Best Markets to Explore in Shimla

Shimla: Tourists enjoy themselves at Ridge after season’s first snowfall in Shimla on Dec 14, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Last weekend I visited Shimla with friends and no wonder it is a heaven on the earth. A beautiful gift of nature which is surrounded by mountains and lakes. If you ask me to describe this beautiful place in one sentence, then I will say that It is a ‘Switzerland’ of India.

Shimla is a beautiful place to spend holidays with friends and family. Even it is one of the best options for a solo trip. People visit here from India as well as abroad.

Here, you will find various spots for sightseeing, and for the shopaholics, there are markets where you will find handicrafts, woolen items, and much more.


Let’s explore some of the best markets in Shimla:


The Mall Road

The Mall Road is like a heart of Shimla. If you visit this hill station then you cannot miss visiting this place. You will not only find here shopping market but also can satisfy your taste buds with an amazing variety of food items.


The Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market is one of the famous shopping destinations in Shimla. The accessories like silver jewelry, bags, leather boots, and other items like Tibetan carpets, mufflers, sweaters, scarves, woolen clothes, Feng-Shui items, antiques, etc are available here. They offer these items at reasonable prices and good quality.


Lakkar Bazaar

It is very famous and popular market in Shimla. You can purchase various items from here like wooden items, kitchen pots, Key-chains, flower vases, small idols, etc for gifting purpose or for decorating your home. Lakkar Bazaar is also famous for carpets, shawls, food items like dry fruits, cherry, plum, peach, mango etc and sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.


Ram Bazar 

If you are a shopaholic, and a big foodie, then you must visit this place. Here you will find clothing shops, fresh food products and much more. Quality food products are its specialty.




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