Ultimate Shimla Shopping Guide: Things That Could Be Best Souvenirs To Bring From Shimla

By Karishma Drabla
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If you have only been thinking Shimla to be the Queen of hills then you are probably missing out something. Shimla, besides being ‘Pahado ki Rani’, is also known for being every shopaholic’s delight. While shopping becomes a mandatory part of our travelogue, Shimla has its own justifiable places that are bound to give a memorable shopping experience to all the shopping sprees.

Being surrounded by Himalayan heritage, Shimla is known for its wooden handicrafts. But that’s not only what you can bring back as souvenirs. There are many things that you can consider buying while spending a dime in the beautiful hill station.

Local Handicrafts

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

Don’t you think the best way to take a bit of Shimla back with yourself by stocking up the travel bags with loads of hand-made crafts and goodies? Well, if you happen to be in Shimla, it becomes mandatory to shop for some amazing handicrafts and hand-made pieces. Tourists mostly crave for dyed and patterned handicrafts. Handmade shoes and dolls also top the shoppers’ list.

Woollen Apparels

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

The beautiful hill station, Shimla is known for more than its spellbound beauty and somehow credit goes to the woolen wear that it offers. The Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, mufflers, warm scarves, sweaters, Pashmina shawls and other colorful yet designer winter wear options are must-buy options for all judicious shoppers. Trust me, you will be spoilt for the choices available.

Wood items and artifacts

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

Good-quality strolling sticks, other superb yet patterned wooden antiques like toys, boats, key chains et al that is made in Shimla only are also one of those knick-knacks that you can consider procuring while being on Shimla spree. These timeless decorative items can act as the best souvenirs for you to bring back along and you can shop them from Lakkar Bazar.

Ornaments and Tibetan Jewelry

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

Known to encompass many Tibetan shops, the Tibetan Refugee Market, located on the Mall Road, helps to cater to the travelers seeking good Himachali jewelry, adornments, and some unique Pahari accessories. The Shimla jewelers design the best yet unique ornaments, keeping in mind the choice and demand of tourists coming, so, it won’t be wrong to say that your collection of antique pieces can be fulfilled from here. Also, one can find some good weaving clothes and bags at these Tibetan Refugee shops.

Great Gourmet Items

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

Be it the super-lickable fruit squashes and jams, incorporate wines, pickles, sauces or any other crisp organic product, these authentic products tend to be best trinket options to take along with yourselves. Minchy’s in Shimla offer some amazing products like these and I am sure you will appreciate them after you purchase.

Fancy Himachali Caps and Hats

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

It won’t be justified to place the Himachali caps and hats under the woolen apparel listicle and the reason is that nothing can beat Pahari caps as a perfect keepsake after coming back from Himachal. These caps and hats are just so attractive that no one could resist themselves from buying it. So, coming to Shimla and not buying them would be literally unfair. And you can find the best quality of such caps at Government Emporium of Shimla.

Hand-made paper and hand-woven carpets

ultimate shimla shopping guide things that could be best souvenirs to bring from shimla

One can find hand-made artifacts in every shop but the best can b found at Cottage Industries Emporium. Those woven carpets, flooring mat, exotic hand-made paper and skilfully-produced goods are all those things that you can acquire while being in Shimla. Decorate your homes with the eye-catching work of Pahari people.

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