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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular shopping hubs in Dalhousie?

Benazir Khan DEC 10 2012
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Dalhousie is a shopper's paradise. If you are obsessed with collecting special crafts and wares, then Dalhousie is the place that shall not disappoint you. Already packing in your shopping bags? Well, here are a few listings-

  • Tibetan Market
    Located at Gandhi Chowk, Tibetan Market is all about buying handicrafts and items such as woolens, carpets and jewellery. Apart from that, also check out the famous Chamba slippers and shawls. All these items will serve as perfect souvenirs to take home.
    This market is mostly run by Tibetans and even has electronic and toy products.
    The nearby Tibetan Handicrafts Centre is again something you could pay a visit to.
    Use your bargaining skills to your advantage here.

  • The Himachal Handicrafts Emporium

    This one is also located at Gandhi Chowk, on the way to Khajjiar, and is another excellent option where you can find similar products such as handicrafts, carpets, etc. You might have to consult a local whether the centre is open to visitors when you intend to visit. There is no way you can miss the Chamba shawls and Kullu shawls.The emporium is a must-visit for those looking for authentic handicrafts and clothing in the town.

  • Sadar Bazaar
    This has traditionally remained the main market of Dalhousie. It is interesting to note that this market was burnt down by a fierce fire in 1915, as it was mostly made of wood. However, the strong cultural spirit of the local populace helped the market to stand back on the map of Dalhousie. The modern structure uses stone instead of wood.
    The market is a good place to buy woolens and other local items and crafts.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and explore the plethora of the amazing and colourful markets of Dalhousie and come home with wares and crafts that you are going to be proud of showcasing to others. Apart from shopping, there are several other exciting things to do in Dalhousie.

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