of Nainital Lake near Naina Devi Temple, it is one of the popular places to go for shopping in Nainital.

Located in the vicinity of the Mall Road, Bhotia Market is the most famous street market in the town. The colorful street of Tibetan Market is always busy and filled with people as it is located close to the Naini Lake. The market is ideal for visiting after you have paid your respects at the Naina Devi Temple or when on an evening stroll looking to collect some souvenirs as it is the only shopping area in Nainital that offers a variety of souvenirs at reasonable rates.

This market has gained its recognition owing to the sale of the unique 'Tibet' products which reflect the culture and traditions of the Tibetan people. One can buy an extensive variety of woolens and winter wears, Himalayan bags, ethnic clothing, designer jewelry, and a variety of handcrafted items. Woolen clothes are the most popular among the tourists as they are of good quality and are available in various attractive designs. Also, the market offers a variety of decorative items made of wood which are eye-catching as they are handcrafted with perfection. You can bargain with the shopkeepers but try not to haggle much as this is their primary occupation.

Besides, the market is filled with restaurants that offer sumptuous Tibetan food as well. One must try the regional delicacies like Thupka and Momos.

Timings: 9 AM - 10 PM