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Shopping in Manali

Shopping is great fun for people of all age, sex and socio economic status. No matter what your budget and preferences are, you are sure to arrive with your hands full from the Manali markets. Manali has a strong Tibetan influence boosted by the fact that there are numerous monasteries dotting the idyllic town of Manali. Tibetan handicrafts available in Manali are famous all throughout India for their exclusive beauty and unique carvings. Besides handicrafts there is a lot more in Manali to shop for like shawls, bedcovers, apparel, shoes, pickles, herbs and lots more.

Shopping of Tibetan Jewelry
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Best Buys in Manali

Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. Tourists, back packers, foreigners and honeymooners all flock to Manali every year (and all year through) to see the scenic beauty, sample the sumptuous local fare and go shopping on the famous Mall road. Read on to know more about hot buys in Manali.

Shawls

It was in the states of Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir that the art of making shawls was born. Because of the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir many Kashmiri stitch artisans have relocated to the more peaceful and serene Manali. Exquisite Kashmiri stitch shawls are available in Manali and the embroidery is sure to blow your mind away.

Shopping of Kashmiri Works


If you have some cash to spare then buy some magnificent pashmina shawls for yourself from the Manali Mall road. The specialty of pashmina shawls is their ultra soft texture and fine weaves. One pashmina shawl as the story goes can pass through the ring worn on a lady’s index finger. Be sure to verify the authenticity of Pashmina weaves before you buy!

Buddhist Artifacts

You will get various representations of the Buddha in the markets of Manali. Be it the upright meditating Buddha, the smiling Buddha or the sleeping Buddha, the tiny Buddhist shops dotting the Mall road of Manali has them all. Myth has it that the various poses of Buddha have various beneficial effects on home. Generally speaking, love and happiness enlightens your home when you enthrone Buddha in your home. Don’t miss out on the beautiful Buddha statues and prayer mats.

Shopping of Buddhist Artifacts
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You will get various other Buddhist artifacts like wall hanging, bells, scripts, paintings and books on Buddhism culture at this market. These make for great gifts for folks back at home too!

Beautiful Carpets

You must have heard about the famed beauty and unmatched quality of an authentic Kashmiri Carpet. Well as mentioned before due to the unrest in Kashmir, entire families of carpet makers have relocated to the valleys of Himachal. This is why you will get India’s finest carpets in Manali.

Shopping of Carpets in Manali


If you are not a shopping freak and would be satisfied with buying just one thing from Manali shopping trip then buy a carpet. Make your home an object of envy for others.

Boots and Shoes

Manali Mall road shopping arcade has innumerable shops with different kinds of footwear. Besides the traditional form of chappals and joothis, you will get fashionable footwear reflecting the latest trends in the industry. One thing that you must check out here is boots (both ankle and calf length). You will get extremely fashionable boots at very reasonable prices on Mall road.

You can also get bedroom slippers and socks made of brightly patterned wool in Manali shopping trip. After all one can never have too many shoes.

Apple and Lingad Pickle

Give yourself a break from those boring mango and chilli pickle by sampling the Manali famous apple and Lingad pickle. The pickle made from green apples is really yummy and you must carry a couple of jars back home for friends and family. A local vegetable called Lingad (wild asparagus) is available exclusively in Manali. Thelingad pickle is a good buy for its exotic appeal and unusual taste.

Exotic Herbs

There are lots of sellers walking around the markets in Manali who sell herbs like Shilajit, Kesar and Sugandh. Himalayan herbs are known for their potency and they have a range of beneficial effects right from making your complexion glow to improving your love life. The herb Shilajit is supposed to have anti aging effects and stamina enhancing property. However it’s better to pay a visit to the Kashmir gift house which lies on the road to Rambagh market.

Handsome Handicrafts

Charitable Trust Tibetan handicrafts market is the place to check out for authentic and intricately carved Tibetan handicrafts. In mall road too, there are lots of shops selling handicrafts but if you want quality then the Charitable trust is the place to go to. Make sure that you obtain a receipt for every purchase that you make here.

Shopping of Handicrafts
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You will get lots of handicrafts like Himalayan and Nepali topics, wooden dolls, boxes, Tibetan artifacts, key rings, embroidery items, shawls, bed covers, traditional jewellery and much more.

Retail Stores in Manali


Book Stores in Manali

Ravi Book Shop
Address:

Siali Mahadev Market,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 01902 253 649

M/S Sikri Book Depot & Sports Centre
Address:

The Mall,
Main Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 01902 252 397

Electronics Showrooms in Manali

Soni Electronics
Address:

Govind Complex,
Shop No-1,
Mall Road,
Main Market,
Near Mayur Restaurant,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9418 118 155 / 9805 326 677

JAI Mahaluxmi Electronics
Address:

Main Market,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9816 459 635

New Hadimba Electrical Works
Address:

The Mall Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9418 032 909

Maha Laxmi Electronics
Address:

The Mall Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9816 118 752

Rimzim Electricals
Address:

The Mall,
Main Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9816 059 057

Mehar Electric Works
Address:

The Mall Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9736 751 155

Syali Mahadev Electronics
Address:

The Mall Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9418 019 521

Surindra Electrical Store
Address:

The Mall Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 01902 250 423

Mohan Electrical   
Address:

The Mall,
Main Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9816 241 661

Manali Electricals
Address:

The Mall,
Main Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9816 508 229 / 8988 313 644

Furniture Stores in Manali

Bharat Furniture House
Address:

Model Town,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 01902 252 295

O P ENT
Address:

Model Town,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 01902 253 224

Computer Showrooms in Manali

Excell Computer
Address:

Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9418 080 990

Manali Computer House
Address:

The Mall,
Main Road,
Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9816 074 006

Manali Computers   
Address:

Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9818 050 677

Baba Computer
Address:

Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9418 151 987

Excel Trading Corp
Address:

Manali HO,
Manali - 175131
Phone no.: 9418 009 045

Hop into an auto rickshaw and get a guided tour of the Manali markets and the famous shopping spots. Don’t forget to carry your own bottle of mineral water and umbrella. Have the local momos and thupkas to beat those hunger pangs.

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