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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular items to shop for in Darjeeling?

Pritha Manchanda DEC 10 2012
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Wondering what to carry back home from Darjeeling? Well, don't you worry about that, for Darjeeling is a box full of surprises and you will not be short of options to fill your bags with collectibles from here. Some of the famous things found in the place are listed below:

  • Darjeeling Tea

    Well, you already have heard about the premium quality of the famous
    Darjeeling tea, haven't you? This is your chance to bag some for yourself and friends and family back home. Go and grab a pack or two of the refreshing Darjeeling tea.
    The unique flavour of the tea comes from the romantic and mystic mountainous region of Darjeeling, where it is irrigated at an elevation of 750-2000 meters. Grown in century old tea gardens, these tea bushes are nurtured by intermittent rainfall, sunshine and moisture laden mellow mists. Darjeeling tea is the pick of only the finest two leaf and the bud, known as '
    Muscatel', to enhance its unique flavor.

  • Unique Curios

    Other than tea, Darjeeling is also a fabulous place to buy decorative items. Some the best buys of Darjeeling are
    Thangkas (Tibetan silk paintings with embroidery), Brass statues, Religious objects, wood carving, woven fabrics, Curios and carpets. A major Tibetan influence can be seen on these products.

  • Handicrafts

    Himalayan handicraft, silk and handloom products
    are found in abundance in the shops of Darjeeling. The good quality, cheap woollen garments can be bought from the markets on Hill Cart road.

  • Bamboo Items

    Bamboo items
    from the north east region are a collector's delight. Many decorative objects, baskets, flowers, vases made of bamboo are sold here. They are made by the small scale industries in the villages here.

Apart from these items, you can also find fancy cloths in the markets here and other rare and common things that you would love to pick. So, go ahead and let yourself loose into a shopping spree in Darjeeling.

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