Uttarakhand shopping

Top Choice Market in Dehra Dun

Paltan Bazaar

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…
Books in Rishikesh

Ganga Books

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.
Books in Dehra Dun

Natraj Booksellers

In business since 1923, this bookseller and publisher stocks fiction, nonfiction and specialises in ecology, spirituality, local books and local author Ruskin Bond.
Antiques in Mussoorie

Vinod Kumar

Perhaps the most interesting shop in Mussoorie, this antique shop is chock-full of pieces from the Raj era.
Sports & Outdoors in Rishikesh

Adventure Axis

Stocks everything from sleeping bags and carabiners to drysuits and trekking boots.
Sports & Outdoors in Mussoorie


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.
Books in Dehra Dun

English Book Depot

CDs, trekking books and maps are available, with the Barista cafe attached.
Sports & Outdoors in Mussoorie


The larger of two outdoor adventure stores, stocking trekking shoes, clothing and accessories.
Maps in Dehra Dun

Survey of India Map Counter

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…