Since ancient times traders from all over the world came to Kerala for its abundant wealth of spices, gold, and ivory. But today, one can enjoy the best shopping in Kerala experience without much hassle. Kerala has much more to offer as delightful memories to visitors, such as Wayanad coffee, Munnar tea, patta koda, bell metal items, coconut shell crafts, bamboo items, wood carvings, and antiques.
M.G. Road in Trivandrum is the best place to witness Malayali Art. Wooden models of Kathakali dancers painted in bright colors are famous all over the world and are a must-buy for tourists. Jew Street of Kochi is famous for Chinese ceramics and antiques. Metal mirrors made with old techniques by skilled craftsmen cannot be missed in Aranmula. Government Emporia Kairali has a wide display of souvenirs from Kerala at reasonable prices.
Markets of Alappuzha and Kuttanad are full of Kerala special items for shopping made up of natural fibers such as bags, durries, wall mats, rugs, carpets, and furniture. Natural fibers are colored to make the product more appealing and decorative.
The indispensable part of Kerala is the spice market. A visit to one of the spice markets is a must to glance at shops filled with whole areca nuts, pepper, dried ginger, turmeric, and many more spices. The fragrance of spices can be felt in the air in this market.
Drive to Munnar in the Idukki district to get the true flavor of world-famous Indian Tea. Shopping in Kerala to Munnar is one of the best experiences you will have on your trip. Kalpetta is in the Wayanad district and has a coffee culture. And if you love coffee or tea, you are in for a treat in Wayanad. Tea and coffee are also available in shops run by Tea Board or coffee Board in all major Kerala destinations.
Some famous traditional products of Kerala to buy include spices, tea and coffee, coir handicrafts, shell showpieces, Kathakali masks, cashews, Kasavu Mundu (handloom), and Nettipattam (elephant caparison).
One of your major reasons to spend your holidays in Kerala can be the shopping spree. Pay a visit to all the major destinations of this Land of Spices, and you can't control your hand for buying.
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