Best time to visitDaily, when one is in Darjeeling.
Open hours5 am to 6:30 pm daily except on Thursdays. All the shops except for medical pharmacies are closed on this day.
Things to doBrowse through the stalls and shops and pick up some souvenirs.
BudgetThis actually deends on how much one is willing to spend. Things can be as cheap as INR 25.00 here.
Best MonthsAll year
Rank68 out of 94 attractions in Darjeeling
If shopping is what you want then that is exactly what one gets at the Chawk Bazar in Darjeeling. Also known as lower bazaar, this place is actually a junction for shops and vendors that sell almost everything that one can imagine. Located on Hill Cart Road, one will find the bus, taxi and jeep stand nearby. Needless to say, one can assume that a place as such will be crowded throughout the day. Vendors here sell clothing, footwear, woolens, fruits and vegetables, junk jewelry, accessories and a host of other stuff as well. The Supermarket and Fancy Market are also located here and it brims with items from the local villages on Saturdays and Sundays. There are a number of great eateries here that serve local delights like sel roti and alu dum, thukpa and momos.