Kerala has a whole range of
products which can be considered to be the specialty products
of Kerala. These are led by the handlooms of Kerala, which
have been made famous the entire world by the Kasavu materials.
A must-buy if you are planning a trip of shopping in Kerala,
these saris are the perfect combinations of simplicity
and elegance and are recognized by their golden borders,
which are made by dipping the material in a 22 karat gold
Alleppey is widely known for
its good quality coir products and carpets, and shopping
in Alleppey for these products will be a fascinating experience.
You can get glimpses of the coir manufacturing process
at Alleppey - right from the coconut husk to the final
rope/coir yarn stage. The numerous shops that sell coir
matting and carpets are frequented by a regular number
of tourists and the fine quality, variety and reasonable
prices make these a much sought after product while shopping
Alleppey is also famous for the pepper, coconut oil, areca
nut, cardamom, and sugar available here. In the markets
in Alleppey you will also find hoards of fresh fruit and
vegetables, which you will be more than delighted to buy.
Shopping in Kochi will be an
amazing experience. During your tour to Kochi, you can
go out shopping at the several markets in Kochi. The various
shopping centers in Kochi display and sell a range of
items like metal ware, camel-bone carvings, wood carvings,
articles made of coconut shells, bamboo cane, embroidered
screw pine mats, grass mats, and other types of handicrafts.
Visit the different tea factories
in Munnar and if you are interested in shopping in Munnar
you can buy the home grown tea leaves of Munnar. The region
of exotic spices, Munnar is also famous for its spices.
You can also go for spice shopping in Munnar and bring
home the flavors of Kerala. Check out the flavors and
tastes of different kinds of tea.
Shopping in Kumarakom can be
a nice experience because the various items available
here are generally of good quality and would tempt you
to pick souvenirs from the shops scattered in the town.
Some of the best buys while shopping in Kumarakom include
metal-ware, camel-bone carvings, wood carvings, articles
made of coconut shell, bamboo and cane, embroidered screw-pine
(pandanas palm) mats, grass mats, and various other types
of handicrafts items. The people of Kerala are wonderful
artisans and all these finely crafted items are much sought
after by tourists visiting Kumarakom.
Shopping in Kumarakom can also include various antique
items, jewelry, readymade garments, and ethnic hand-woven
textiles, which are also easily available in the local
In Thrissur one of the major
industries are the silk weaving industries. Silk sarees
and jewellery attracts most of the tourists to the shops
of Thrissur. The famous silk sarees with bright colors
and lustre allure the Indian women.
The beach ‘bazaars’
(markets) are always bustling with activity and they get
even vibrant and colorful in the evenings. While shopping
in Varkala, look forward to buying some traditional handicrafts
products of Kerala which are found in abundance in these
‘bazaars’. Typical beach products, locally
made of shells and oysters, are also much sought after
by the tourists. You must buy at least a piece or two
of these while shopping in Varkala. Packets of aromatic
spices, tea or coffee in the city markets, can also be
included to finish off your shopping list in Varkala.
Sweat Meat Street, popularly
known as S.M. Street, is considered the busiest shopping
area in Kozhikode. The ever-so-popular ‘Kozhikodan
Halwa’ is available in almost all shops here. The
varied colored halwa and banana chips are supposedly the
most sought after items for tourists shopping in Kozhikode.
Kozhikode is famous for being home to ‘Calico’
- a soft printed cotton variety, available by the roll
on SM Road.
Shopping in Kozhikode can also feature fancy cloth items
from the shops on S M Street and Mavoor Road.