Shopping In Dehradun
The main shopping areas in Dehradun are the Paltan Bazaar and the Rajpur Road.
This is Dehradun’s most famous road. Long drives down Rajpur Road are a part of every Doonite’s memories. Rajpur Road starts from the Clock Tower and ends at the Rajpur village. The Astley Hall area on Rajpur Road is a favourite hang out spot. Astley Hall has fast food chains, a gaming parlour, ice cream parlours and a number of good restaurants and shops. Most of the top brands in the country have their retail outlets on Rajpur Road.
The Paltan Bazaar is the main market of Dehradun. It is located right in the heart of the town, near the Clock Tower. It is a shopper’s paradise with all kinds of merchandise. One can buy Dehradun’s specialties--Basmati Rice and hand made woollens from here. The side pavements are heavily encroached and it is best covered on foot or a two wheeler. At the center of the Paltan Bazaar is the fruit and vegetable market. Rama Market in Paltan Bazaar is favorite haunt of ladies to purchase beautiful bed linen and export quality fabrics in pleasing prints. Many printer shops are also based here. For purchasing school and college books and stationery, ask for Dispensary Road in the Paltan Bazaar area. For those who believe in the power of herbs to cure all ailments, Dehradun has two well stocked stores famous for Jadi Bootis (herbs and medicinal plants) located near the Kotwali in Paltan Bazaar.
What to buy in Dehradun