The Sunday Bazaar started in the late 70's. This was the time when donated clothes from the West reached India for the poor, but pilferage resulted in most of them being sold in roadside shops. This is how the Sunday market started" It gradually grew and became an integral part of the city. All this came to an abrupt end a few years ago when attempting "to reduce encroachments" the administration decided to give the Bazaar an official sanction and shift it from Paltan Bazaar to Tibetan market road at Parade Ground.
Dehradun is not just a good place for sightseeing but can also be said to be every shopper's heaven. The small stores and bustling markets have plethora of priceless souvenirs that cannot be found even in the swankiest of shopping malls. All you need to have is a little patience and ability to wander along the endless roads to stock your bag with lovely memorabilia. The best shopping bazaars in Dehradun are Rajpur Road, Paltan Bazaar, Astley Hall, Connaught Place and Tibetan Market. These streets are not just filled with gift items but also stocked up with some amazing restaurants and eatery outlets that whip up yummy snacks and dishes. Don't miss out gorging on bread pakoras and samosas from Rajpur Road and also, steamed buns from Tibetan Market. The right time to visit Dehradun aka Doon Valley is between April to July when the climate is moderate and pleasant.
One of the popular place to go for shopping in Dehradun is the Tibetan market. This is the best place, especially if you want to buy colorful apparels and cool T-shirts. Both men and women visit this busy shopping center with the hope to lay their hands on some fashionable garments. The popular purchasing items here are woolen garments, exclusive Tibetan objects such as semiprecious pebbles, carpets and jewelry. Close to this place, you will find several small eateries that offer fresh Tibetan delicacies like thupkas, momos and chow
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