Shopping in Kerala
The tourist destinations of Kerala also offers you a lot for shopping to the extent that no tourist returns empty handed.
Most popular items for shopping in Kerala are spices and tea, mural paintings and Chinese ceramics, houseboats made of screw pine and sandalwood crafts, coir products and grass mats, soft silk mats, rosewood snake boats, kathakali show pieces, traditional kerala jewellery, bronze ware, fibre crafts and a host of other locally produced handicrafts.
Almost every tourist destination in Kerala has some special items for shopping. Thrivananthapuram, the capital city, is the main shopping center for spice, clothes, NIgiri coffe and Tea, traditional handicrafts like sandalwood crafts, fiber craft etc. The city of Cochin is famous for its handicrafts, precious and semi precious jewellery. Alleppey is known for coir products and carpets. Thrissur is famous silk is weaving. Munnar locates tea estate of Kerala known for its aromatic coffee and tea. Varkala hosts the Tibetan Markets selling necklaces, bracelets, earrings, singing bowls, Tibetan incense, cloth handbags and metal crafts with Buddha’s carving on them. The Beach bazaars too are the spots for shopping.