East Sikkim shopping

Top Choice Tea in Gangtok

Golden Tips

This boutique tea store stocks a fine selection of beautifully packaged teas, mostly premium Darjeeling and Temi (Sikkimese) variants. A cafe-style tasting area allows you to sip from a choice of 48 types. A cup/pot…
Top Choice Books in Gangtok

Rachna Books

Gangtok's 'alternative cultural hub' as well as the city’s best-stocked and most convivial bookshop, Rachna also has a three-room B&B (rooms ₹1500 to ₹1900) and a jazzy little cafe serving French-press and filte…
Arts & Crafts in Gangtok

Handicrafts & Handloom Emporium

A government initiative teaching marketable crafts has a whole series of workshops at Zero Point, along with a warehouse-sized 'emporium' selling its products. Tempting souvenirs at very fair prices include brightly…
Tea in Gangtok

Golden Tips II

Attractive second Gangtok branch of the appealing tea-store chain with cafe-style seating.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Gangtok

Asta Mangla Arts

With branches both inside and at the entrance to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, this souvenir shop sells various sizes of prayer wheel (₹290 to ₹1200), jewellery, Buddha figures, fabrics, and attractive enamel…
Market in Gangtok

Lal Bazaar

Within a gruesomely ugly morass of concrete, this city-centre market area is a perversely fascinating place to wander and the first stop when you're looking for day-to-day essentials. It's most interesting for the r…
Sports & Outdoors in Gangtok

Climate Zone

Reasonably well-stocked outdoors shop for hiking and camping equipment, including trekking sticks, umbrellas and various sizes of backpack.