Most of the markets in Shimla are spread around the mall road and in its periphery.When people return from Shimla , they want to buy memorable gift items from the city.The post discusses about the local markets in Shimla where you can buy these items.These are the markets where you can trace [READ >>] popular gift items that are famous of Shimla .
Tibetan Bazaar Market
Tibetan Refugee market is very near to the famous Scandal Point and has 5-8 minutes walk from Mall Road Ridge.A narrow passage goes down the hill from the main road where it is located.
The market has street-side vendors and small shops selling sells a variety of Tibetan handicrafts , apparels and other interesting and exotic items from Tibet..
As the name implies, Tibetan Market is the place to go to, in search of authentic Tibetan items while in Shimla. Situated quite close to the Ridge, the market is teeming with street-side vendors and small shops that may seem unpretentious on the outside but are full of interesting and exotic items from Tibet.
You can thing about buying Tibetan carpets , Metal-Bead Jewellery and woollen stuffs from this market.
Also there are many shops offering delicious freshly prepared jams and pickles.
Be prepared for a tiresome uphill walk on your way back.
Lower Bazaar Market
Lower bazaar market of Shimla is visited by locals and people from nearby villages.It starts from Bus Stand and you can find the market below mall road.
The market is also known as Subzi Mandi ie vegetable market but you can find all kinds of shop here.
It is busy-chaotic market with crowded lanes and old buildings.It is especially popular for jewellery items.You can also buy walking sticks , woollen clothes , wooden items from this market.
The maket also has 100 yaar old sweet shop ‘Natthu Halwai’ and Mehru Halwai Sweet shop – the oldest one in the town.
Lakkar Bazaar Market
Lakkar Bazaar lies on the Rivoli road not very far from mall road.This market budget-friendly gift shops.
This market is famous for Carved wooden items made of cedar wood which also happens to be the specialty of this market.
The popular gift-items like toys , key chains of wood , walking sticks and souvenirs can be traced out here at a reasonable price than mall road.
You can also buy fruit products from this market.
The Mall Markets
The Mall is the highest as well centre point in Shimla.The main market is located here where all woollen garments , gift shops and food chain restaurants are available.
AT the Mall Road , Indian coffee house (ICH) – a coffee restaurant maintains the charm of bygone era and is still a popular among the locals.
If you want to purchase some item on mall road make sure do bargain.You may get an item at a price below 20% quoted by the shopkeepers here.