Almost everyone in this city knows about Chamba Lama. This 68-year-old shop is the go-to place if you’re interested in shopping for intricate silver jewelry. Silver chokers to keep up with the trend, chunky earrings with intricate work, simple rings, you will be confused about what to pick up.
Look out for the coloured neck pieces to add the bohemian touch to your outfit, and the silver earrings that start from INR 120 or the beautiful anklets starting at INR 500 and silver necklaces from INR 400.
The gorgeous table top mirror you see when you enter is also for sale and will cost you INR 4,200.
And you must talk to the owner, Sharon (is she isn’t busy). She will tell you the story of the shop – how before Independence, their family would travel from Darjeeling in the winters and sell their curios and accessories. Back then handicrafts would arrive on ships in the Kidderpore port to be sold to the British and some locals. Sharon’s mother acquired the store in New Market and since then the store has always been packed.