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Shopping in Tamil Nadu

Shopping in Tamil Nadu

Shopping in Tamil Nadu
Shopping in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, a land of great heritage, offers exciting shopping opportunities and experiences to the visitors. Tamil Nadu is well known for its rich cultural heritage, which is so very well represented in its exquisite arts and crafts. The arts and crafts of the state are world-famous for their uniqueness and style. This unique heritage is seen all over the state. Traditional items like silk of Kanchipuram, Pattamara mats and the leaf, Tirunellveli’s Palmyra-fiber handicrafts, bronze and brass castings and traditional jewelry from Kumbakonam, Tanjore’s metal works and stone sculptures from Mahabalipuram are famous all over.

Chennai, one of the biggest metro cities of India and the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is known world over for its silk, embroidered saris, hand-woven garments and other handicrafts items. Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Emporium and Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan have their shops in all major cities. These two agencies extensively promote the handicraft items of Tamil Nadu. They sell exquisite handicrafts of Tamil Nadu. Mahabalipuram is quite popular with people who are fond of collecting fine pieces of sculptures. Mahabalipuram is also known for its ancient art and craft including carved sculptures of Hindu Gods, exquisite woodcarvings and jewelry.

Another important city of Tamil Nadu, from shopping point of view, is Madurai. Madurai is the textile hub of South India. It is famous for its readymade silk and cotton garments. Thanjavur, known for its bronze items, is also a popular shopping destination in Tamil Nadu. The craftsmen at Thanjavur specialize in the beautiful replicas of the ancient paintings and Thanjavur plates, with exquisite copper and silver work. Coimbatore also offers beautiful silk sarees and a range of handicraft items.

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