The shopping freak in us grows several folds when we are on a vacation and why not? – a shopaholic is never at ease. Mussoorie is one place that is crowded with the nicest handicrafts and Tibetan markets and has everything from the warmest shawls to the prettiest sweaters, all at pretty decent prices. So, here are 10 markets in Mussoorie that you can go fling at:
Mall Road is undoubtedly the most adored shopping hub in the Queen of the Hills. It is like the Mall Road is synonymous with Mussoorie. The lively road is always filled with people going crazy over plenty of shopping options here. It is known to be a true shopper’s paradise as it houses several shops that sell plenty of items like books, paintings, handicrafts, woollen clothes and tons of other things. So, we wouldn't need to say it but don’t miss this place!
If shopping surrounds your mind all the time then you cannot miss this market out! This market has come to make a name for itself because of the high quality clothes you would find here and the option and varieties this place has will leave you in awe! The long line of small colourful stalls provide hand-knitted vibrant woollen clothes and local wood items that are too hard to resist.
Classic Emporium is a 40 year old paradise for people who love artefacts and handicrafts. This one deserves special attention for its exquisite collection of elegant sculptures, lampshades, candle stands, jewellery boxes, wooden articles and porcelain figurines that will leave you spellbound and the best part – they are not priced high and anything you buy here is worth every single penny you spend.
This one is a local co-operative store located on Dhanaulti road, Mussoorie. It’s popularity can be understood by the number of locals and tourists flocking around this place. From pashmina shawls to silk scarves, you name it and they have it! Plus, they have 100% natural products. So, all you organic lovers, don’t forget to check this one out!
Kulri Bazar is the perfect spot to fill your bags with everything you set your eyes on because this site is flooded with the prettiest handicrafts, silver trinkets and tons of other ornaments. All this, teamed up with the most mouth-watering foods makes this area an even better shopping destination.
Sisters Bazaar is an age old market area that was popularised by Ruskin Bond’s books. This market is stocked by tourists and is famous for handmade jams, chocolates and such stuff that you find here. A. Prakash and Co. is the most popular confectionery where you can get the most delicious homemade St. Dalfour Jelly, Peanut Butter and Cheddar Cheese! yum – so don’t forget to have it all.
Library Bazar drips an old charm, as you wander through the busy streets with small shops. This market is also known as Gandhi Chowk and has some really great stuff to get – apparel, handicrafts, junk jewellery and so much more! Wrangle till they drop is the formula to shop here and trust us you can buy dozens of stuff here by following this one rule.
An old market to visit to feel the nostalgia and get an insight into Mussoorie’s history. There are a few shops that sell antiques and everyday essentials. You can also find a few shops that sell shoes here. The market is especially popular for its Roman sandals.
You can buy the best stick jaws and candy canes at Landour Bakehouse. This bakery also has a good choice when it comes to pastries and cakes. You can also purchase varied cookies from this store, which is quite popular among tourists.
Popular due to famous author, Ruskin Bond; the Cambridge Book Depot has been in existence for years. A popular place, this bookstore stocks the largest collection of novels, including those by Ruskin, periodicals, magazines and travel guides.