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Shopping in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its handicrafts, wood, metalwork, shawls, pullovers, local tweeds, wooden articles, toys, Tibetan carpets and handicrafts, pickles and jams and squashes, Kullu shawls, caps, funky jewellery made of semi-precious stones, beads, basketry.

While shopping in Himachal Pradesh you can pick up carpets with brilliant hues and patterns of dragons, birds, trees, flowers, and swastikas for luck woven in traditional patterns.

Other souvenirs that you can pick up include brightly printed cotton head scarves from Chamba, bangles and rings made of horsehair, pretty dolls in traditional clothes or handkerchiefs patterned with fine embroidery.

Shop for Chamba and Kangra paintings with minutely detailed depictions of royal scenes and romantic tales from Hindu mythology coloured with organic pigments or you can pick up woodcraft from walnut, chestnut and wild mulberry trees in the shape of fruit bowls, beer mugs, jewellery and rosaries.

Other things you can buy while shopping in Himachal Pradesh are back-slung baskets to collect fruits or harvested crops and egg- baskets made of cane, lamp stands and tea-pots made of silver.

Go ahead, splurge!

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