What to buy in Kalimpong, Darjeeling, West Bengal


Kalimpong which was once a part of kingdom of Bhutan is the largest of the four sub divisions of Darjeeling district and is a good tourist place of West Bengal. Some tourists have the nack of shopping famous things of the place. Here you can see details about the things which one can buy at Kalimpong.

Kalimpong one of the favorite destination of Darjeeling district can be the base destination for holiday trip in the hills as many popular spots like Peddong, Lava, Rikkisum, Rishap, Lolaygaon are near to Kalimpong and in the same sub division. There are facilities for trip to Darjeeling and Sikkim from Kalimpong.

Being the important base destination, Kalimpong is a good shopping place for tourists and one can buy few unique things to make their trip memorable.

Shopping at Kalimpong, West Bengal


At Kalimpong one can buy many unique and traditional things of Nepal and Bhutan. Buying tea from Kalimpong is not recommended if you dont have an idea of the quality. There are few things which one should always but from kalimpong,

Dallay Khorsani - It is specialty of Kalimpong and is available with vegetable vendors sitting roadside in haat bazaar. It is nothing but hottest chiili peppers which is locally called as Dallay Khorsani there. Fresh Dallay Khorsani are available in bottled packs and preserved in some shops also, but from vegetable vendors you can get cheap and real aromatic chilli pepper. These Dallay Khorsani has great fragrance and used to add flavor in curries, chinese dishes and many non veg dishes.

Many tourists buy Dallay Khorsani from kalimpong and gift them to their relatives and friends also. This will be the real nice and unique present from Kalimpong for your dear ones.

Kalimpong lollipops and cheese - Kalimpong cheese and lollypops are world wide famous and made by unique technique which was introduced by Catholic priest from Switzerland. He first time made this in a Swiss diary. Though neither the Swiss diary exists not that unique technique. Still few local people make lollypops and cheese with that technique in small quantity throughout the year.

Thus this unique cheese and lollypop of Kalimpong can be a real gift for friends and relatives and a memorable and worth thing to buy there.

Handmade paper of Kalimpong - At Kalimpong hand made papers are available used to wrap gifts, stationeries etc. Many shopping bags are made by this paper. One can buy these hand made papers from Kalimpong and can wrap the gifts which can give the gifts a unique look. These papers should be bought only from Kalimpong.

Fing of Kalimpong - Fing is the most sold and interesting local products of Kalimpong. It is known as glass noodles. It has really a unique taste which is unforgettable. Fing from Kalimpong will be worth to take home. One should buy fing which is available in packets for themselves and also for their friends and near ones as a unique gift from Kalimpong.

Apart from these things there are many more things which you can buy depending upon your taste and interest. Above are the few recommended things which is unique of Kalimpong.


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