Shopping in MussoorieMussoorie is one of the most enchanting hill stations with mesmerizing views of beautiful lush greenery over valleys and hills with the backdrop of snow capped mountain ranges and the varied range of flaura and fauna which forces an exciting feeling in every heart and rejuvenates the mind and body with a new enthusiasm and positive attitude towards life. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life this is a pleasant welcome for every vacationer. Along with this enjoyment there is always the entertainment of excellent sightseeing and exclusive shopping which make the trip to Mussoorie more exciting. Just a casual walk along the streets of the famous markets here can enthusiast any mind to collect some quality products at much reasonable prices.
What to Buy in MussoorieIn Mussoorie some of the popular items are made of wood like bowls, walking sticks, trays, kitchen items, cane baskets, jewellery boxes, etc. Apart from this one can also buy authentic woolen clothes and exclusive shawls which are best in material here. Cosmetic Jewellery, souvenirs, Garhwal clothes and jewellery and Tibetan wall hangings and prayer wheels are few of the preferred shopping items of the tourist visitors. Handicraft items and Tibetan metal works are also much in demand in these markets by the visitors.
Where to Shop in MussoorieNow that what to buy is finalized the next question that troubles the mind is where to buy. The answer to this is not at all difficult for a place like Mussoorie because there are quite a few popular markets which store the best of products at absolute reasonable prices. Some of these markets along with details are briefed below for reference:
The MallThe Mall is the shopping hub of Mussoorie. It is the place where one finds all the exclusive items to take back home as the best of memories or gift of loved ones. It is the main market of the hill station where there is availability of all kinds of products starting from apparels to handicrafts, electronic goods to wooden items, brass materials to souvenirs and the list continues. Specialized vendors are available here with products like ceramic vases, brass statues, Tibetan prayer wheels, Jamavar shawls and many other goods. Though the prices are reasonable but a good bargain from the buyer's end may turn the same into good deal. Apart from the local vendors one can find some of the branded showrooms like Liberty, Reebok, Planet M, Music World etc which are often preferred by visitors. The Mall is one of the most crowded markets of Mussoorie.
Gandhi ChowkGandhi Chowk in Mussoorie was previously named as Library Chowk in Mussoorie. It is all the more referred that way because of the town library being present in the area. The market here has a wide range of local products available in street side shops. The best selling items in Gandhi Chowk are Tibetan mementos and Chinese vases.
Kulri BazaarSituated in the eastern part of The Mall lies the wonderful market called Kulri Bazaar in Musoorie. Kulri Bazaar is a typical long lane with numerous shops which includes local products, gift items, souvenir shops and exclusive fashionable fabric shops. The best finding in Kulri bazaar, undoubtedly, is the handicraft shops which attract several tourists round the year. Apart from these here one can find several small business houses, restaurants, hotels and even tours and travel houses.
Tibetan MarketIf the choice is to look for something different then the ideal place to shop would be the Tibetan Market. A casual walk in the market will help a traveler notice several quality and authentic Tibetan products like their exclusive dresses, their specialized fabrics, authentic Tibetan woolen garments, exclusively designed wall hangings, the Buddha statues, Tibetan prayer wheels, Tibetan metal ware and the Tibetan jewelries. The market also has some quality authentic Tibetan snacks corner which can be tried for a change of taste.
Famous Shops in Mussoorie
Classic EmporiumIf the search is for exclusive handicraft items then the best place to find the same is Classic Emporium near The Mall Road. The shop has the most vivid collection of exclusive items like Tibetan sculptures, crafted lampshades; porcelain figures, exclusively cut jewellery pieces and idols of Hindu Gods. The best parts of these beautiful crafted items are the design and quality which is unique of the place. Apart from this if the fascination is antique British furniture then there are many good shops in The Mall which have the perfect collection to suit the preference.
Himalayan WeaversHandloom garments are the preference of millions of people across the country and even abroad. The demand of these garments holds the maximum priority and that is why Mussoorie has some of the finest shops in the town which caters to this requirement of the visitors. For authentic product one can always visit the Himalayan Weavers, the shop which hold the most versatile collection of shawls, stoles and scarves. The soft pashmina shawl made out of pashmina wools is the most demanded product in this town.
It may be noted that the shop is located at a distance of 8km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road but for all, it is worth visiting.
Prakash StoreBeing one of the oldest stores in the hill station, the place has successfully gathered a huge reputation for the exclusive food items they offer, which includes the famous “Mussoorie Peanut Butter” and the delicious jams and chutneys of the local made.
Shoe StallsTowards the road to Mullingar, there are quite a few shoe makers who are excellent craftsman in preparing quality shoes and even they can prepare as per design told to them within a span of 24hrs.
Cambridge Book StoreFor all those bookworm people , Cambridge Book Store provides a perfect solution by having a considerable collection of latest as well as famous books. It is one of the oldest shops in Mussoorie
Ancient PalaceFor the antique lovers the best place to visit in Ancient Palace at Landour on the road just before the Picture Palace. The shop has the most vivid collection of British furniture’s and various other old items of the British era and some even before, in perfect condition.
Mussoorie is a place to collect authentic items at reasonable prices. So go ahead and fill the traveling bag with finest collectables.