Mussoorie, the Queen of the Hills, is a gem of a hill station with the view of the Shiwalik Hills and the Doon Valley. As is common with all popular tourist destinations, Mussoorie also offers plenty of shopping opportunities. Since most of the foreign tourists do not have the time to traverse all over India, they like to get bits and fragments of all specimens of Indian handicrafts at one place.
The shops in Mussoorie therefore offer everything, ranging from pashmina, chickan, silverware, to woolens, carpets and so on. Shopping in Mussoorie therefore can be real fun. But of course if you are an inbound tourist, you should be smart enough to look only at those things that are not available outside Mussoorie, while out shopping in Mussoorie.
The best and pretty much 'must buys' in Mussoorie are oak-wood walking sticks, hand-knitted cardigans and sweaters and Tibetan Prayer wheels and vases from the Tibetan Street Market.You can also look for woodcarvings, brass statues, ceramic vases and semi-precious and precious stones from the shops along the Mall. The tourists love to have their photographs clicked in traditional Garhwali dresses, which can be rented from the shops here.
The other popular items available are pure Ladakhi Shawls and antique Jamewar Shawls that are expensive, but are truly worth their price. However, if your budget does not permit, you can also go for machine knitted duplicates of the same.