Shopping is an essential part of any trip. Be it for collecting souvenirs to remind yourself of your trip, buying a gift for someone or for yourself to show some self-love, retail therapy is an intricate part of your journey. Uttarakhand, also known as "Dev Bhoomi" has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping. You can easily venture out on a shopping spree on your visit to Uttarakhand, while doing so do not forget to include local handicrafts, woolen apparel. delicious fruits, lac, candles and bangles in you shopping list.
You will find several places to visit in Uttarakhand where shopping opportunities are abound. Each of these tourist destinations offer a different variety of products that you can buy on your visit here.
Haridwar is a popular tourist destination amongst pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike. This is because it is abound in a number of temples, located amongst scenic mountains and rivers. Some fo the popular market areas of Haridwar are listed below.
This is one of the busiest and best shopping markets in Haridwar. It is located in between the Har-ki-Pauri and the Upper Road. You will get a variety of diyas, sandalwood paste, and other pooja items here. The market vendors are also famous for selling bangles, idols, lamps and other items.
You will find well-crafted items, fresh vegetables, restaurants, and sweet shops here. The market also sells pretty souvenirs for you to take back home.
This market sells apparel and other fashion-related items. It is great for budget shoppers and best if you are looking for pendants, motifs, etc.
This place is frequented by foreigners from all over the world. It is situated on the Railway Road. The market has a lot to offer from religious to ornamental. You can find Ayurvedic products, seeds, organic food, and other health-related items here. Ayurvedic and herbal medicines and original Rudraksha malas can be found here.
This market is run by the government and does not entertain bargaining. It sells authentic handicraft pieces, sarees, etc. All the things you get here are directly sourced from the artisans.
If you are looking for high-quality products then better head into a mall. Haridwar has several malls in store for you like Raghunath Mall, Vishal Mega Mart, and Pentagon Mall.
Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, and therefore, you will find a range of items to buy here from the heights of Uttarakhand muntains to the depths of its valleys.
Paltan Bazaar is located near the very famous Dehradun Clock Tower. You can buy basmati rice, which the city takes pride in, from here. Besides, you will also get clothes, shoes, bags and other items here. The best part of shopping in this market is that all the products are available at reasonable prices.
Tibetan market is yet another popular shopping place of Dehradun. This is the best place to get colorful and funky apparel. The market sells trendy and fashionable clothes both for men and women. You will find some delicacies nearby this market that offer famous Tibetan delicacies like momos, chowmein, and thukpa.
Situated near the clock tower, this market is a great place to get apparel, shoes, and accessories for young people. Indira market has very reasonable prices for all of its items and won't make a hole in your pocket.
This place is a blend of modern showrooms and shops that sell local handicrafts. You will plenty of brand outlets here like Nike, Levi’s, Woodland, Adidas and so on. In addition to shopping, you can also head into the cafes and restaurants that adorn this road to satiate your hunger.
Astley Hall is located just next to Gandhi Park and has a wonderful collection of products. The place has different kinds of shops like guitar shops, jewelry stores, art retailers and so on. There are some decently well restaurants here too like Black Pepper, Cosmopolitan and more, where you can indulge in some snacks or have lunch after shopping.
Dehradun has some pretty decent malls like the Pacific mall, Times Square, Cross Road, Vikas, and The City Junction Mall. You will different branded items here along with nice restaurants and PVR.
Dehradun has many other local and famous markets like Patelnagar, Ballupur, Raipur, and Dharampur.
Nainital is a beautiful tourist destination, full of mountains, lakes and splendid views. in order to remember your wonderful trip to Nainital, you can buy souvenirs or gifts from the markets of Nainital.
Your Nainital trip shall be incomplete without a visit to the Mall Road. It is located in the heart of the town and was built in the Colonial era. It is situated parallel to the lake and is lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can buy traditionally woven woolen shawls, cardigan and other textiles, carved wooden artifacts, trinkets, beautifully designed candles (in the shape of fruits/ fairies) and lots of other goods here.
Bara Bazaar is located in the Mallital area and here you can get a wide variety of jams and fruits. Cherries, strawberries, apples, blueberries, etc., you get the freshest of fruits here. The vendors will pack them in boxes for you to take them back home safely. They also sell unique candles, cane sticks, and wooden showpieces. This market has been here for decades and you can indulge in buying from a variety of souvenirs and local specialties here.
A sprawling market run by the native Tibetans, Tibetan market is a place that offers items at affordable prices. It is situated beside the Naini Lake and bustles with activity. You will get exquisite bags, shawls, dresses, scarves, mufflers, watches and trinkets here. The atmosphere is colorful and vibrant and the vendors will keep calling you to buy stuff. You must haggle for the prices and check around before making a deal.
The women of Kumaon have their special way of knitting and that wards off the cold like nothing else. You will get beautiful and patterned woolens and scarves here in several colors. The Bhutia Bazaar of Nainital also sells woolen caps, gloves, and jackets. So, this is the best place to stock up some garments for winter. Some shops sell artificial jewelry and artifacts. You must keep in mind that the vendors expect you to bargain.
Almora is a city of temples, mountains, and a lot more. If you intend to shop for souvenirs here, you are going to find a range of items to take back home to remember your Uttarakahdn trip by.
This market resides in the Almora town. You can get the very popular garments made of Angora wool here. In addition to that, you can also add copperware to your shopping list because that is a favorite among tourists. You can take it back home as a souvenir or a gift for someone loved.
This is a sprawling market and has everything in store for you. It has sweets, brass, and bronzeware, rabbit wool clothes and handicrafts. What more could you possibly ask for? This is a very famous marketplace among visitors. You will find a lot of items to take back home as a souvenir.
If you are on a Char Dham pilgrimage, then it is a great opportunity to buy spiritual and religious items at Badrinath. You will find small markets near the shrine where you can stock up on idols, metal lamps, trinkets, beads, and incense sticks.