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Gandhi Chowk, or GPO, is the bustling and vibrant street of Dalhousie. Unlike other hill stations, Dalhousie doesn't have a mall road, so Gandhi Chowk is the Mall Road of Dalhousie. For shopping in Dalhousie, the town has several local bazaars and centres at Gandhi Chowk. One can shop for simple local souvenirs, woollen clothes and every-day treasures. There are a plethora of small shops to fulfil your list of gift items including The Tibetan Market, the Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium, Himachal Handloom and Crafts Centre and Tibetan Handicrafts Centre.
The Tibetan Market is a popular spot for shopping in Dalhousie, which offers a variety of goods including bags, dolls, carpets, purses and handicrafts. The Himachal Handloom Industry Emporium on Thandi Sarak is known for its traditional Kashmiri shawls which reflects the intricate and unique craftsmanship of the locals. All the major buildings and hotels are also situated at GPO.
Local women established Bhuttico in the mid 19th century which offers a wide range of the famous Kullu shawls, made from lamb's wool, angora and pashmina. Recently, they have also started making embroidered shawls that have gained popularity all over the country. The costs for these exquisite textiles start from INR 300 only.
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