Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Shopping in Shimla

Local tweeds, shawls, horticul-tural produce like jams and squashes, silver jewellery, Himachal’s distinctive caps, handicrafts like carpets, jackets, paintings and wooden items like bowls and walking sticks.

  • The Mall road, shimlaFor handicrafts and souvenirs, first check the Himachal Emporium on the Mall. The range is large, the prices fixed and reasonable and the quality assured. Shimla shopping center is basically centered around the Mall of Shimla. The Mall flocks with innumerable shops on both the sides. Shopping in Shimla is an absolute delight. There are various emporiums loaded with handicrafts on the mall. The government emporiums are more famous. Local Himachal handicrafts like Woolen and pashmina shawls, decorative items, handmade shoes, dolls, the famous Himachali woolen caps, rugs, woolen coats etc. are available in these emporiums. Weavers in the Kullu-Manali region weave colorful caps on their looms, which are favorite with the tourists visiting this region.
  • The Lower Bazaar has several silversmiths and you can pick up jewellery and other items for a little over their value in weight. As the name suggests the Lower Bazaar is located below the Mall. In between these two is the middle bazaar. These the shopping place for the local people. People from villages around Shimla are seen shopping at these markets. Goods here are also cheaper as compared to the mall. This is a narrow bazaar with traditional shops on both sides. Natthu Halwai, Mehru Halwai and Gujjar Khan Sweets are popular sweet shops in Lower bazaar.
  • Shimla’s Chinese shoemakers are famous for their hand-crafted wares. Shoes on order are still made by them.
  • Wooden KeyChains, ShimlaThe 'Lakkar Bazaar' lies just off the ridge and has budget-range souvenir shops. The discerning shopper would find shopping in Shimla a pleasant experience. Like all hill stations in India, Shimla also has a rich and diverse forestland. One thing that must feature in your shopping cart in Shimla is the walking sticks. This and more is available in the Lakkar bazaar adjoining the ridge. The bazaar offers everything from toys, figurines, candle stands, key chains, carved sticks to pots, pans and spoons - all made of wood. The ace craftsmen in Shimla make exquisite walking sticks out of the wood available in Shimla. Shimla fruit products are also ideal gifts for near and dear ones.
  • The 'Tibetan Market' sells a variety of inexpensive imports primarily apparel and electronic trinkets.
  • There are several shops that sell readymade clothes.
  • Locally made wines, juices and preserves are available at various outlets.

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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