Shopping in Kangra
As in everywhere else, what you buy in Kangra depends a lot on your choice and your requirement. Fortunately, the town has many A-class shopping destinations and therefore, anyone out for shopping is sure to have a good time here. We will start our day out with a peek into the Main Market in Kangra.
Main Market in KangraThe Main Market in Kangra is located on Mandir Road, close to Brajeshwari Devi Temple. Everything from live chickens and puja materials to ethnic dresses and ornaments are available in this unique market. In fact, this market also has quite a few branded shops. If you are looking for a pair of sturdy shoes, you may look for the Bata Store located in this area. However, if you are interested in upscale shopping experience, you need not really worry. The town also has plenty of them.
Shopping Malls in KangraAmong the shopping malls in Kangra, we must first mention Dev Bhumi Shopping Malls and Multiplex located near Fortis Hospital on Shimla Kangra Road. Besides, there are the Alpha Mall, Amartex, Garg Modewear, Lamba Market, Vishal Mega Mart etc. For more details, you can refer to our page on Shopping in Kangra. Read More Here.
Other Shopping Destinations in Kangra
If you have just arrived in Kangra for a long stay, you will need lots of things that a tourist will never look for. In the beginning, the Shimla Kangra Road is a good place to hunt for those things. Apart from the malls and multiplexes, the road also houses many smaller shops selling all kinds of branded and non branded items.
Shopping for clothing and shoes in KangraFor example if you looking for branded clothing, you will find a Monte Carlo Store near the Old Bus Stand. If, on the other hand, you are looking for ethnic dresses, Dulhan Sarees (phone no:01892-265-559) is a good place to go. This shop, which has an area of 3200 sq ft, is in business since 1950. Although the shop sells all kinds of sarees it specializes on bridal attire.
That is not all. For Addidas products, you will find an Addidas Store near the Government Polytechnic on Shimla Kangra Road. For Reebok products you can try Reebok Store (Phone No: 01892-226-082) on the same road; it is located opposite to Pahwah Clinic. Ashwani Bittu Brothers (1892-286574, and 9817704060) is another respectable shoe dealers located at Chanaur.
Shopping for furniture and bedding in KangraHimraj Steel near Old Bus Stand sells almost all kinds of furniture. They offer both office and home furniture. What is more, one should not be put off by the Steel in its name. The company also manufactures all kinds of wooden furniture. For further details, you can contact them at 1892-265-677 and 1892-265077. For beddings and curtains materials you can try Surya Handloom on Hospital Gali. Their mobile number is 9418017166.
General stores in Kangra
If you are looking for provision/kirana stores in Kangra, there are plenty of them. In fact, there are sure to be some located in the neighborhood you have put up in. However, if have not found one yet you can take a walk down to the Main Market; there are sure to be plenty of them. Kumar General Store in Main Market is one such store. For exact location, you may call them at 98167-43999. Besides, there is also the Budha Mal Shiv Saran Kumar on Mandir Road (Phone no: 01892-265-084 and 94181-87087).
Walia General Store located near Taxi Stand on Shimla Kangra Road is another reliable provision store. For details, you may contact them at 01892-225-696 and 98821-45411. Following are the names and phone numbers of some other general stores located in different parts of the city-
- Shankar Studio located on Main Road; Phone No: 9418121244
- Vaishno Medical and General Store located on Main Road; Phone No: 01892-265244
- Kapur Medical and General Store located on Main Road; Phone No: 9418105702
- Fair Price Shop at Tarkhangarh; phone No: 9817325166
- Kashmir Singh General Store at Khundin (Phone No: 9816189602)
Buying Momentos in Kangra
However, if you are a tourist in Kangra, you will not definitely be looking for Monte Carlo apparels or Adidas shoes. For you, there is plenty to buy in Kangra. The city is famous for its hand woven blankets and shawls. Moreover Kangra paintings and Kangra clay dolls also make beautiful keepsakes. You can also look for Tibetan handicrafts and jewelries; they too make beautiful gifts or even mementoes Shops selling these articles are located everywhere. However, great many of them are concentrated on the Shimla Kangra Road as well as in Main Market. Most of all, do not forget to pick up a packet of fragment Kangra Tea for your friends and family; they will never forgive you if you do.