The swarming, congested (but relatively traffic-free area) streets of Paltan Bazaar, running south from the clock tower, is a popular spot for an evening stroll. Here you can pick up everything from cheap clothing a…
One of several bookstores in Rishikesh specialising in books on yoga, spirituality and India as a whole. However it also stocks an excellent choice of new and secondhand fiction, cookbooks and postcards.
In business since 1923, this bookseller and publisher stocks fiction, nonfiction and specialises in ecology, spirituality, local books and local author Ruskin Bond.
Perhaps the most interesting shop in Mussoorie, this antique shop is chock-full of pieces from the Raj era.
Stocks everything from sleeping bags and carabiners to drysuits and trekking boots.
The best shop in Mussoorie for outdoor gear, and home base for the trekking company Trek Himalaya. Also has a shop on the Lower Mall.
CDs, trekking books and maps are available, with the Barista cafe attached.
The larger of two outdoor adventure stores, stocking trekking shoes, clothing and accessories.
The Survey of India Map Counter in Harthibarkala is mostly good at telling you which topographical maps you’re not allowed to buy. You can pick up trekking maps that aren’t bad for getting from village to village, b…