5 Things You Should Definitely Buy When Shopping In Nainital
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Regional specialities make a place special. So how could it not be the same for our beloved city of lakes? We bring to you a list of famous things you must get your hands on while on your visit to Nainital, ‘cause all of these are pretty special and can also double us as great mementos for friends and family too!
1. Fancy Candles
Available in abundance and in unique designs, these gorgeous looking famous Nainital candles come in a gazillion shapes and scents! Found at reasonable prices, these can make for a perfect gifting option too! Anil Candles in Ayarpatta and the factory outlet of Uttarakhand Textile Development Corporation in Padegaon on Naukuchiatal-Road has a really good collection.
2. Pine Art Crafts
The next most popular thing to grab when in Nainital are the showpieces made out of fallen pine cones, which can also make for great souvenirs. These can be easily found at various tourist spots around Nainital and Bhimtal. Shops located near Naukuchiatal also have numerous shops selling these beauties at real affordable prices.
3. Woolen Shawls And Sweaters
Tourists visiting Nainital also like to buy woolen clothes like shawls, mufflers, scarves and sweaters from Bhutia Market near the Naina Devi Temple. The place offers a wide variety and vibrant designs to choose from. You can also check out The State’s Textile Development Factory Shop in Pandegaon alternatively for their collection of wonderful ethnic woolen pieces.
4. Homemade Eatables
Nainital’s fruit products are also very well-known and sought after. From fresh fruits and berries to homemade jams, preserves & chutney, there's a lot to sample! Fruitage located on the Bhimtal-Bhowali road sells some yummy jams, squashes, juices, chutney & pickles. You must get your hands on their Lemon and Chilli pickles, as well as the Apple Chutney and Buransh squash.
5. Jewellery And Accessories
For quirky jewellery and accessories, head to the Tibetan Market located near the Naini Lake and get your hands on some really colourful and uniquely crafted baubles that can add a new dimension to your outfit. Made out of beautiful gems and stones, their designs and combinations will make any woman’s heart flutter with joy!
Be sure to grab these goodies while you’re in Nainital and you’ll thank us for it.