10 Malls in Darjeeling For Shopping, Food and Entertainment!

Darjeeling is full of scenic beauty, but apart from that, it is much more. It has a vibrant cultural heritage and also world-renowned tea gardens. Below mentioned are top 10 malls in Darjeeling that give one an insight into the culture of the scenic hill-station.

1. Darjeeling Mall

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The Darjeeling mall is located not only in the heart of the city but in a very posh locality. The market does not have a conventional mall set up, but it has various local shops placed together. It is one of the most visited and crowded malls in Darjeeling by both the residents and the tourists. There is a small bookstore, a café, a Kashmir shawl shop, shops for winter clothes and various. Other shops that sell the traditional and cultural items of the hill station. One can even sit on the benches placed outside the market and enjoy the panoramic view.
Highlights: All kinds of items available, has a beautiful view
Address: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 10:00 AM To 8:30 PM

2. Rink Mall

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The Rink mall is in the centre of the city and is the only mall in Darjeeling that has a traditional mall set-up and architecture. The mall consists of various brands and different products ranging from clothes to electronics, to make-up, to other fashion related items. Some of the shops in the mall are Big Bazaar and Reliance. This mall in Darjeeling also houses the famous Darjeeling tea shops, where the customers can take a sip of the hill station. The customers can even enjoy movies after a long day of sightseeing and shopping at the multiplex or indulge in the fun in the entertainment zone. In the entire mall is a place where an individual can have a good time with friends and families.
Highlights: Have authentic, Darjeeling tea shops
Address: The Rink Mall, 19, Laden la Rd, Opposite GPO, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 8:00 AM To 9:00 PM

3. Hong Kong Market

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The Hong Kong market is a heaven for shopaholics. It is one of the must destinations to visit in the hill-station. One of the things that attract customers to the market is that all kinds of items are available in the market. From fashion related items to clothes, to make-up, to electronics, to toys, to groceries, to Asian items, to food items, all kinds of products are available here. Not only is that but the products available at very bargainable and reasonable prices. The customers can indulge in a whole day of shopping at this mall in Darjeeling and go home with a lot of souvenirs.
Highlights: All kinds of products available at reasonable prices.
Address: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

4. Chowrasta Darjeeling

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The Chowrasta market is in a beautiful mall in Darjeeling, and the market has various winter related products. There are a few local brands as well as selling multiple products of all kinds. Other than that, there are authentic local food-chains that serve hill-station’s traditional delicacies. Though there are various winter mufflers and gloves shop, there are other shops as well where one can shop for a lot of souvenirs. In all the Chowrasta market is a place where one can not only shop but also get a taste of the ethnicity of Darjeeling.
Highlights: Various items available for sale, there are also food-chains that serve local delicacies
Address: N C. Goenka Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 9:00 AM To 9:00 PM

5. Old Supermarket

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An Old supermarket is a time-aged place. Generations of vendors run the market and thus sells only the most authentic and genuine products. There are various shops serving products like clothes, shoes, groceries and other fashion related items, but the most visited and the most known shops in the markets are the tea shops. The tea shops serve original and pure tea leaves found in the lands of Darjeeling. These tea shops are not only famous among the residents but also the tourists. The tea shops give one a taste of the culture of Darjeeling.
Highlights: Authentic tea shops
Address: Hill Cart Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 8:30 AM To 7:00 PM

6.  Kashmir Arts

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Kashmir Arts is a small piece of Kashmir in the hill-station of Darjeeling. This mall in Darjeeling sells Pashmina shawls, artefacts, carpets, antiques, carpets, and other home décor items. The Kashmir arts give one an insight and a glimpse of the beautiful Kashmir while enjoying the refreshing hill-station of Darjeeling. One can purchase items from here at a very reasonable and bargainable rate, which is one of the many reasons that it is both a local’s favourite and the tourists favourite.
Highlights: Items from Kashmir available here at reasonable and cheap prices
Address: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 9:30 AM To 7:30 PM

7. Ging Bazaar

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Located in a scenic and a peaceful environment, the Ging Bazaar is more of a culmination of several shops in a settlement. Though it is not significant in terms of size, the market sells all kinds of souvenirs and necessary day to day items. One of the reasons that many tourists decide to visit the market is that they could purchase souvenirs from the Ging bazaar at cost-effective prices rather than going to other places where they would have to buy the same memories at a higher price. The customers can also purchase local delicacies from the market to understand the culinary culture of Darjeeling.
Highlights: Souvenirs and necessary day-to-day items available here
Address: E Lebong Rd, Bara Ging, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 9:00 AM To 8:30 PM

8. Dragon Market

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The Dragon Market is at a few distances from the Rink mall. This mall in Darjeeling is mainly known for the local delicacies that various local food-chains serve. If one wants to indulge in the culture and tradition of Darjeeling, then they must do it by visiting the market and tasting the local delicacies. Other than the food, there are also various shops where one can buy different products like clothes, shawls, etc.
Highlights: Mostly known for the local delicacies that it serves
Address: Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

9. Chitray Bazaar

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The Chitray Bazaar is not only famous in Darjeeling, but all around the world. Firstly because the market is amid a tea garden which provides for a picturesque sight and second because of the tea leaves that it sells. The market only sells tea leaves and those tea leaves are the best and are also in their purest form as the customers directly buy it from the farmers at a negotiable price. Since the customer directly buys the tea leaves from the farmers, one can rest assured that the tea leaves have not tampered with chemicals of any sorts. A Chitray bazaar is a place that one must visit on a trip to Darjeeling.
Highlights: Best and the purest form of tea leaves available for sale
Address: E Lebong Road, Upper Bhutia Busty, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 8:00 AM To 4:00 PM

10. Grand Plaza

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The Grand Plaza is a small shopping mall in Darjeeling. It serves all kinds of winter apparels of both the adults and the kids. The mall also has a food court wherein one can indulge in local delicacies of the hill-station after a long day of shopping and sightseeing.
Highlights: Has the good quality of woollen winter apparels for both the adults and the kids
Address: HD Lama Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Mall Timings: 9:00 AM To 7:30 PM
All the malls in Darjeeling mentioned above and markets must be visited once on a trip to Darjeeling as they not only create a memorable experience, but one gets to know more about the history, the culture and the tradition of a beautiful hill-station.

This post was published by Pranati Bhatt

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