Manali mall: winter ware
For the people who come from states with no winter, buying winter ware locally can be tedious , expensive and choices very few. In fact they rarely stock.Whatever is available may not suit the local climate.Buy monkey caps,gloves, woollen clothes , pants , rainwear and T shirts in affordable prices from manali mall.No need to lug all that gear from your home station.Related to:
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anywhere: Kinnauri joothis or footwear
Kinnauri or himachali footwear are so beautiful and colourful.made of a kind of straw and embroidered on the top,the look ethnic and colourful and can be worn at home,or when a sole is added to the bottoom of the slipper,you could even use it out.they are ideal for gifting also
What to pay: Rs.80 to Rs.150 depending on the work on top
anywhere in himachal: dry fruits
You could buy almonds,figs,apricots,walnuts and other dryfruits in himachal.you even get dried apples.They are locally grown and hence are fresh and of good quality
What to pay: about average,less than what you would pay in other places in India
you could buy shawls of various types here in himachal.Apart from the usual woollen shawls, you get Kullu shawls which have a unique handwoven pattern, shawls made of cotton,jute,combination of cotton,wool and jute;pashmina shawls etc.
What to pay: Rs.100 to rs.3000 or even more for real Pashmina shawls
anywhere in Himachal Pradesh: kinnauri topis/himachali caps
You will find Himachali or kinnauri topis all over this state.they are a good buy for oneself or for gifting others.they look colourful with the embroidery in the front and are easily available.
What to pay: about rs.20;50;75;150 to 200 depending on the quality of the embroidery.The most commonly found ones are about Rs.50/
No Discount Shop: Shawls and Sweaters
the Kullu-Manali valley is famous for it's wool shawls and sweaters. They make great gifts for friends and family back home. Try the above mentioned store. there's no need to Haggle as the prices are reasonable and the store is usually full of Indian Tourists who know their stuff and also give you the oppurtunity to check and see if you truly are getting a good deal.
What to buy: Shawls, Sweaters, Scarfs.
What to pay: Rs 100 upwards.Related to:
- Budget Travel
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