Food & Drinks in Darjeeling

Goodricke, the House of Tea

Sit and sip a range of brewed teas from local estates before purchasing packaged tea.
Arts & Crafts in Darjeeling

Hayden Hall

Sells Tibetan-style yak wool carpets as part of its charitable work (₹6000 for a 1m by 1.8m carpet) and offers shipping. There are also good knitwear items (jumpers, caps, gloves, shrugs etc) and bags made by local …
Books in Darjeeling

Oxford Book & Stationery Company

The best bookshop in Darjeeling, selling a good selection of novels and Himalayan titles.
Food & Drinks in Kalimpong

Lark’s Provisions

This is the best place to pick up local cheese (₹350 per kg), produced in Kalimpong since the Jesuits established a dairy here in the 19th century. It also sells locally made stickjaws and milky lollipops (₹40) and …
Tea in Darjeeling

Nathmull’s Tea Room

Darjeeling produces some of the world's finest teas and Nathmull’s is the best place to pick up some, with more than 50 varieties. Expect to pay ₹100 to ₹400 per 100g for a decent tea, and up to ₹2000 per 100g for t…
Arts & Crafts in Darjeeling

Life & Leaf Fair Trade Shop

Supports local artisans and environmental projects through the sale of organic honey and tea sourced from local small farmers, plus jute bags and Assamese silk shrugs and scarves.
Books in Kalimpong

Kashi Nath & Sons

This, and the shop next door, has a decent collection of books on Buddhism, Nepal and Tibet, plus some Indian and international bestselling novels and nonfiction titles.
Arts & Crafts in Darjeeling

Dorjee Himalayan Artefacts

This tiny Aladdin’s cave is crammed full of Himalayan knick-knacks, from Tibetan gau (amulets) to cast Buddhas and silver prayer wheels. A good collection of masks and thangkas are also on offer.
Sports & Outdoors in Darjeeling

The Rope

This shop stocks quality imported gear alongside decent Chinese knock-offs, including backpacks, stoves and trek boots. The fakes come at nearly half price; you get what you pay for.
Photography in Darjeeling

Das Studios

Digital photo accessories, printing and instant passport photos (six for ₹50). The reprinted 19th-century photographs depicting local anthropological and natural history make for great souvenirs (₹400 to ₹800); ask …