Shopping in HaldwaniHaldwani, in the recent years, has become a famous place for tourists. The reasons are plenty, but most of all, Haldwani lies in the close proximity to the famous Jim Corbett National Park and Nainital. Apart from its location from these famous places, Haldwani itself offers a lot to tourists and locals alike. You are in for a treat if you want to go on a shopping spree, or rather just enjoy fine dining. There are many markets in Haldwani which sell everything from local handicrafts to branded clothes and shoes. Haldwani now boasts of a shopping mall as well.
Where to Shop in HaldwaniHaldwani has the major area covered with markets. Many of these markets are adjacent to each other but are totally different in terms of the items they sell. It is a good thing that tourists and local people don’t have to walk long distances to visit all the markets. Since the markets are filled with tourists, the shop owners deliberately hike their prices. It is up to you to tackle them and do some bargaining.
The Naya Bazaar is a market especially for women’s clothes. Best-in-quality clothing along with latest styles make this bazaar a must-visit for all the women planning to go on a shopping spree.
The road to Nainital from Haldwani (but basically part of Haldwani only) has lots of shops. These shops sell the locally made items like shoes, clothes, handicrafts etc. But there are plenty of branded showrooms here as well. Benetton, Pepe Jeans, Gini and Jony, Levi's etc are some of the brands available.
The Bartan Bazaar is famous because all the shops here are selling steel utensils. Since all the shops here are selling the same items and stuff, they tend to easily succumb to the bargaining done by tourists and the local people. There is such a strong competition between the shopkeepers that you can get everything at a much discounted rate. The steel from which the utensils are made is of an excellent quality.
Railway Bazaar and Bhutia Bazaar are known as one-stop destinations. Each and every item is available in these markets. Clothes, shoes, local handicrafts, street food stalls, sweets, souvenirs, etc. are all available in these markets. Though they don’t have anything unique, these markets are pretty nice and offer everything at a short stretch of the road.
The Almora Bazaar is a famous bazaar for sweets. The Indian Vegetable Market at Haldwani is famous for selling absolutely fresh vegetables and fruits. Freshly picked up from the farms, these vegetables are pure and free from any harmful chemicals. Vegetable farms in hilly areas are known for the best-in-class produce. This market is famous for just that.
The Thandi Sadak is a famous road in Haldwani. There is a stream of water flowing parallel to this road and because of this, the temperature of this road generally remains lower than anywhere else in the city. This is the reason why it is called ‘thandi’ sadak, thandi meaning cool. You will find local confectionary shops, bakeries and other small shops selling general items.
What to Shop in Haldwani
Steel UtensilsHaldwani is one of the biggest manufacturers of steel utensils. There is a whole market in Haldwani which sells only utensils made from steel. From steel bowls to steel plates, forks and knives, spoons and glasses, you will find every utensil made of good quality. What makes it stand out is the quality of steel used in these utensils. Don’t forget to shop for your house too.
ShoesFrom formal shoes for business people to sports shoes for athletes, from casual shoes to wear with your old jeans to bathroom slippers, the local shops of Haldwani have manufacturers sitting in them to offer you the best quality shoes.
ClothesHaldwani is home to manufacturers of clothes who are well aware of that. That is why they produce clothes with superb quality and keeping in line with the latest fashion. Women of all ages can spend an entire day in the markets of Haldwani and still not be content with shopping of the best-in-quality clothes.
Local Handicrafts and SouvenirsSouvenirs made from ivory are very famous. Since tourists generally tend to fall in love with this city, they always want something of a sentimental value to take home and remember the time they spent here. What better a souvenir than something made from ivory or wood, which are a part of this beautiful city. Key-chains, fridge magnets, stuffed toys, handicrafts, shawls etc. are some of the things you can take home and remember the good days spent in Haldwani.
Shopping Malls in HalwaniEven though the city of Haldwani boasts of numerous markets which are unique in their own way, it lacks big shopping complexes and malls. There have been plans to build malls and theaters in Haldwani. As of now, there is only one mall in Haldwani known as “Durga City Center”. This Mall is not only for shopping, but it is also a commercial hub. There are only a few shops here for shopping. It has a bank, private offices, computer peripherals shops and a few multi-national companies.
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