The Tibetan market of Nainital, also called as Bhotia market, is a go-to place for shoppers. Located close to the city center, it is one of the most popular street markets in town. There is a wide variety of winter wear, and the delectable Tibetan food.
Thupka and Momos are the delicacies you should look forward to. The Bhotia market offers an extensive variety of shawls, sweaters, mufflers, bags and other souvenirs. The vendors price the item highly, so brush up on your bargaining skills before you visit the place in order to get the best price.
Things to buy at Bhotia Market
- Himalayan bags are one thing that you must buy from the Bhotia market.
- Fine woolen scarves and shrugs
- Handcrafted candles, potpourri and home fragrances
- Artificial jewelry, key chains and books
- Tibetan ethnic wear
- Kumaon woolens handcrafted by women from Almora and other native places
- Bamboo fabric is one unconventional thing you will find here
- Pine wood crafts
Image Gallery of Bhotia Market / Tibetan Market Nainital
Things to do at and around Bhotia Market
The market is established surrounding the banks of Naini lake which makes it a perfect destination for planning a brunch at the famous restaurants nearby and a boat ride in the shimmering, serene waters of the lake.
Along with the Bhotia market is the Mall Road Nainital which is where you can look for anything and everything you need. Wooden art crafts are quite famous here, to take back home as souvenirs.
Adjacent to the Bhotia market is the Naina Devi temple. Take blessings from Goddess Naini Devi and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Trek up to the Land’s End Nainital, just 4 km away and feel the adrenalin rush as you witness one of the most beautiful sceneries this place beholds.
Ride in the Nainital Ropeway, just 500 meters away, leading to the Snow View Point and witness the beautiful Himalayan snow-covered peaks.
Get mesmerized by the naturally beautiful and unspoiled Sattal lake, 44 km away, which is a cluster of 7 different water bodies and houses a huge variety of organisms.
How to Reach Bhotia Market
The Bhotia market lies adjacent to the Mall road, just 900 meters away. You can hire an auto-rickshaw or cycle-rickshaw to reach the market or even walk up to the place.
The Bhotia market lies at a distance of 5.9 km from the Tallital bus stand Nainital. You can hire an auto or cycle rickshaw to reach here.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station, about 34 km away. Local buses and taxis commute regularly from the railway station to Mall road, Nainital and walk up to the Bhotia market.
If you are traveling by air, Pantnagar airport is the nearest one, 72 km away. You can hire a private or shared taxi from the airport to Mall road and walk up to the Bhotia market. Alternatively, you can book a private cab for your entire tour from top car rental companies in Nainital and enjoy a hassle free ride.
Best Time to visit the Bhotia Market
The market lies in the centre of the Nainital city which stays pleasant during most times of the year. Only the monsoon can be a bit restrictive.
Entry Fees and Timings to visit Bhotia Market
There is no entry fee to visit the market. You can visit on all days of the week between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm.