Best places to shop in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a beautiful Indian hill station, famous for its colonial charm, gorgeous churches and picturesque surroundings. Regardless of whether you are a shopping addict or not, Mussoorie’s local markets such as the Tibetan Market, Gandhi Chowk and others will leave you swooning over the variety of products at attractive prices. Here are my ‘Best places to shop in Mussoorie’.

Best places to shop in Mussoorie

1. Mall Road

Best places to shop in MussoorieThis is the main centre for shopping in Mussoorie. Most of this hill station’s famous stores are located here. The shops sell everything from apparel to electronic items and daily goods. You can get a good deal if you have decent negotiation skills as bargaining is a common practice.

What to buy in Mall Road – Jamawar shawls, Antiques, Handicrafts, Wooden items, Jewellery
Location: Mall Road
Timings: 9am – 9pm

2. Tibetan Market

The Tibetan Market, conveniently located on Mall Road, is a must visit if you like handcrafted and quirky souvenirs. Its variety of choice and colourful stalls also make it one of the places to see in Mussoorie for its rustic charm. This market is always full of energy, with small shops selling colourful woollens straight from Tibet. The market is also known for its footwear and carpets.

What to buy at the Tibetan Market: Clothes, Souvenirs, Tibetan prayer wheels
Location: On Mall Road
Timings: 9am – 9pm

3. Kulri Bazaar

If you are a shopping addict and looking to buy quirky stuff in Mussoorie, then Kulri Bazaar is where you should head. It is a one-stop shopping hotspot that has a vast collection of handicrafts, apparels, jewellery and more. Kulri Bazaar is Mussoorie’s most famous market after Mall Road.

What to buy in Kulri Bazaar: Apparels, Handicrafts, Jewellery, Shoes
Location: Mall Road
Timings: 9am – 7pm

4. Landour Bazaar

Add a little nostalgia to your shopping spree by visiting one of Mussoorie’s oldest markets and get a better understanding of the history of the city. Celebrities are known to flock to the local cobblers here to order fabulously designed custom leather shoes and sandals. This market is especially popular for its Roman sandals. You can also buy fluffy woollens, exquisite artefacts and delicate china here.

What to buy at Landour Bazaar: Apparels, Footwear
Location: Landour
Timings: 10am – 8pm

5. Himalayan Weavers

This market should be on the list of every ecologically aware person as it sells hand-woven products that are dyed with eco-friendly natural colours. Even the yarn here is spun by hand, giving it a special soft feel. This store is a local cooperative that is run by a British national.

What to buy at the Himalayan Weavers: Pashmina shawls, Scarves, Stoles, Shrugs
Location: Dhanaulti Road
Timings: 10am – 8pm

6. Gandhi Chowk

Gandhi Chowk, earlier known as Library Bazaar is not just a great shopping destination but is also one of the places to see in Mussoorie. Conveniently organised in a circular path, the bazaar has numerous small shops. This place is mainly famous for its Chinese vases, trinkets and keepsakes. This is one of the best places for shopping in Mussoorie as the products you get here are value for money.

What to buy in Gandhi Chowk: Vintage goods, Souvenirs, Chinese vases, Carved wooden boxes
Location: Mall Road
Timings: 9am – 8pm

Where to stay in Mussoorie

Best places to shop in MussoorieYou can stay at Club Mahindra Mussoorie Resort in Uttarakhand for a cozy experience. Surrounded by spectacular hills, the resort has elegantly furnished comfortable rooms that are equipped with modern amenities and offer beautiful views of the Himalayan range. They also have an in-house restaurant to try several local Uttarakhand delicacies. You can read the Club Mahindra reviews here.

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These were my ‘Best places to shop in Mussoorie’. Hope you enjoy a fun-filled holiday in Mussoorie and come back and tell how was your experience 🙂

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Rishikesh travel guide including my bungee jumping experience

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