6 Awesome Spots To Shop In Manali

Nestled in the mountains, Manali continues to enchant us with its picturesque nature, scenic views, dense thick forests, sprawling streams, and a fairytale-like charm. Manali is surely a gift of the Himalayas to us. While there remain a lot of activities you should do at Manali, there is also yet another inevitable thing you might be missing and that is shopping! No trip can be complete without shopping and taking home a few souvenirs of the place. Manali is famous for its handicrafts, woolens, and artifacts among other things. So, you need to indulge in some shopping while at Manali. We have made it easier for you by enlisting the best shopping places in Manali where you can hunt for the best items to take back. Check it out:

 

Old Manali Market

You will find a small shopping area while wandering through the narrow lanes of the village of Old Manali. This market goes by the name of Old Manali market and presents a completely different shopping experience than that in the bustling New Manali market. This place has an old charm that attracts almost every other visitor. You will find numerous small outlets here selling a wide range of old music CDS, funky T-shirts, silver jewelry, and accessories of celebrities, beautiful woolens and much more. Some of the other popular picks of this market are fruit jams, jellies, and pickles.

 

Address: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Timing: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

 

Himachal Emporium

In case you are an artistic person or happen to be looking for artistic handicrafts, then head towards Himachal Emporium. You will find beautiful and intricately designed items here. The bright colors blend with the outer beauty to create a vibrant atmosphere. It is a government emporium famous for many things including hand-woven colorful caps and clothing which are a favorite among the visitors. Some of the popular products of the place are warm shawls and pashmina shawls, home decorative items, handmade slippers, shoes, and toys. Prices for all items remain fixed here but you are sure to get a reasonable deal and the products are of high quality. The place is reputed for providing friendly service to its customers. 

 

Address: 3, Mall Road, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Timing: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

 

Tibetan Market

Manali's Tibetan Market is the perfect place to feel calm and peaceful. You are sure to have a quality time with family and friends here. The place is renowned for its wide range of Tibetan products. This is the best place to get your hands on some Tibetan artifacts and souvenirs. Popular for its intricately designed shawls, rugs, and hand-woven carpets and other woolens, Tibetan Market provides an interesting view of the Tibetan culture. You could also choose to explore the inner by-lanes of the market where you will find quaint shops selling local prayer wheels, handicrafts, souvenirs made of bamboo, jewelry, thangkas (Buddhist paintings made on cloth) and lots of other interesting stuff. 

 

Address: NH21, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 17513

Timing: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

 

Manu Market

One of the smallest yet busiest shopping spots of Manali, Manu Market one of the most preferred shopping places of the local people and the tourists as well. This bustling market has brilliant colors of goods which are sure to make you gaze with awe. There are several items like books, clothes, handloom products, footwear, electrical appliances, utensils, artificial jewelry, crockery and what not. You will also find some restaurants here which serve delicious cuisine. A lot of photographers roam around with cameras in hand to capture the ambiance of the place and the beauty of the artifacts. The shops are surrounded by dense forests which further enhances the picturesque nature of the place. You need to carry cash to buy things here as the shops won't accept cards. 

 

Address: Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

 

The Mall Road

This is one of the most visited places in Manali and never fails to attract more and more tourists. Exploring interesting street shops while shopping, indulging in different fun activities, etc. make it a popular hub of Manali. There are neatly lined shops on both sides of the road along with multiple bars, restaurants, and hotels. It is surely a busy commercial joint. The shops have many interesting products available at a reasonable cost. You could brush up your bargaining skills here to get the best price possible. There is a huge variety of products available including the world-famous Kashmiri shawls, rugs, woolen caps, jewelry, wooden furniture, sarees, antique items, books and so on. The place has something for everyone. There are small shopping nooks too like the Hong Kong market, Dragon shopping complex, Thai market, New NAC Market, Lama Underground, Shangri La Shopping Complex and Snow Lion Underground Market. There are many eateries as well to treat your taste buds.

 

Address:  Mall Road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, 175131

Timing: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

 

Bhuttico

Bhuttico was introduced in 1944 by a group of women who run it as a cooperative shop. They have three shops in Manali, one at the Mall Road, another at the Manu Market and the last one at the NAC Market. This place is famous for winter accessories like trendy jackets and woolens. In 1993-94, the shop was awarded the National Award from the ministry of textiles. This further boosted the fame of the shop and locals, as well as visitors, find themselves flocking here. The shop sells high-quality ISO marked products of international standards. These products are exported to various places all over the world. Bhuttico has a wide variety of angora and pashmina shawls, jackets, caps, scarves, gloves, socks, bags and much more. Bargaining would be useless here as they have a strict fixed price policy. 

 

Address: Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, 175131

Timing: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm



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