Hayden Hall Darjeeling
Hayden Hall is a private non-profit making organization in Darjeeling that works towards development of underprivileged women in the area and help them become self reliant. The building is located on Laden La road with an outlet called Hayden Hall Shop on the ground floor facing the road. The shop sells items which are all handcrafted by the poor women from the local community. So to a visitor, Hayden Hall offers both a shop with plenty of hand made items at reasonable prices and a charitable society to explore.
Hayden Hall Shop has a stand outside with small metal boards which very nicely summarize the stock it keeps. The main items here include carpets, shawls, sweaters, scarves, socks, bed covers, table mats, cloth bags, purses, caps etc.
There is an entrance adjacent to the shop that leads to the main building inside. Upstairs in the same building are rooms for instructors, staff, administrators etc. Here is a little background about Hayden Hall and why it does.