Although not one of the destinations which will entice you to shop-till-you-drop, Alleppey is a pleasant place to indulge in some shopping during your holiday there. There are several markets in & around Alleppey, which will perfectly cater to your needs while shopping in Alleppey.
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 in Alleppey.
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.
The central area of Alleppey town is called Mullakkal, where you will come across a number of gold and silver shops. Renowned for gold and silver ornaments, these shops are places worth visit on your shopping spree.
On the whole, shopping in Alleppey can be an exhilarating experience because the various items available here are generally of good quality and would tempt you not to return home empty handed.