Shopping in Himachal Pradesh

  • Shopping in Kullu

    Bhuttico

    For high-quality Kullu shawls and other handloom-woven goods at fixed prices, without the hard sell, head to the nearest branch of Bhuttico, the Bhutti Weavers’ Cooperative. Established in 1944, Bhuttico has numerous showrooms including one at Kullu bus stand and this bigger, more appealing one at Akhara Bazar.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Tibetan Handicraft Center

    This women's cooperative employs refugees for the hand weaving of Tibetan wool carpets, a process that you're welcome to watch in action.

  • Shopping in Norbulingka Institute

    Norbulingka Shop

    The Norbulingka shop sells the centre's expensive but beautiful postcards, home-decor items and craftwork including jewellery, painted boxes and embroidered clothes. Sales benefit refugee artists.

  • Shopping in Manali

    Bookworm

    Excellent selection of books including many on the Himalaya. Also stocks strings of authentic prayer flags (from ₹70).

  • Shopping in Bhuntar

    Bhuttico Factory Showroom

    The widely respected Bhutti Weavers’ Cooperative, established in 1944, has its factory showroom of Bhuttico on the west side of the Beas River, on the edge Bhuntar's northern suburb, Shamshi (8km south of Kullu). As well as shawls, there's a good range of classic Himachali hats.

  • Shopping in Chamba

    Himachal Emporium

    Inside the Rang Mahal, a former palace, the modest Himachal Emporium sells examples of the locally made fabrics.

  • Shopping in Shimla

    Maria Brothers

    This time-warp, antiquarian bookseller is a single dusty room full of rare Himalayan travelogues at prices aimed firmly at collectors.

  • Shopping in Shimla

    Himachal Emporium

    Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, thick Lahauli wool socks and other appealing Himachal crafts are sold at reasonable prices at this state-government crafts enterprise.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Green Shop

    Down steps beside the Branch Security Office, this cooperative sells appealing handmade, recycled paper products, organic peanut butter, tahini and more.

  • Shopping in Manali

    Bhuttico

    Shawls are sold all over Manali, but multibranch cooperative Bhuttico offers fixed prices that make it a good place to start looking.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Bookworm

    McLeod's best all-round bookshop.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Buddhist Bookshop

    This chaotic but well-stocked little box shop has books that are by no means limited to works on Buddhism.

  • Shopping in Dharamsala

    Maximus Mall

    Dharamsala's shiny new mall contains a typical range of branded fashion outlets, cafes and eateries.

  • Shopping in Shimla

    Asia Book House

    Stocks a fair selection of English-language books including novels and works on India.

  • Shopping in Shimla

    Minerva Book House

    Small bookshop with a fair selection of English novels and books on local subjects.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Tibet Book Store

    Fiction and books on culture, history, travel and spiritual themes.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Rogpa

    Attractive printed cloth bags, table mats, greeting cards, purses, blouses and dresses, made at a Tibetan women's craft centre, are sold to support this Tibetan empowerment NGO whose baby-care centre frees up refugee parents to earn an income.

  • Shopping in Mcleod Ganj

    Lha Tibet Fair Trade

    Above a pair of similarly worthy cooperative souvenir stands, Lha sells attractive crafts made by Tibetans in India.