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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…
Wine in Kuluk & Rinchenpong

Azing's Model Farm

A popular stop for those driving the circuitous Rinchenpong-Reshi road, this hillside farm is delight to behold – a controlled chaos of flowers, hanging hives, duck-pens and steeply descending fruit trees. It's wort…
Tea in Gangtok

Golden Tips II

Attractive second Gangtok branch of the appealing tea-store chain with cafe-style seating.
Buddhist in Pelling

Pedtse Gaydhur Cooperative Shop

Gain spiritual merit as well as interesting souvenirs by shopping at this little shop that sells monks' necessities, including suitably coloured clothing, bags and prayer flags, along with thangka and Buddha statues…
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.