Shopaholic Alert: Things To Buy In Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

From woollen sweaters and socks to mouthwatering food and scribbled old books, there is a lot to unearth in the Queen of Hills

Nestled in the picturesque state of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is a charming hill station that beckons travellers from all corners of the globe. Known for its lush greenery, stunning views of the Himalayas, and pleasant climate, Mussoorie offers a visual treat and a shopping paradise for those with a penchant for souvenirs and local specialities. So, if you're a shopaholic looking for some retail therapy, here's a list of things to buy in Mussoorie that will surely leave you delighted.

What To Buy In Mussoorie


Mussoorie mall road
Mussoorie mall roadShutterstock

When in Mussoorie, dressing appropriately for the weather is of utmost importance. The Mussoorie mall road is teeming with clusters of shops that have woollens like socks, mittens, sweaters and scarves hanging out of them, beckoning your cold body inside. Note that prices are easily up for bargaining and so quote your best price more often than not, they match it.

Where Tibetan Market, Mussoorie Mall Road

Best Buy: Rainbow-coloured mittens cum gloves and thick warm socks with fleece lining.

Mandwa Snacks

Be it momos, or bhaturas, or even fries, the things you can create with mandwa or finger millet are limitless. Try the sumptuous momos, slightly darker in colour than your regular momos because of the flour it is the best snack in the city you will taste.

Where Library Chawk, Mussoorie Mall Road

Best Buy: Mandwa momos and fries

Orange Marmalade From Landour Bakehouse

Landour Bakehouse
Landour BakehouseShutterstock

Landour Bakehouse is an iconic landmark of the Mussoorie cantonment town of Landour. A gush of warm sweetness greets you as you somehow manage to get inside (there is a perpetual wait outside the doors). Although their crepes are the best desserts of the lot, if you need to pack some for home, try their orange marmalade slice. Its citrusy fresh taste and subtly sweet aroma will surely be a hit with family and friends.

Where: Sisters Bazaar, Landour

Best Buy: Classic cinnamon crepes and the lemon curd filling crepe with a drizzle of almond flakes on top

Turkish Ice Cream

If you like a little entertainment with your dessert, try the Turkish ice creams at one of the many stalls on Mall Road. They have different flavours, and they do this trick where they will juggle a scoop of ice cream with a long stick and tease you to catch it before putting it on a cone. 

Where Library Chawk, Mussoorie Mall Road

Best Buy: Try their simple cinnamon-flavoured ice cream

Old And Rare Books

At Sabri Bought & Sold bookstore on Landour Road, books as old as time are up for sale for nominal prices
At Sabri Bought & Sold bookstore on Landour Road, books as old as time are up for sale for nominal pricesAntara Chatterjee

Old and used books and trinkets in glittering antiques shops are not easy to find in Mussoorie, but you have to be on the lookout. One of the few we found was the Sabri Bought & Sold bookstore on Landour Road, where books as old as time are up for sale for nominal prices.

Where: Landour Road, Mussoorie

Best Buy: Check out their old and used books aisle and pieces of ancient stamps

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