‚ÄčList of famous things to buy in Darjeeling

May 31, 2023

By: BI India Bureau

Darjeeling Tea

The most iconic and popular item to purchase in Darjeeling is its world-renowned tea. You can choose from a variety of flavors and grades, and take home the distinct taste of Darjeeling.

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Tibetan Handicrafts

Explore the local markets and shops to find an array of exquisite Tibetan handicrafts, including colorful thangka paintings, intricately carved wooden masks, prayer wheels, and traditional Tibetan jewelry.

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Woolen Shawls and Sweaters

Darjeeling's cold climate makes it an ideal place to shop for high-quality woolen shawls and sweaters. You'll find a range of designs and patterns, perfect for staying cozy during the colder months.

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Singing Bowls

These handcrafted metal bowls produce a soothing sound when played. Singing bowls are commonly used in meditation and make for unique and spiritually significant souvenirs.

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Local Spices and Pickle

Take home the flavors of Darjeeling by purchasing locally sourced spices and pickles. From aromatic cardamom and cinnamon to tangy pickles, these culinary delights make for a unique addition to your kitchen.

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Traditional Garments

Embrace the cultural heritage of Darjeeling by buying traditional garments like the Bhutia jacket or the Tibetan chuba. These garments are not only stylish but also showcase the rich local traditions.

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Books

Oxford Book and Stationery Co., a charming landmark in Darjeeling, is known for its old-school architecture and a diverse collection of books on Darjeeling, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, and the Himalayas.

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