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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the places to shop in Dehradun?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Does indulging yourself in some serious retail therapy always gives you a high? If you are nodding your head vigorously, it’s time to don a shopper’s hat and get ready to explore the interesting options in the capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. Come and take a look:

  • Paltan Bazar
    A famous market which houses several shops from where you can stock your shopping bags with local Basmati Rice, hand knitted snuggly woollen garments and exquisite local handicrafts. But don’t forget to haggle before you buy as the vendors tend to overcharge for the tourists. You can also find stunning antique jewellery, traditional Uttarakhand dresses or some nice paintings which are surely going to make their way to your bags. Besides, when you are here, it is simply hard to resist the temptation of savoring the ethnic cuisines in the local restaurants in Dehradun.

    Address: Paltan Bazar

  • Himalayan Weavers
    Interested in buying some hand woven beautiful stoles, Pashmina, colourful scarves which are made with natural dyes only? Make your way to Himalayan Weavers, a famous store for all this stuff in Dehradun. People at Himalayan believes in using eco-friendly natural dyes in making their products and no wonder these are a huge favourite amongst the locals and tourists alike.

    Address: Chowk Bazar

  • Rajpur Road
    You can spot a number of stores, book shops and good restaurants on the Rajpur Road, which is touted as the most famous shopping spot in Dehradun. No wonder, it is flocked by tourists and locals alike all across the year. You can buy some wonderful local handicrafts like Buddhist masks, intricate wooden artwork or your favourite books from this market.

    Address: Rajpur Road

  • Ellora Bakery
    Want to carry some sweet memories with you (quite literally!)? Make your way to Doon Bakery, a famous confectionery in Dehradun. You can treat yourself to some delightful creamy pastries or fresh cakes, filling patties and many other delectable options on their menu.

    Address: Rajpur Road

  • Tibetan Market
    The Tibetan Market welcomes you with loads of shopping options which leave you spoilt for choice. Mainly famous for beautiful wind chimes, exquisite wooden art pieces, Garhwali jewellery,you can also shop for a wide range of colourful hand knitted woollen clothes (read sweaters, jackets, mufflers) and local wooden articles.

    Address: Pant Road

  • The English Book Depot
    Attention book lovers! If you can’t resist a book even on a vacation and are looking for some places where you can hand pick your favourite books, then this is the place to be. With an amazing collection ranging from fiction, magazines, travel books and literature- the book shop caters to all book lovers.

    Address: Rajpur Road
    Telephone: +91-135-2733113

  • Astley Hall
    A famous complex which has everything- book shops, restaurants and other outlets- it is a kind of one-stop solution for the tourists. The market is a huge hit among the locals as well as guests.

    Address: Rajpur Road

  • Alaya Design Studio
    A nice place to explore if you are looking for some unique and contemporary designs for furniture and local crafts. You will be more than happy to find an amazing collection of all these items which are made from Handcrafted Copper, Wood, Natural fibres and bamboo.

    Address: 94, Old Rajpur
    Near Shahenshahi Ashram
    Telephone: +91-135-6537205

This charming abode will not let you go empty handed, so be ready to carry those extra carry bags for stocking up the goodies. Dehradun is about 207 kms away from Delhi and a ride from Delhi to Dehradun by car takes about 5 hours. There are numerous attractions and allure on the way, thus making the road trip a memorable experience.

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