There is an array of options for shopping in Kochi. Kochi, earlier known as Cochin, is renowned as the Queen of Arabian Sea. Kochi is nestled on the coast of the Arabian Sea in central Kerala. The most cosmopolitan city of the state, Kochi is the Commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Kochi is a charming mélange of many exotic cultures like the Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese. Enjoy shopping in Kochi, while you explore the various tourist destinations in and around Kochi.
Shopping in Kochi will be an amazing experience. During your Kochi Tour, 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.
You will also find several antique articles while shopping in Kochi. Jewelry, readymade garments, and ethnic hand-woven textiles are also among the best buys in Kochi on your Kerala tour.
The major shopping centers in Kochi are on M. G. Road, Durbar Hall Road, Jew Town, Marine Drive - Park Avenue, Fort Kochi, etc. There is a number of government run emporia and private shops here from where you can avail of a variety of authentic articles at good prices. If you are searching for books, then D. C. Books, Current Books, and Higginbothems are the popular book shops you can visit.