Shopping in the North-East

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Darjeeling
What is traveling without shopping? Nothing! It’s worth buying a few souvenirs that will jog your memories for years to reminiscence your visit. One has to be utmost careful when shopping at travel destinations as it’s not your home town where you can simply splurge! The North-East offers a lot of places where you can visit to full fill your shopping wish and it will not need to burn a hole in your pocket. When traveling to a destination, the items for sale and discounts presented by the shop keepers may seem enticing enough, but not discouraging enough to stop you from buying. If you have cash to burn, then it’s a different matter altogether.TravelHot.in offers some amazing travel packages to the North-East.

The most attractive and the most eye-catching of all the shopping items on your list will surely be –handicrafts. Gangtok has many souvenir shops and Lal Bazaar is the best place for shopping. Bargain hard before buying any handicrafts and souvenirs, they are worth it. MG road presents souvenirs on a pricey side and no bargaining is encouraged here. Travellers will find many things to buy besides handicrafts; they will also find bamboo products, wood carvings. If clothing is of any interest to you I would strongly recommend you to buy some traditional Sikkim’s wear or any dresses that have traditional designs printed on them. You can also buy some Buddhist artifacts as well.

The next of the list of shopping destinations in the North-East is Darjeeling. Suggested items to buy when in this pristine Hill station are thangka – Tibtiean Paintings, Nepali Khukri and some brass objects. When in Darjeeling visit shopping places like: Chowk bazaar, Chowrasta and Mahakal Market.   In Darjeeling, there will be many stores that sell variety of items – it’s the most visited place in the country for tourists. Subtle areas of interest which travelers will find are handlooms, jackets, saris, shawls and many more such items.

Lachung may not offer many options for shopping but there are things that will make you want to buy.

Travelers will find local souvenirs, woolen clothing and few things that will be of little interest to you. Why did I recommend it? There are a few things like jewellery items and accessories.  Lachung is a cold place and it offers a good choice when it comes to winter wear. The choices here may not be that great but there’s something for everyone.

Whenever one travels to different destinations, it is important to get carried away with the shopping. Shopping can be time consuming and making judicious use of the time allotted is the best thing what one should do. Travel itinerary is usual time bound, and if coming in a group one person’s time may not be accommodated in the other one’s schedule. These are the simple things that one should bear in mind to make sure a vacation is enjoyable and enough time has to be devoted to the other activities like sightseeing, shopping, eating, get acquainted with the local culture and many more. 

How green is my valley – Nainital

Nainital, Naini Lake, Uttaranchal Tour Packages
Naini Lake
The state bordering Nepal in the east is Uttarakhand. Other states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim surrounding the Himalayan Kingdom. What makes is the state of Uttarakhand unique is it is a holiday destination in India littered with lakes all around. Nestled in the Kumaon region, the place is closer to the Himalayan Mountains and hence this area is very mountainous.

Kumaon region is a mountainous place in the outer regions of the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Tourism forms the basic and most important livelihood for the residents of Nainital. A tourist frequented place is Panchachuli Glacier. Its snow-capped mountain offers a scenic view; these mountains are best viewed by trek.

Nainital is a very popular tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. Derived from the names of one of the Major Lakes – Naini, the place has some popular tourist spots like Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar and many more. Nainital Lake or as the locals call it – Naini Lake is located in the middle of the town. The hills surround the lake and a stroll round the foot of the lake will relieve your stress. If that’s the reason you decided to come to this place then you will be stress-free in no time! Yes, Nainital offers many wondrous natural beauties that no one would feel like leaving.

One of Uttarakhand’s most prized possessions is the famous Jim Corbett National Park. A nature lovers and wildlife lover’s paradise, the National Park is promoted for ecotourism. Originally founded to protect the endangered Bengal Tiger, the Park houses many more species of animals, plants and trees. 
Jim Corbett Park offers trekking, Safari tours, Corbett Falls and many more. The area is limited to visitors and only a few places can be visited by tourists.

Travellers will find many other places like Naina Peak – the highest peak in Nainital, Tiffin top or Dorothy’s Seat. Nainital is really good when it comes to having some leisure vacation.

A picturesque hill-station offering a panoramic view of the Himalayas is Kausani. A hill station in the Bageshwar district – the destination offers a scenic viewing of the surrounding on a clear sky. The lush greenery houses an amazing variety of bird species that are native to this region. Nature lovers looking forward to a pleasant holiday will find this place more than what it could offer. This place is best visited throughout the year and if you like snowfall, it would be recommended to visit this place in January – February. Although winter starts in this region from November onwards, the region experiences snowfall around the months of January and February.

Uttarakhand offers many destinations for the travellers. Nature lovers have to visit this place for all the things it offers. Be sure to include this place in your travel places to the north as it’s well worth the trip. Tour guides of the Corbett Park will still be able to show you areas which can be visited. Bird-lovers and Animal-lovers will truly enjoy basking in nature’s warmth and its pristine surroundings and natural beauty.