Must-see shopping in Darjeeling

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    Nathmulls Tea Room

    The Darjeeling area produces arguably the world's finest teas and Nathmulls is one of the best retailers, with more than 50 varieties. Expect to pay ₹200…

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    Hayden Hall

    Sells Tibetan-style yak-wool carpets (₹10,800 for a 6ft by 3ft carpet) as part of its charitable work with mothers from poor Darjeeling-area families, and…

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    Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre

    This centre makes gorgeous Tibetan carpets to order, if you don’t mind waiting about six months for one to be made. Choose from the catalogue and staff…

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    Das Studios

    Digital photo accessories, photo printing and instant passport photos (six for ₹100). The reprinted early-20th-century photographs of Darjeeling and…

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    Dorjee Himalayan Artefacts

    This tiny Aladdin’s cave is crammed full of Himalayan knick-knacks, some antique, some made yesterday, from Tibetan gau (amulets) to cast Buddhas and…

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    Life & Leaf Fair Trade Shop

    Supports local artisans and environmental projects through the sale of organic honey and tea from local small farmers, plus local handmade paper products,…

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    This shop stocks some a few international brands alongside decent Chinese knock-offs, including backpacks, jackets, stoves and hiking trainers. The fakes…

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    Bhutan Tibet Arts

    Has a small thangka collection, sourced from Bhutan and India. Expect to pay around ₹7000 for a decent thangka, and up to ₹300,000 for a rare vintage…

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    Rink Mall

    A fairly bland mall housing the Inox Cinema, a branch of Café Coffee Day, Domino's Pizza, Big Bazaar supermarket and a specialty Nathmull's Tea Boutique.