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“Lovely place to hang out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chowrasta

Chowrasta
Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #8 of 70 attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Bangalore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely place to hang out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We got our morning cups of tea there, fed pigeons, enjoyed a cold drizzle, heard some Nepali rock - lovely place to hang out at.

Visited April 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“the little shops are not frauds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

there are two places to have tea (that i could see) in the mall. where you can sample all the different types of tea. you have to ask the staff in the shop if not offered!! i enjoyed criticing the teas with my mother ad grandparents!
the next thing to do, is a little shopping. the shops which sell jewellry (basically most of the shops) may seem a bit dodgy but all the jewellry is NOT fake. i bought a pure turquoise jewellry set (set in pure silver), and i know itd be three times the price anywhere else.
id be careful which shop you choose, so go for the shop that seems cleanest / friendly.
NOTE: if you are not of indian desent you will probablt get a little ripped of. so make sure the shop is FIXED PRICE. even then if you bargin a little you can get a few hundred rupees knocked of the price :D

Visited April 2013
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Golaghat, India
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“sit and sip tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

it is the most visited tourist spot.Just sit at the CCD or any other benches available there....sip hot tea...enjoy the beauty of the hills,clouds and you will literally feel why Darjeeling is called Queen of Hills. Have a pony ride or just see the children riding ponys......

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sit back and watch Darjeeling life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a place where you can see almost every resident of Darjeeling because it is the heart of the town.

A place where you can get your food, tea leaves and souvenirs, and if you are tired, there are benches for you to sit down, kick back, and relax. Try to interact with the locals, most of them are friendly and are curious about where you came from, etc etc.

Visited March 2013
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Jamshedpur, India
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“An ordinary market”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

If your evenings are boring in the clumsy Darjeeling city, you may spend your time on sitting on iron bench at the center of the Chowrasta market or enjoy horse riding. However, if you are interested to purchase something from the market, you may spoil your money.

Visited March 2013
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