Shopping in Darjeeling is a delight for tourists because here you will find a vast array of handicrafts and curios, ideal gifts to take as souvenirs from India.
One can buy anything typically Himalayan from this beautiful Himalayan town-brass statues, religious objects, jewellery, wooden carvings, woven fabrics and carpets. For Tibetan carpets, the cheapest place in the area is at Hayden Hall, a women's co-operative, opposite the State Bank of India on Laden La Rd. Chowrastha and Nehru Road and places were you can check out for curios and other trinkets.
The main centers for shopping in Darjeeling are Chowrasta, Ladenla Road, Chowk Bazaar, Nehru Road, Mahakal Market, Motor Stand, Supermarket, Hayden Hall and Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre.
Certain curios and Buddhist religious symbols are sold at certain monasteries as well.
Shopping in Darjeeling is fun. The curios and artifacts on display would capture tourists' imagination. They also make great gifts. Another great idea for a perfect gift is to present the loved ones with Darjeeling tea.