5 Famous Shopping Markets in Manali To Explore

Written By: Abhilasha Prasad

As far as the winter shopping scene is concerned, Manali is a delight to be in. If you finish all the Manali activities, give yourself some me-time. Manali has a few well-known shopping areas where you can explore a wide range of products at reasonable rates and hunt for the greatest offers on your preferred goods. The list curated below is the top famous shopping markets in Manali that you shouldn't miss. 

1. Tibetan Market

2. Mall Road

3. Manu Market

4. Himachal Emporium

5. Old Manali Market

1. Tibetan Market

One of the most renowned shopping places in Manali to purchase because of its extensive selection of Tibetan goods. In addition to Tibetan goods, the market also sells Buddhist painting fabric, jewellery, home accents, and clothes. Numerous stores sell mouthwatering pickles and freshly made jams. There are a few excellent restaurants close to the market where you may hang out to get a feel for the area.

  • LocationTibetan Market, Siyal, Manali

  • Timings10:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Attractions: Hadimba Temple (1.3 km), Van Vihar National Park (550 m) 

2. Mall Road

This is the main shopping market in Manali, flanked by numerous hotels, restaurants, and shopping options in Manali. You can find intriguing singing bowls and fragrant incense sticks in a few shops in the Tibetan tradition. A few stores on Mall Road sell Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, which come in various beautiful patterns and colours. It's unnecessary to carry a lot of cash in your wallet.

  • Location: Mall Road, Manali

  • Timings: 10:30 am to 8:00 pm

  • Nearby Attractions: Hadimba Devi Temple (1.9 km), Tibetan Monasteries (800 m) 

3. Manu Market

Manu Market is a great place to shop for various goods, including clothes and many books. This market sells groceries, faux jewellery, clothing, utensils, handloom products, and much more. Apart from its shops, it also boasts the best restaurants in the town, which serve a variety of cuisines and offer a calm ambience. 

  • Location: Manu Market, Siyal, Manali

  • Timings: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Nearby Attractions:  Manu Temple (2.3 km), Solang Valley (750 m) 

4. Himachal Emporium

The Himachal government runs this store with best-selling items like cosy shawls and pashminas, home decorations, a handmade selection of slippers and shoes, children's toys, and much more. You can probably get a good deal as the prices are fixed here. The shopkeepers are also kind to all customers. This is the reason Himachali Emporium is renowned among the shopping places in Manali

  • Location: Mall Rd, Manali

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Nearby Attractions: Great Himalayan National Park (49.7 km), Van Vihar National Park (1.2 km) 

5. Old Manali Market

This shopping market in Manali features narrow lanes that open up to vibrant markets, where you can find a wide range of goods like lovely jewellery, t-shirts, chic wool apparel, accessories, artefacts, sculptures made of wood and stone, etc. You will fall in love with the Old Manali Market due to the events and activities taking place throughout the arcade and the excitement on the streets. 

  • Location: Manu Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Nearby Attractions: Jogini Falls (6.3 km), Nehru Kund (6.9 km) 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I purchase from Mall Road in Manali?

One of the premier shopping areas in Manali is Mall Road. The best items to purchase in this location are Pashmina shawls and Himachali headgear.

Which part of Manali has the largest market?

Manali's main market, The Mall Road, is constantly filled with locals and tourists. Many stores selling various accessories, t-shirts, woollen clothing, sarees, Kashmiri shawls, antique items, books, and other items can be found in this region.

Do we need to bring cash to Manali?

You don't need a lot of cash when visiting Himachal Pradesh because everything in Manali has gone digital since Covid-19. Ten thousand dollars in cash is more than enough for a week's travel.

When is the best time to visit Manali?

The best time to visit Manali is from October to June.

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