Arts & Crafts 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.

Arts & Crafts 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.

Arts & Crafts in Chamba

Himachal Emporium

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

Arts & Crafts 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.

Books 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.

Mall in Dharamsala

Maximus Mall

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

Arts & Crafts in Mcleod Ganj


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...

Arts & Crafts 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.