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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular items to shop for in Palampur?

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Palampur is an astounding and unique hill station, famous for its tea plantation and thus named as the Tea Capital of North India. You can get one of the best quality and variety of tea here, a true paradise for a tea connoisseur. Also don't forget to buy the artistically made Tibetan handicrafts and woollens.


  • Kangra Tea

    The state of Himachal Pradesh is famous for Kangra tea plantations where the tea cultivation in the Kangra region is under complete natural conditions using organic manure. The Black teas grown here have a unique flavour found just in hilly area, while the Green teas are of reasonably high quality. The "Kangra Tea" is now known the world over for its flavorful goodness and aroma which is not only tasty but also quite relaxing.


  • Tibetan Handicrafts

    The Tibetan Handicrafts are yet another memorable items to shop for in Palampur. The brilliancy of Tibetan artisans is clearly reflected in the richness of the traditional Artifacts which include carpets, ornaments, mementos, Bell, Dorje, Tingsha, decorative textile and handcrafted rugs. Do buy the colorful handcrafted Tibetan carpets from the outstanding collections. Shell out around INR 6000 to INR 20000 for a wool carpet in traditional Tibetan colours.


  • Thangka Paintings

    The Thangka Paintings make for a great collector's item as these unique paintings are not a flat creation like an oil painting or acrylic painting but consist of a picture panel which is painted on silk. The paintings usually depict the life of Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. They are brightly colored and lustrous and last for a really long time if kept away from moisture. The cost of each painting depends on its size and detailing but are really worth acquiring.

Other than the items mentioned above, you can also shop for great variety of woolens, woodwork (cradles, bedsteads, boxes, low settees and ladles), soft blankets, Pashmina shawls, Embroidered kurtas and bright colored accessories, jewelry, metalware and leatherwork .The authenticity of these items will remind you of your visit to Palampur. These items are unique to Palampur and are a great reminder of your good times in this hill station.

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