Pashupati Market


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Distance (From Mirik): 15 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: At Pashupati Nagar

Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 6 km from Simana Viewpoint, 15 km from Mirik and 29 km from Darjeeling, Pashupati Market is a market situated at Pashupati Nagar near Mirik. Located on Darjeeling - Mirik Road, it is one of the best places to visit in Mirik.

Situated on the India-Nepal border, Pashupati Market is a bustling place with lines of shops and street vendors displaying their wares. It is specifically known for cheap imported electronic gadgets, jackets, perfumes, cosmetics and clothes that are imported from Thailand. One can get a variety of colorful woolen caps, gloves, socks, jackets, other woolen clothing, footwear, artifacts, and household items. Electronic items are also available at reasonable prices. Many items sold here are too cheap to be good. Be careful about the fakes. One can also visit Gopaldhara Tea Estate near Pashupati Nagar. It is one of the highest tea estates which spread over an area of 320 hectares.

The market is about 1 km walk from the Darjeeling-Mirik Road and is in Nepal area. Visitors are required to show Photo ID card and enter the details in the register at the border Check Post in case you want to cross over the border and visit the shops. Note that only Indians and Nepalese are allowed to cross over the border area. Foreign nationals are not allowed to access the border. Cameras are not allowed inside.

Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM