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Shopping in Tamil Nadu

One of the most popular holiday destinations in India, Tamil Nadu is a shopper's paradise. Rich in heritage whose origin dates back to ages immemorial, the entire state of Tamil Nadu has something to offer to its guests. So, if you are planning a holiday in Tamil Nadu, be sure to experience shopping in Tamil Nadu to the fullest in order to bring home loads of souvenirs, which can keep the memory of your trip to Tamil Nadu alive forever!

Tamil Nadu is a rich storehouse of hand embroidered saris of various materials and patterns. Almost each district in Tamil Nadu has their own distinctive style of saris, which can range from cotton to the more glamorous silks. A number of government recognized shops are scattered all around the state. Notable among these are Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Emporium, and Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, which are a must visit while on a tour to Tamil Nadu.

Besides saris, Tamil Nadu is also home to a number of other handicrafts. These include elegant filigree work done on various metals such as gold, bronze and silver. Thanjavur, or Tanjore as it is popularly known, is famous for its metal Nataraja idols as well as other artistry done on metals. Mahabalipuram is one of the best places to shop while on a holiday in Tamil Nadu if you have a love for collecting sculptures. A number of statues are on display here in almost all the shops of the Mahabalipuram, covering a large variety of subjects.