Nainital is a beautiful paradise-like hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. It’s impossible not to fall in love with the stunning sights that the lake town offers, as well as the crystal clear waters of the Naini Lake. Every year, Nainital attracts a large number of both domestic and foreign tourists. The captivating beauty of nature enchants tourists to this picturesque village.
Apart from its natural beauty, you will not be let down if you want to go shopping in Nainital. The place is famous for excellent shopping opportunities for tourists. The region has some fantastic handicrafts and rare fruits and flowers that are only available here. These things may be purchased for personal use and gift to family or friends as souvenirs.
Below is a list of markets in Nainital that provide the most pleasing shopping experience for travelers –
Mall road, established during the colonial era, is a quaint shopping destination in Nainital. At Mall Road, one can find the best of everything, such as shops, cafes, restaurants, banks, etc. The market runs parallel to Naini Lake. Textiles, woolen cardigans, shawls, carved antiques made of wood, souvenirs, handicrafts, and some magnificent decorative candles in various forms and aromas are available to tourists.
2. Tibetan Market or Bhotia Bazaar
Tibetan Market, commonly known as Bhotia Bazaar, is an exciting flea market in Nainital run by the natives of Tibet. The tourists are attracted to the Tibetan Market because it is incredibly affordable.
The women of the Kumaon have a unique method of knitting woolens that keep the residents warm throughout the region’s severe winters. Tourists can find an exquisite variety of bags, scarves, shawls, mufflers, caps, gloves, ethnic dresses, and jackets. There are also stores selling imitation jewelry, souvenirs, watches, and other antiques. In the Tibetan Market, a few places offer tremendous culinary delights such as pickles, homemade chutney, marmalade, etc. You can also buy delicious dried fruits like strawberries, walnuts, apricots.
It is undoubtedly a crossroad of colorful ambiance and scenic beauty of the Naini Lake as the market is located adjacent to the lake. The environment is lively, and the sellers grab your attention by shouting out to you. Before finalizing any sale, make sure to bargain hard and shop around for the best price.
3. Bara Bazaar
Bara Bazaar in the Mallital Area is another famous marketplace in Nainital. A wide variety of fruits and jams like apples, cherries, blueberries, etc., are available here for visitors to choose from. The shops in the market also pack these items in boxes for people who want to carry them as souvenirs back home. Bara Bazaar also offers some beautifully crafted fancy candles. Another great purchase from the market can be cane sticks and showpieces made of wood. The Bara Bazaar Market has been serving tourists for a few decades and promises to provide some fantastic options for souvenirs and local specialties.
While at Nainital, spend some time admiring the majesty of the Himalayas and relish the warm weather, flora, and wildlife of this hill station, not to mention the mouth-watering fruits, which you should bring home in a jam bottle. Splurge at these Nainital shopping destinations for a memorable shopping experience!
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