Paltan Market “The Shopper’s Wonderland”
One of the bustling markets of Dehradun known for offering cheap thrills to its crazy shoppers, Paltan Market is the hot-spot for shopaholics. From brands like Peter England, Fastrack, Bata, Kamini, Vardaman to other non-branded items you can get anything and everything here. The market is famous for its petite bakeries and restaurants like Gaylord Express, Sunrise Bakers and Hunger Bell where you can gorge on some tasty food.
Many people visit here to buy books, clothes or come here to simply stroll around and to enjoy window shopping. From Bangles, Indian bridal wear, spices, footwear, gift items, quality Basmati rice to trekking & hiking stuff everything is available here at genuine prices. Visit the Chat Gali in Paltan Market that is famous for offering mouth-watering Indian fast food ranging from golgappas, samosa, chaat, chowmein, momos, dosa, tikki to a variety of other quickly made eatables.
Things to Do at Paltan Market:
Paltan Bazaar is one of the most visited places in Dehradun. If you are good at bargaining then you can buy lots of good stuff at minimal rates here. There are many small shops and showrooms that showcases freshly arrived fashion, so grab them as fast as you can. If you want to buy cosmetics, daily care products and every day wear clothes then head towards Ghosi Gali.
For slurping tasty ice-creams and treats head to Gaylord Express that offers an array of flavourful ice-creams. If you want to buy branded clothing then check out the main market area which showcases several branded showrooms. The young crowd can be seen flocking here to relish brewed coffee from the old coffee shops. If you are an avid reader then you must not miss on the famous English Book Depot featuring the rarest of books. Not to forget that antique items are also available here.
Opening and Closing Time of Paltan Bazaar:
The shops at Paltan Market open from 10 am and closes till 10 pm.
Things to Remember while visiting Paltan Bazaar:
While thronging Paltan Market don’t forget to check out the handicraft items like shawls, sweaters, cardigans, ornamental and brassware. Since the market area is flooded with visitors so it is advised not to bring your two-wheelers or four-wheelers inside. If you are travelling here by your own vehicle then you can park is at the Rajeev Gandhi Complex. The complex has ample parking space which is chargeable.
How to reach:
Paltan Market near Clock Tower is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from Dehradun railway station. One can easily reach here by taking the local transport. Many local buses from different areas run towards Clock Tower, from where a short 2 minutes-walk will make you reach the market. Buses from D.L. road, Rispana Pul, Nalapani run towards Paltan market from 7 am to 9 pm. Alternatively, you can catch the Vikram no. 1, 2, 3 and 5 that run to and fro to Paltan Market. Dehradun railway station is the nearest railhead, while Jolly Grant airport at 26 km is the nearest air connectivity to the market.