Known for its natural resources and shopping spree, Dehradun is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located in the doon valley at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is bordered by the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers of India.
A trip to the Dehradun remains incomplete without exploring the nooks and corners of the markets that deal with everything from local food to clothing and accessories to home décor items.
If we talk about the markets it is loaded with a wide array of items including handicrafts from all over the country, fashion apparel, shoes, spices, pickle, and other condiments, imported foods, electronic gadgets, antiques, silk textiles, cheap imitation accessories, and home décor products.
Here are the top 10 awesome shopping markets in doon.
Located near the clock tower of the city, Paltan bazaar is also one of the busiest and the most crowded of all the shopping markets in Dehradun. For significantly affordable clothes, accessories, shoes, handicrafts, cosmetics, household, and kitchen items, books, and what not the Paltan Market remains open from 10 AM till 10 PM daily. Bargaining is a part of the paltan market experience so make sure you make the best use of it.
The market has more than 200 shops that feature clothing shops, electronic products and also has an automotive service in one place. It is one of the most preferred places for shopping for boys. It is situated in between Rajput road and parade ground. It is a small lane with shops by the sides.
This popular market in Dehradun is completely run by the Tibetan Community, near Parade Ground Road. Saturday and Sundays are their main working days. On Sunday, the streets are full of local Garhwali traders selling their local jewelry, antiques, carpets, and paintings. The items are cheap and are at an affordable rate for the customers. You can even bargain with the price of the items.
This place is also known for delicious snacks such as momos, noodles, hot noodles soup with extra butter.
A popular shopping destination in Dehradun, Rajpur Road is conveniently located right in the heart of the city. It is one of Dehradun’s most popular streets and has a large number of shops where you can buy a wide range of items like garments, footwear, souvenirs, fine jewelry, and electronics.
The Rajpur road area is famous for its showrooms that showcase some of the popular lifestyle brands in the market like reebok, H&M, Nike, Puma, Adidas, levis, and many more.
The place is the go-to-market for ration, you will find all kinds of dals, spices, rice, etc. here at reasonable prices. 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.
This is touted to be one of the best shopping places in Dehradun if you’re on the lookout for exotic spices. We highly suggest you make a beeline for this Bazar.
Located on Rajpur Road, Astley Hall infamous for its wooden, bamboo, and cane items, especially furniture, crafted by local artisans. Apart from that, Astley Hall is also famous for woolen items, such as cardigans, shawls, and sweaters, most of which are available at bargain prices. Make sure to explore all the shops to find daily-use homeware, jewelry, book stores, decorative items, and more.
Himalayan Weavers in Dehradun are famous for hand-made shawls, scarves, stoles, and Pashminas made using natural dyes.
They aim to promote eco-friendly dyes which means that all the products here are made using natural fibers and dyes, such as henna, pomegranate, and indigo.
Connaught Place, one of the busiest shopping hubs in Dehradun, is situated at Chakrata Road. Tourists, shopaholics, and local inhabitants stop over to take a look at the retail stores and vibrant street shops positioned here. While young college-goers can check out the junk accessories like earrings, chains, and other fashionable jewelry, tourists looking out for some memorable souvenirs can purchase wooden carved articles, exotic Garhwali art paintings, and other handicraft products from this place