Dehradun is not just a place to visit for its beautiful structures and scenic views; it also has a lot to offer shoppers. Dehradun offers a mix of local must-haves with international brands, so you have the best of both worlds.
There are a number of street markets where you can pick up brassware, artifacts, stunning shawls in a variety of hues as well as spices, books and high end brands located in the many malls across the city. So, if you’re looking to go shopping when you’re in Dehradun, these are the places you must check out.
Best Places to Shop in Dehradun
1. Paltan Bazaar for Brass
Located near the clock tower of the city, Paltan Bazaar is one of the best places to visit in Dehradun if you love to shop. There are a number of shops here, so you can spend at least four to five hours browsing.
Some of the best items to pick up here is their brassware which you can get at bargain prices. The other items this bazaar is famous for includes sweaters and cardigans knitted and sold by the local Tibetan women.
2. Indira Market for Menswear
If you’re looking for fashionable clothes in the latest styles, then do visit Indira Market. Here you will find a range of clothes and accessory options for men, women and children.
While their collection is good, it’s the menswear that really stands out as on offer is everything from tees and shirts to shoes and belts. Bargaining is encouraged so that you get the right price for your purchases.
3. The Tibetan Market for knick knacks
If you’re visiting Dehradun, your trip will be incomplete without a visit to this vibrant and lively market. Here you can find a range of reasonably-priced artefacts, jewellery, trinkets and prayer flags.
Some of the items you must check out here include the Tibetan handcrafts and Garhwali jewellery. The items you get here make for great return presents to take home.
4. Rajpur Road for Sportswear
This road offers a mixed bag for those who visit. Here you can find some of the popular brands such as Woodland, as well as sports shops such as Adidas and Nike.
Apart from this, the road also offers many cafes and eating joints where you can refuel from your shopping spree with local and continental cuisine.
5. Astley Hall for Furniture
This hall is famous in Dehradun for those looking for furniture. Here you will find a large selection of bamboo and cane items, crafted by local artisans. Apart from this, the shopping hub also offers sweaters, cardigans, woollen clothes and paintings.
The best part? It’s very economically-priced and going on a shopping spree here won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Do check out their intricate wood carvings.
6. Himalayan Weavers for Pashmina
If you’re looking for the most stylish pashminas, this is the place in Dehradun to visit. This spot offers beautifully-crafted and hand-made shawls, scarves, stoles and Pashminas made using natural dyes.
Their aim is to promote eco-friendly dyes which means that all the products here are made using natural fibres and dyes, such as henna, pomegranate and indigo. These make for great presents to take back home.
7. Arhat Bazaar for Local Produce & Spices
This is a popular local spot where you can find day to day items such as rice, pulses and of course, a lot of local spices. Located near Saharanpur Chowk, this market is bustling and gives you a taste of the local life.
It can get quite crowded and chaotic, especially on the weekends, so we recommend you head there during the week. The market opens at 10 am and shops start shutting by 6 pm.
8. Pacific Mall for High-Street Fashion Brands
This is one of the most popular malls in Dehradun and offers a variety of shopping options. Here you will find a number of high street brands (Levis, Celio) as well as Indian ones (Max and Bata).
There is also a huge food court with all the fast food joints as well as Movenpick, a popular brand for gourmet ice cream. You can catch the latest movies here as it has PVR screens. It’s a popular hangout spot for locals as well as visitors.
9. Crossroads Mall for Luxury Items
This is one of the larger malls in Dehradun and is a shopper’s paradise with over 50 branded stores. Here you can find labels such as Westside, Apple Store, Body Shop, Caterpillar, Puma, Adidas, Benetton, Levis, Wrangler, Mufti, Arrow, Flying Machine and more.
Apart from being a shopping hub, it also offers a lot of food options and entertainment with events being hosted every weekend. It’s a fun place for the full family.
10. English Book Depot for Books
hat is a haven for book lovers. It is one of the best places to visit if you love getting lost in literature. Some of the finds here include a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, travelogues, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
This shop is a perfect spot for bookworms to spend an entire day and is co-located with a coffee shop, which makes it a great spot in Dehradun to unwind. This is a must-visit place in Dehradun.
Dehradun is a beautiful place to visit for the number of reasons and shopping is a big one.
Don’t miss the local markets as well as malls listed above during your trip here. And do let us know about your experiences in the comments section below.