Shopping In manali
Shopping in Manali
One of the favourite destinations of honeymooners, Manali is visited by thousands of people from around the country every
year for its snow-capped mountains, beautiful parks and old temples. If you love to shop and Manali is a part of your India
tour package, then you will find yourself surrounded by various street markets and roadside stalls. These are packed with
both traditional and modern stuff, making you spoilt for choice on what to purchase and what to leave out. Offering a number
of items, from Tibetan handicrafts, handlooms, woollen clothes and antiques to jewellery, thangkas and pashmina shawls,
Manali is a shopper’s paradise on earth. Have a look at the prominent shopping areas that give Manali a significant place in
the India tourism sphere as far as retail therapy is concerned.
Mall Road is a major shopping destination not only for tourists but also the people of Manali. You can witness a huge number
of buyers at several shops and emporiums that sell a variety of items like Tibetan handicrafts, Kullu and Kinnauri caps,
rugs, shawls, footwear, wooden furniture, jewellery, books and imported goods. Overflowing with several restaurants, hotels
and bars, Mall Road is an excellent place for street shopping and dining.
A good place to shop for local handicrafts is the Himachal Handicrafts Emporium. Popular for its Himachali coats, warm
woollens, pashmina shawls, handmade footwear and toys, this government-run emporium offers high-quality products. If you
want to gift hand-woven caps and clothes to your family and friends, this is a must visit place in Manali.
Old Manali Market
Whether you want to purchase some hippie-style clothes, junk items or delicious pickles, fruit jams and jellies, Old Manali
Market is a suitable place for you. If you are good at bargaining and know the local language of Manali, then you might be
able to take home excellent souvenirs for loved ones at throwaway prices. You can come to the place for other wonderful
items like Bohemian jewellery, personalised imprinted key rings, turquoise rings, woollen goods, CDs of old songs and t-
Showcasing the Tibetan culture through various artefacts and souvenirs, Tibetan Market features numerous small shops and
stalls that remain packed with prospective shoppers. Run by the refugee community, the market is famous for Tibetan
handicrafts, such as intricately designed rugs, thangkas (Buddhist paintings), local tweeds, bamboo souvenirs, hand-woven
carpets and prayer wheels. Other items that can be purchased from here include woollen apparel, t-shirts, shawls, turquoise
jewellery, and Chinese goods like shoes and electronics. If you want to buy things from this market at a reasonable price,
then bargaining is a must.
Known for a wide variety of woollens like pashmina and angora shawls, scarves, jackets, socks, caps, gloves and bags,
Bhuttico is a cooperative shop. Established by a group of weavers from a Bhutti village in 1944, it is run by the Bhutti
Weavers Cooperative Society. You can protect yourself from the cold winter weather of Manali with good-quality woollen
garments available at Bhuttico. Having its stores at three locations in Manali, Bhuttico was conferred the National Award
(GOLD) by the Ministry of Textiles for its contribution to the business of handloom shawls.
Located off Mall Road, Manu Market is a great place to buy goods of daily use. Locals throng this Indian-style market for
everyday items like fruits and vegetables, electrical appliances, cooking utensils, footwear, clothes and woven goods. You
will also get a wide array of Tibetan handicrafts, jewellery and knick-knacks at the community of Tibetan refugees. Other
than shopping for household objects, you can also relish flavoursome delights at some of the popular restaurants in the
You can also indulge in retail therapy at shopping complexes like Thai Market, Lama Underground, Hong Kong Market, New NAC
Market, Shangri La Shopping Complex, Dragon Shopping Complex and Snow Lion Underground Market.
Do not forget to visit the above-mentioned shopping sites while on a holiday in Manali. With all these amazing options for
shopping, you will definitely return home with colourful things to keep for yourself or gift to others.