This cooperative employs refugees for the weaving of Tibetan carpets. You’ll pay around ₹13,500 for a 0.9m by 1.8m traditional wool carpet, and they'll ship it if you like (₹2500 to ₹3500 to Europe, ₹4500 to the USA…
The Norbulingka shop sells the centre's expensive but beautiful craftworks and home-decor items, including jewellery, painted boxes and embroidered clothes and cushions, and sales benefit refugee artists.
Sells rugs, purses, bags, singing bowls, deity figurines and wall hangings, many of them Tibetan-made; profits go to the Tibetan Children's Village.
Sells appealing handmade, recycled paper products, organic peanut butter, tahini and more.
Sells SIM cards for ₹200 (not including data or calls). Bring your phone and passport.
Fiction and books on culture, history, travel and spiritual themes.
McLeod's best all-round bookshop.
Books on Buddhism and more.
Inside the Rang Mahal, a former palace, the modest Himachal Emporium sells examples of the Chamba rumal – pieces of cloth finely embroidered in silk, with the same pattern showing equally well on both sides – plus l…
NGO-run shop selling attractive printe cloth bags, table mats, purses, blouses and dresses, made at a Tibetan women's craft centre.