Ooty offers a variety of shops and markets that cater to the shopping needs of tourists. From winter wear and Tibetan souvenir to spices and local products, take a look at these popular markets of this hill station.
Charring Cross Road is a popular shopping destination located at the intersection of Ooty-Conoor Road and National Highway 67. The street is lined with local markets, roadside stalls, and shops selling various products, including cakes, gifts, woollen items, and handmade chocolates.
With a significant number of Tibetans residing in Ooty, the hill station boasts a well-known Tibetan Market. This market is situated near the Botanical Gardens and features roadside shops selling an array of woollen items and shawls in vibrant prints and colours. Additionally, you can browse a few shops selling beaded necklaces and embroidered tote bags.
Upper Bazaar Road
Upper Bazaar Road in Ooty is renowned for its spice market and Nilgiri shops, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists. Besides a wide variety of restaurants and shops, the spice shops here offer a delightful selection of fresh Indian spices like jeera, chilli, pepper, and nutmeg powder.
Commercial Street bustles with activity from the early morning hours, mainly attracting tourists to its famous leather shops, chocolate stores, and local vendors selling eucalyptus oil. If you love shopping for local products, this market is a great place to visit.
Ooty Municipal Market
With over 1,500 shops and 15 entrances, this bazaar is a shopper's paradise in the heart of the city. You can find everything from everyday products to flowers, oils, and chocolates at the shops here. Remember to carry enough cash, as most vendors and shops do not accept credit cards.
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