Dalhousie used to be the summer retreat of British generals before independence, along with its mesmerizing natural landscapes, hilly cascades, misty mountains, and pine valleys. It still has that old-world charm, even long after the British are gone. Read on to know about the 5 popular places for shopping in Dalhousie.
Famous Places for Shopping in Dalhousie
The old-world charm perhaps is most visible among the handicraft artefacts being seen almost everywhere you go along with the British colonial-era buildings everywhere. Thus, Dalhousie has been a paradise not only for a nature lover but also for anyone interested in art and craft.
Though handicrafts and souvenirs are available almost everywhere you go in Dalhousie; however, I will discuss these five options below, which are authentic, reasonably priced and hence popular among experienced and novice alike.
Here is a list of the most popular places for shopping in Dalhousie
Starting from the year 1944 by a local group of ladies, Bhuttico has become a renowned name for bringing Kullu shawls which are very much loved by the local people and tourists for its authenticity.
They keep a wide range of stocks that can fit into the budget from 300-7000 rupees. Shawls are made from different raw materials, like Pashmina, Lamb wool, Angora. People also like embroidered shawls from Bhuttico nowadays.
If you are looking for great shawls for yourselves or your loved ones and gift as souvenirs, then Bhuttico is the perfect place for you.
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Tibetan Market place is a very famous spot in Dalhousie. It offers a variety of goods like bags, carpets, handbags, dolls, jewellery, purses, different handicrafts, etc.
If you are planning to visit Dalhousie and have a shopping list for gift items, then Tibetan Market is the place for you, with a plethora of varieties to fulfil your desire.
With numerous choices to choose from, the articles are priced at a reasonable price. You can buy the things you like without burning a hole in your pocket. It is definitely one of the best places for shopping in Dalhousie.
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Tibetan Handicraft Centre
Tibetan Handicraft Centre is located at Bakrota hills which are approximately 2 km away from Dalhousie. You can find a reflection of the Tibetan art and culture in the artefacts which are available here for sale. They also have a beautiful collection of ornaments.
Thus, this place has become ideal for tourists who have a great aesthetic sense. To explore this place, one needs a couple of hours. Tibetan handlooms, mats, excellent quality carpets, as well as wall hangings, can be found here.
Both public and private transport are available to reach the Tibetan Handicraft Centre from Dalhousie.
Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium
It is located on the Thandi Sarak. The emporium features great quality woollen shawls, especially Kashmiri shawls. If you are planning to do some winter shopping with locally sourced, traditional Kashmiri shawl, then this is the place for you.
The originally designed handcrafted shawls certainly will make you happy by its gorgeous look and soft and warm texture. The products available here are mostly affordable with unique and exquisite quality.
This market has the perfect blend of exotic and modern souvenirs to choose from.
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Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza
This market is located in the central location of Dalhousie having shops and eateries scattered all over the place. There are many street food vendors and eating joints available where foods taste really delicious.
Some good restaurants are also there. Other shops mostly sell handcrafted items, souvenirs and varieties of electronic goods. If you want to have a memorable shopping experience at Dalhousie, don’t miss visiting Gandhi Chowk Shopping plaza.
Selling handicrafts is a popular source of income among local traders. Thus, it is very easy to get confused and puzzled with the large spread of choice available. However, authenticity and price are all that matters. Hence it is always advisable to rely on renowned places with a long-standing reputation.
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