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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular markets for shopping in Nainital?

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If the thought of shopping excites you, save your cash and go crazy in this beautiful city. From the thriving mall road to a plethora of small markets, Nainital offers something special to everyone. Take a dekko at these famous shopping hubs and choose your options for some serious shopping.

  • Mall Road

    Bustling with energy, this thriving stretch is in the middle of the city. Crowded with small shops selling a plethora of goodies, you can find everything here. The shops here specialise in unique candles in various shapes. Take home a candle fairy or candle shaped fruits, you simply name it and they have it. The mall road also houses a number of shops selling wooden artifacts, from tiny wooden boats to huge pieces of detailed art, these kurios will certainly demand your attention.

  • Tibetan Market

    The Tibetan Market is elegantly situated around the beautiful Naini lake. A cheerful murmur will welcome you to this colourful street. From bargaining calls to a surprising display of interesting goods, immerse yourself in this electrifying shopping hub. Delicate scarves, eye catching Tibetan bags, ethnic clothing, warm shawls and hued mufflers will leave you spoilt for choice. Brush up on your bargaining skills and indulge the shopper in you.

  • Barra Bazaar

    Treat yourself to the aromatic fragrance of home-made jams, fruit squashes, juice concentrates and fruit preservatives. The age old shops in Barra Bazaar play host to all your fruity needs. The array of delicious cherries, apples, soft strawberries and rare blueberries will stack your fruity basket to the brim. Make sure you ask the shopkeeper to pack the jams and other fruits in cardboard boxes for your journey back home.

  • Bhotia Bazaar

    Wrap yourself in comfortable woollen garments and save yourself from the harsh winter chill. Bhotia Bazaar is one of the most famous markets in Nainital. Intricately knit by women from Almora, these woollens promise to keep you cozy and warm. Along with a variety of colourful gloves and jackets, you can also request the wovers to knit small mufflers and caps for you. Make sure to haggle with the shopkeepers as the prices tend to be a tad bit steep.

Shop, shop, shop till you drop, Nainital lets you do just that. The myriad bazaars and small markets have an astounding array of little surprises for the travellers. Collect some souvenirs, some memories and a whiff of the beautiful hill station shall accompany you back home.

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