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Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center

Hillside 27, West Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
+91 354 225 2552
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Following the dramatic escape of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, thousands of fellow Tibetan came to India and establised a Tibetan Carpet manufacturing workshop in 1959 to support their livelihood in India. All the carpets are made of organic materials and all the carpets are hand-made. You can design your own carpet too!
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Hillside 27, West Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
+91 354 225 2552
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I posted a review in June 2015 as my carpet had not arrived in the UK. I am happy to confirm that my beautiful carpet arrived later that year. It was worth the wait!! The carpet is exceptional in quality and beauty and provides me...More

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Although a little out of town, just north of the zoo, this place is well worth a visit. You get a chance to see various crafts with work in progress. Afterwards you can visit the shop which we found by far the cheapest in Darjeeling...More

1  Thank Northern_Baggie
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's a pleasure and learning to see that the senior ladies of tibetan refugee weaving the carpet or fabric. beautiful product are made our of that. You can get Jacket, coat, cap, bags and many other product for yourself or gifting others. Your purchase help...More

1  Thank debjani2017
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I am glad my friend took me here, as I found it interesting. There were various shops where in some, people were weaving, etc. There wasn't anything going on in some, like the leather or wood shops. I expected to find more of a verity...More

Thank stevewilhite
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

When we first went here it was closed due to the Tibetan new year, but we decided to go back to Darjeeling after our tour in Sikkim and it was so worth it. The best thing was the photo exhibition which almost made me cry,...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is where most of the Tibet refugees stay and help themselves for their living.They have hand made factory all around the campus and they sell the products handmade.The products are pretty cheap and it gives a feel of peace.

1  Thank Shaan77
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Well worth a visit, it was great to see the handicrafts being made and all the craftsmen and women were happy to chat and tell us more about what they were doing. The shop was full of lovely things at amazingly cheap prices - we...More

Thank Gordon_sandra
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A place for the people who love to discover the history.. here you can see the hand knitting art, silk art, and a gallery of handmade clothes and Souvenirs. love to see the way old people work for their bread with this kind of dignity!!!

Thank swati681
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not what we expected but as others said it's very inspiring to visit. The photo galleries are a must. Full of interesting history on Tibet and the Dalai Lama. Craft shops are what you would expect and good to see people being trained using the...More

Thank LondonScott
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Travel through the history of Tibetan, and purchase pure non dyed pure wool products and other.......................

Thank Amit R
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