Darjeeling is mainly famous for its aromatic tea. It is world famous for its quality and excellent flavor. Most of the visitors make it a point to buy the tea from the local shops here.
The shop keepers place samples of various teas in their shops. The ideal way to choose the best tea is to rub a small quantity of the tea on the palm and then smell the aroma.
The prices vary for different teas and quality. Besides tea, Darjeeling is famous for beautiful hand- crafted objects. These include carpets, jewelry, pottery, bags and fabrics.
Most of the shops selling these objects are located on the Nehru Road or Chow Rasta. Visitors can also buy some unusual things like brass statues, wood carvings, religious objects and thangkas in these shops.
Manusha Emporium is an ideal place to get all such stuff at fixed prices. The market at Hill Cart Road is famous for handloom and silk products.