Shopping in Thekkady is fun, as you will find many small knick-knacks to buy for yourself and family and friends. Thekkady does not have many big shopping areas, but one important area is Kumily, which is located at a distance of 4 kilometers. The question of what to buy in Thekkady shouldn’t bother you much as this place is full of those little items that are petty but still beautiful in its own way.
Shopping is really entertaining in Thekkady. You may be tempted to buy just about everything displayed in the small, colorful stalls of the markets. Since it is located in the heartland, you will find the best of fenugreek, white and green pepper, rolls of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise, coriander, cloves and almost all spices you can think of. Buy a sample of all these, packed in neat, little, transparent pouches, that come with printed labels.
Munch on banana chips that are freshly fried in aromatic coconut oil, as you wade through the tangle of corridors of the spice markets. All said and done, do not forget to buy nice quality t-shirts for your kids that have tiger and elephant motifs on them as a memoir of your Kerala visit.