Shopping holds its own charm in Himachal Pradesh. And if you are on a honeymoon then shopping among the beautiful hills and picturesque scenery with your loved one, is an experience beyond words.
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh is an ideal shopping destination in the state for even the most discerning shopper. While honeymooning is Shimla, Mall road is a good option not only to enjoy a peaceful walk but also hunt for the perfect gift for your spouse. There are numerous shopping joints on the Mall selling Kinnauri mufflers, scarves, embroidered handkerchiefs, hand-knitted socks and gloves.
Government emporiums are also located here. Tibetan handicraft items like antiques, Buddhist style curios, carpets, woollen shawls, rugs and Feng-Shui items can also be bought in Shimla. Other famous shopping areas in Shimla are Lower Bazaar also known as Sabzi Mandi. Lakkar Bazzar is the place to buy the famous walking sticks and other wooden items in Shimla. Endless mazes and huge arrays of shops are dotted in the markets of Shimla.
Manali, another honeymoon resort in Himachal Pradesh too offers spectacular shopping and market places. Along with your spouse you can buy some of the most unique memorabilia that will always remind you of your romantic experience in Manali. The region boasts of rich tradition of handicrafts and handlooms.The world famous Kullu caps by default form a very important buy.
Heavily embroided woollen shawls and woollen wear also form a popular buy in Manali. The major shopping areas are the Mall Road and various Kashmiri and Tibetan handicrafts emporium. While strolling in Manali pick up local tweeds, rugs, silver jewellery and various other knick and knack items.
Dharamshala and McLoedganj
These two destinations are known for their scenic as well as pilgrim attractions. A desirable honeymoon destination, shopping here too is very good. Local handicrafts are the perfect buy here. The major shopping area here is the Kotwali Bazaar where tourists should not miss buying the Tibetan handicrafts.
Unique embellished carpets displaying the history and mythology of Tibetan culture should also not missed. Prayer flags, woollen shawls and prayer wheels also form a good shopping article.
Dalhousie is a sought after honeymoon destination in Himachal Pradesh eloquent for its natural beauty. Shopping here is a unique pleasure as the charming and romantic ambiance adds that extra zing to the shopping expedition. The popular market places in Dalhousie are the various government emporiums and Tibetan Handicrafts Center on Thandi Sadak. The main shopping items tourists can look forward to buy here includes Tibetan carpets and handicrafts.
So what are you waiting for? Indulge in an elaborate shopping spree and raid the cities and towns of Himachal. Also dont limit yourself by shopping in the major cities only. The small hamlets and unexplored destinations hold their own charm and shopping here from the locals is truly an unmatched experience.