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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous souvenirs to be bought from Kalimpong?

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Kalimpong, being wrapped in the rich culture of Himalayas, has a whole world of souvenir offering for its guests. From local handicrafts to homemade pickles, exquisite Thangkas (Buddhist Cloth Paintings), exotic wall hangings, antique knives, porcelain, interesting masks, colorful Dragons showpieces to unique items made from bone. The delectable locally made Lollipops and cheese made from Yak's milk top the list of souvenirs and is unique to the region. So don't forget to enjoy the authentic flavors and taste.

Visit the
RC Mintri Road for some colorful and high quality apparels and you simply can't resist them. Make sure you haggle for these items as the vendors tend to overcharge for tourists. Head to these places in Kalimpong to buy souvenirs and handicrafts:


  • Lark's Provisions

    Step in at this popular shop and stock your shopping bags with Lollipops (INR 25 for a packet), Kalimpong Cheese (INR 180 per Kg) and homemade pickles.

    Address: DB Giri Road
    Kalimpong


  • Tashi Takgye (Colour House)

    A one-stop shopping destination for you where you can shop for stunning paintings, fabulous wall hangings, amazing statues, exquisite Thangkas (Buddhist Cloth Paintings), exotic wall hangings, antique knives, unique masks, colorful Dragons masks and items made from bone. There is no bargaining here as it is a fixed price shop and is a wholesale supplier/importer/exporter for the northern region. Don't worry about the prices as they are comparatively cheaper other outlets in the region.

    Address: 10th Mile
    Rishi Road
    Kalimpong
    Telephone: +91-3552-256897/+91-94340-07076


  • Haat Bazaar

    The otherwise quiet market comes alive on
    Saturday and Wednesday. Locals flock to this market for shopping for the regular stuff.

    Address: Between Relli & RC Mintri Rds

Make sure you have space in your budget so that you can indulge the shopaholics in you the way you want.

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