Article Summary: Today with this article, Swati is going to tell you some of the best places to go for shopping in Dharamshala with your friends and family. So to know more keep reading
Dharamshala is a beautiful serene town located in the upper Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. It is a unique place that brings together different cultures, spirituality, scenic beauty and loads of activities bringing about a transformational experience for the tourists. No wonder, shopping is one of the many sought-after things to do in Dharamshala, as everyone wants to take a piece of Dharamshala back home.
A variety of things are on sale in the shopping markets of Dharamshala, each depicting artisanship, culture, craftsmanship, spirituality or history in their own ways. From simple souvenirs for family and friends to handwoven rugs, Tibetan trinkets and jewelry, the experience of shopping in Dharamshala is an exciting, colorful one.
However as said the five popular places for shopping in Dharamshala are –
Kotwali Bazaar is one of the prime shopping hubs of Dharamshala, this market is open for bargaining, and offers mostly Tibetan items to shoppers. The most popular items are Tibetan rugs, carpets, and shawls, many of which are likely to be handwoven.
Tibetan Handicraft Centre
Established in 1963 by efforts of the Dalai Lama, this center employs and promotes plenty of Tibetans in exile for their precious art and skills. Yet another place to pick up a Tibetan carpet, a quality Tibetan painting depicting Buddhist deity, story or a mandala on a fabric called “Thangka” and several other types of handicrafts.
A vibrant street overflowing with fabrics and artifacts in McLeod Ganj, also known as upper Dharamshala or Jogibara Road. This place is ideal for picking up souvenirs for loved ones to commemorate family vacations. For those with eclectic taste, the Green Shop on Bhagsu road is a wonderful treat which offers recycled paper stationery, organic beauty products and an uncommon condiment called Tahini made from sesame seeds, etc.
A short walk away from Jogibara Road is the McLeod Ganj Central Square, famous for one of the oldest shops in the city called Nowrojee and Sons, selling handicrafts and wood carved items. This square also has many other shops where you can buy colorful Thangkas. Bibliophiles can check out the Namgyal bookshop nearby, for Himachali publications and books about Buddhism, spirituality and the Tibetan culture.
Palaco Handmade Crafts
The Dalai Lama temple is one of the top places to visit in Dharamshala. Located close to this temple, is the slightly pricey handicraft haven called Palaco Handmade Crafts. Offering everything from woolen shawls, singing bowls, prayer flags and wheels to ornate lamps and bedspreads.
With several inclines up and down the hills laced with honking vehicles zipping past, you’d want to pick resorts in Dharamshala, that are not too far from or too close to the city’s hustle-bustle.
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