Shopping in Kerala is as exciting as touring the mystical place. Kerala is famous for its local crafts and you will find a traditional touch in each and every craft item in Kerala. Apart from the usual knick-knacks, there are many eatables that you can buy in Kerala. The famed banana chips are available in each and every shop in Kerala. While in Kerala, shopping can be done in major cities like Kochi, Trivandrum, etc. In all major cities, you will find not only the flea markets but also glittering malls and showrooms. You shouldn’t have much of a problem in deciding what to buy in Kerala.
Kerala is famous for gold and every road in Kerala’s major cities will have a huge jewelry shop. You will be amazed to see the amount of gold that is bought by people here. Indian gold is pricey so check the ongoing rates before you buy anything. Apart from jewelry, Kerala is well-known for its ivory carvings, pottery, brocade fabrics, and earthenware products. It is an unforgettable experience to shop for those small traditional items in Kerala.
Also famous are the Indian spices that are available in Kerala. You can choose from turmeric, pepper, ginger powder and other exotic spices that are available only in Kerala. The most famous shopping centers in Kerala are in Trivandrum on the M.G. Road. You can buy the famous wooden “Kathakali” face as a remembrance of this beautiful place. You can also buy the traditional Indian attire known as “Sari”. Kerala is famous for its variety in saris and you can find some really good colors and designs here. Do not hesitate to bargain a bit on the prices. Chances are that you may a discount of around Rs.50 – Rs.100.