When it comes to a leisurely travel trip, shopping can be part of the travel experience or the prime focus of travel. Tourists look for exciting opportunities to shop while travelling. Shopping provides a boost to the handicraft industry as well. India has a large variety of handicrafts which tourists like to purchase on their visit to take back as mementos or souvenirs.
Shimla is also well known for its shawls and wooden handicrafts, which make it perfect gifts and souvenirs. Shimla is definitely a shopping paradise for tourists of all ages and genres. Wooden crafts, silver jewellery, woolen items, metal showpieces, books all remain the specialty of Shimla
Lakkar Bazar is the market for shoppers who wish to buy wooden crafts and traditional artifacts. Pashmina shawls, Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, scarfs, mufflers, Himachali caps are another famous items to be purchased. Some of the prominent shops are listed below:
- Himachal Emporium
- Asia Book House
- Minerva Book House
- Minchy’s Shop
- Tibetan Market
- Lower Bazar
- Ta –Tung & Co.
It would be great to wander along and see the vibrant shops as there are thousands of shops ranging from fabrics to gift items. Home to the charming markets Shimla is a must place for shopaholics.