Shopping in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
A visit to Dharamsala remains incomplete without splurging on the attractive items available in the hill town. Shopping here is a fun-filled experience for any traveler. The popular articles vary from attractive imported goods , souvenirs , lovely handicrafts to tiny trinklets and momentos.
The Tibetan market happens to be the favourite den of the tourists apart from McLeodganj Chowk. All the articles reflect the keen artistic sense of the local craftsmen and are truly exotic in appearance. Colorful cardigans, walking sticks, jackets and various handicrafts items increase the temptation among the tourists.
What to buy :
- Local Crafts
- Miniature Paintings
- Colorful bags
- Kashmiri shawls
- Tibetan shawls
- Silver and copper ' diyas
- Artifical Jewellery
>Loads of Tibetan goodies to lay your hands on! The Kotwali Bazaar is perfect for colourful Tibetan carpets, Buddhist thangkas, woolen ponchos, jackets, colourful masks, jewellery made of silver and semi-precious stones, trinkets, lamps, fruit preserves, jams and jellies. The Jogibara Road is one of the main places to hunt for silk scarves, wood, bamboo and cane handicrafts. As souvenirs, pick up some Tibetan cheese, prayer wheels and prayer flags. The Namgyal Bookstore has a wide range of books on Tibetan culture and Buddhism and regions of Himachal.
Where to Buy and what to buy :
Tibetan market - Kashmiri art and shawls, Buddhist paintings, woolens, junk jewelery, variety of copper and silver 'Diyas'
Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium - woolen shawls and exquisite handicrafts
Himachal Hand loom and Crafts Centre - Chamba and Kullu Shawls
Tibetan Handicrafts Center - Traditional Handicrafts and Tibetan Carpets, Souvenirs.