Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia
Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market is housed within a four-storey Soviet-style building on the northern edge of Hanoi Old Quarter. It is the largest in Hanoi market covered and without a doubt, one of the most popular and crowded city markets. The popularity of Dong Xuan market is not so much by the variety of products nor by its price, but also because it is located in the Centre of Hanoi, just 5 minutes walk from the central lake in Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake. In the interior of the Dong Xuan market you can buy practically everything, for example in the back of the market normally sold animals (birds mainly). The exterior of the building, at nightfall, some street food stalls and also small stalls where they sell memories and souvenirs are mounted.
City Shopping in Dalhousie
The best shopping in Dalhousie is around the Gandhi Chowk. Popularly known as GPO, Gandhi Chowk bustles with shops, markets, and the crowd. Shopping in Dalhousie brings you uniquely carved local handicrafts, Tibetan markets, Himachal handlooms and many more exciting things to fill your bags with. The most popular market junction is the Tibetan market glistening with handicrafts, dolls, bags, purses, and carpets. For authentic Kashmiri shawls, the intricacies of local craftsmanship can be bought from the Himachal handloom emporium. Buddhist paintings, copper and silver diyas, and some memorable souvenirs can be bought a reasonable rate. The most interesting things are the malls in Dalhousie which unlike the metro malls were constructed back in 1860's to house horse carriages, promenades, and dandies. One can savor the taste of hot coffee and munch on some crispy snacks at any of the local bistros.
Tibetan Mini Market
Tourism is an important industry in Mcleodganj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. Tibetan Mini Market is a street with one side of it as the strolls of souvenirs shops and another side with cafes and groceries shops.
The market is set near the railway station and is filled with numerous local shops and vendors. The best thing about the market is it's not going to burn out your pockets and even more worthy if you are good at bargaining. The hotels in close proximity to the market are Lakshmi Niwas palace a heritage hotel of Lalgarh (Rs. 9332 per night) and Sagar hotel (Rs. 2486 per night) and other less costly hotels starting at just Rs. 220. The place is well known for embroidered footwear commonly called as jutis, local fabrics, leather goods, leather crafts of camel, amazing woods carved art pieces and gold worked woods art pieces, stunning traditional artefacts, customised jutis on order ( made within 24 hours), miniature paintings and the most mouth watering menu of the popular Haldirams bhujiawala shop.