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“Venture here only if there is power” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chowrasta

Chowrasta
Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #14 of 83 things to do in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 attraction reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Venture here only if there is power”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

When there is no power, every store runs basic lights on diesel generators - so the mist/ clouds are diesel fumes.
There is just no escaping it.

Visited June 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The mountains will call you back to Darjeeling again again and again..... Must visit city... Locals are really friendly and the city gives a real feel of hospitality....

Visited May 2013
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Ahmedabad, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“the real darjeeling life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

here is the place where you can relax, sit down, take a cup of tea and enjoy the scenery as well as the life of local people. The children going to school, different uniforms, dogs, horse rides.This is a place shop, eat and relax. Apart from the narrow steep roads of darjeeling, you can enjoy a wide plain open space.

Visited May 2013
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Visakhapatnam, India
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“Old world ambience and slow life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have to point the opposite of what a reviewer has said - that is, to develop, and globalise the place. I liked the vintage appeal of the area, and the hawkers who I wish would sell better wares. It was an interesting but tough uphill walk. I enjoyed keventers, and other restaurants on this road. We did not find anything interesting to buy, save for felt lined wollens from nepal and a tibetan shawl. The tibet/darjeeling stuff was too high priced, the kashmiri items even higher. The hand knits by the vendors have potential if they decide to upgrade from neon wool to better colours. Das studio is very handy for camera owners (battery) and has some good handmade cards.

Visited May 2013
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Puttaparthi, India
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“memorable place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains, drink the famous darjeeling tea and the feel the crisp mountain air refreshing your senses.

Visited April 2013
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