Himachal Pradesh Shopping Guide- the must-visit shopping places in Himachal for all budgets

Himachal Pradesh is an Indian state known worldwide for its beautiful and natural elegance. Tourists come here, from all around the world, to experience nature in its raw form. It is nearly impossible to think of a tour without strolling in the markets of Himachal Pradesh and involving in some kind of shopping while touring. You won’t be able to stop yourself by purchasing some souvenirs for your friends and family members. Shopping in Himachal Pradesh is more of fun than only a transaction activity. You can purchase anything ranges from handicrafts, clothing to artificial jewellery. So here is the list of the famous shopping towns and hill stations where you can head out to experience some amazing shopping in Himachal Pradesh.

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Here is a list for you - Himachal Pradesh Shopping Guide- the must-visit shopping places in Himachal for all budgets

1. Shopping in Shimla

Shimla is one of the hot-spot for shopping in the Himachal Pradesh. As this beautiful hill station has several government run emporiums with the mall and other numerous private outlets on this road. Apart from that some famous bazaar like Lower Bazaar, Lakkar Bazaar are the best places for absolutely chaotic and loud shopping experience. The best things that one can buy from these markets and stores are like Wooden sticks, Kinnauri Shawls, Tibetan Rugs, headscarfs, and other Kinnauri winter season garments for taking back home as memories of Himachal Pradesh. 


2. Shopping in Kullu

Kullu is also boasts with some fine Bazaars and stores selling famous Kullu Shawls, Kullu Caps, Buddhist paintings, woolens, mufflers, as well as Tibetan carpets, traditional jewellery , etc. It is always advisable to shop from the reputed and registered shops if you are purchasing anything precious like metal jewellery, shawls, etc. The main shopping markets in Kullu are Tibetan Market and Sultanpur Market. Tibetan Market deals with the Tibetan souvenirs, handicrafts, and clothing whereas Sultanpur market is famous for the local products and various handmade articles by the local artisans. Apart from that, Himalayan Stores on the Mall Roadway sells the great home-made yak and cheddar cheese.

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3. Shopping in Manali

Manali is known for the shopping of woollen shawls. Tibetan Handicrafts, inlaid silver jewellery and souvenirs. Mall Road is the centre of the shopping activities in Manali.

In Manali you can buy mostly woollen shawls, antiques, Tibetan handicrafts, inlaid silver jewelry and souvenirs. Apart from the markets and stores, the Mall Road also consists of many restaurants and cafes which add elegance to the charm of Manali. Mall Road is also famous for local products as well such as apricot oil, honey and fruit products, etc.

4. Buying in Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj is known for the various Buddhist monasteries and refuge to the Tibetan Refugee people. This is also the resident place for Dalai Lama. The main shopping areas in Mcleodganj are Jogibara Road, Temple Road and Bhagsu Roadway, etc. These markets are known for selling bronze statues of Buddha, Tibetan artifacts, metal prayer wheels and prayers Thnagkas.


Tibetan Handicrafts Cooperative centre on Jogibara Roadway market is quite popular for selling some authentic hand-woven Tibetan carpets below of which you can see Tibetan evacuees weaving carpets. The prices of the products offered by the shopkeepers are almost two to three times than its exact value, and hence, you should have sharp and good bargain skills to get a best deal for the products you are looking to purchase.

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5. Shopping in Chail

Like other towns and hill stations of Himachal Pradesh there aren’t many options of shopping in Chail. However, locally made woolen shawls, rugs as well as caps can be bought in Chail. Moreover, one can also buy some local products produced by the farmer in their fields of Chail.

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