Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is widely distinguished for its plunging river valleys, snowy mountain peaks and picturesque locales. As you make your way through the many cherished attractions this state has to offer, you simply cannot miss the unique opportunity to do the shopping in Himachal Pradesh at some of the popular shopping arcades where state wares are on display.

A true shopper’s paradise, the vast marketplaces here have handicrafts, wooden works, woollen garments, silky smooth shawls, and fresh fruits and vegetables up for sale. As you meander down the winding roads, you will find yourself transported back to a simpler time, and you will find yourself truly moved by the unique culture of the state, making it the perfect location for family vacations.  

Since you’re planning a trip to with your family, it would be a good idea to visit these splendid places for shopping in Himachal Pradesh where you may find some fabulous souvenirs of this heart-rendering holiday.  

You can begin your Himachal trip at the Tibetan Market in Kullu. This cluster of shops offers tourists handicrafts, imported goods, woollen apparels, musical instruments, hand-woven carpets, and intricately designed rugs. Take your pick from the famous Kullu shawls, or gain some insight into Tibetan culture as you look through the shops that have authentic Tibetan souvenirs on sale.  

You can also devoutly explore the Lower Bazaar in Shimla, which is constantly buzzing with tourists and locals alike. This endless maze of lanes is littered with small shops that offer everything from gorgeously woven clothing to fresh fruits and vegetables. If you’re feeling a bit hungry, you can feast on the delectable street food of momos and chaat – delicacies that are sure to satiate your taste buds. Also, you can taste amazing local cuisine at the restaurant in Manali resort along with international speciality.

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Another prominent market, which you can include in your Himachal tourism itinerary, is the famous Lakkar Bazaar in Shimla. Also known as the Wood Bazaar, it can be found on a narrow road where shops are absolutely bursting with exquisite wooden handicrafts, everyday items, decorative pieces, and wooden souvenirs. The best part is that all these lovely gift items are very affordable.  

The Chail Bazaar is another busy market that you absolutely need to visit. It presents an attractive display of handicrafts, woollen shawls, groceries, souvenirs, and grocery items. The market’s old-world charm coupled with its lively aura makes shopping a refreshing experience.  

Of course, the Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza in Dalhousie deserves a place on your shopping list. Here, you will find exquisite jewellery, shoes, clothes and warm woollens. Between the shops, you’ll find quaint bistros and delightful restaurants to keep your hunger pangs at bay.  

To ensure that you have a great place to stay after all your shopping is done; you can book one of our Club Mahindra resorts in Himachal. Our quiet and comfortable rooms offer some of the best views of the fabulous mountains all around. With our holiday activities and comfortable rooms, your family will be in for a truly memorable vacation. Read more positive Club Mahindra Resort Reviews by our happy members about how they enjoyed their holidays with family.

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Manu Khandelwal

An engineer and a travel blogger. Loves trekking and doing bike road trips. Burger lover (want to try every burger in the world). Clinomaniac. Sports fanatic. Likes technology but not a technology addict.