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Shopping in Kullu, Kullu Overview

What could be a better shopping spot than the hill station markets which provide you with a mix of traditional and modern stuff? Shopping in Kullu is an absolute delight as it has some amazing markets selling handicrafts and other trinkets to take back home. The must-buy things in Kullu include Tibetan traditional stuff and Buddhist paintings. After a beautiful day of sightseeing, the best option is to shop.

Extravagant things in Kullu Market are Kinnauri and Kullu Shawls which are entirely different from the traditional Kashmere flower design. However, these shawls have Asian inspired geometrical designs. Nepalese Thangka is tough to find outside the Kullu valley. It is a 3D effect traditional Buddhist painting of either a Tibetan deity or of some spiritual concept and is one of the best things you can buy while shopping in Kullu.

Tibetan Silver Jewellery is intricately carved and heavy Tibetan jewellery is very easily found here. Amulets, neckpieces, earrings are all inspired by the Tibetan traditional beliefs and motifs i.e. to ward off the evil eye and make for good souvenirs. Kullu Caps are made of pure pashmina and angora wool reflecting the aesthetics and excellent skills of the artisans of Kullu.

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Main Markets in Kullu

Akhara Bazaar: It is majorly visited by the tourists to understand the lifestyle of the locals and is majorly famous for woollen apparels.

Tibetan Bazaar: The bazaar is known for silver turquoise jewellery. Thangkas and beautiful Buddhist paintings are available here.

Sultanpur Market: Here you can find a broad range of traditional jewellery. The beautiful miniature paintings are a great mix of colonial and Pahari theme.

Bhuttico And Himbunkar: The market introduces you to the hand-woven shawl industry.

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