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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular shopping places in Rishikesh?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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Once you have explored the beauty and holiness of the town, there comes the favourite part of the vacation, Shopping. There are plethora of options for shoppers where a wide variety of exquisite souvenirs are available. Here are some of the more popular options for finishing this mission.

  • Laxman Jhula Market

     

    Laxman Jhula Market is one of the most famous option for the shopping lovers. The small shops and stalls attract every kind of traveler’s attention with their items such as rudrakshas, idols of Gods, local jewellery and wooden items. Those who are inclined to rejuvenate themselves by following the healthy way of living can find all kinds of ayurvedic medicines and oils at this market. For those who love trinkets and other silver and brass accessories along with trendy clothes,  this ayurvedic food  is the place to be.

     

  • Bhajan Sangam Music Shop

     

    Located near the Ram Jhula Swargashram, this is a one-stop shop for your shopping of  musical CDs of various genres such as the Indian classical, lounge, devotional and even trance. The rare audio collection available here is a hit among all kinds of traveler and also the locals to a great extent. Even though, every kind of music is sold at this place, devotional, yoga and meditation music rock the chart.

     

  • Sudha Chandan Mahal

     

    This is a popular hotspot for those who love handicraft items made out of things like beads, pearls and shells. You can buy all kinds of authentic precious and semi precious stones with sandalwood and tulsi chains, and the very famous rudrakshas that sell like anything here. Shopping at this market is a war during the peak tourist season but it’s all worth it.  

     

  • Brijwasi Gems & Jewelers

     

    If you don’t trust the stalls for the precious items, then this is a somewhat trustworthy shop for buying precious and semi precious stones and rudrakshas. They also specialise in different crystal items and stone pendants. Not only the tourists but also local people come here to shop for interesting jewelry that the shop has to offer.  

     

  • Khadi Bhandar

     

    This is an option if you want to splurge and shop for Khadi wear along with hits like silk sarees and Kurtas. You can also try different organic grocery and food here with trendy leather items like jackets, wallets and chappals.

     

Shop at these places and tick on the biggest box on your ‘to-do’ list.

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