Chowgan/Bir Tibetan Colony: everyday shopping
Upper Bir: post office, a chemist pharmacy, and a few basic general stores
Chauntra east of Bir: basic kitchenware
Jogindernagar, Baijnath, and Palaumpur: a few pharmacies, hardware stores, shops with decorative items, drugstores, shops with basic domestic appliances. For more choice in clothing and appliances and for garden nurseries go to Palampur.
Dharamshala is the place to buy books, textiles, jewelry, Tibetan Buddhist items, fresh bread, fancy sweets, and junk food.