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Shopping in Kerala
One of the most wonderful states in India,
Kerala,  which was awarded the Best
Destination to Watch in 2017 title by the
Association of British Travel Agents has
undoubtedly all the elements that makes it a
perfect destination for all type of travel
junkies. Yes, its huge shoreline, palm-lined
beaches, backwaters, and tea and spice
plantations truly meet with its tagline of Gods
Own Country. If you think thats it, so wrong,
in addition to the many places to visit, this
equatorial south-Indian state Kerala Tours
offers plenty of activities to indulge in. From
the adventure sports and the Ayurveda resorts to
the boat races and shopping in Kerala is
something which surely amazed you and gives you a
satisfying experience. So, whether youre coming
to Kerala for Ayurveda treatment or for Kerala
Backwater Tour, make sure you keep a day or two
aside for shopping only. Yes, now from where and
what to shop in Kerala question panicked you,
worry not, here below we are listed some of the
most popular things that you must purchase.
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Top things to buy in Kerala
1)    Spices
Kerala which is famous for its extensive spice
plantations offers you an ample variety of
spices. Yes, be it fresh black pepper, cloves,
turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, etc. the quality
and distinctive aromas of these spices is
something which you feel without turning on the
gas stove. So, if you want to buy these spices,
go directly to the spice plantation, where
you cant enjoy a fantastic tour but learned
about the farming methods. Despite this, there is
an abundance of local shops everywhere that carry
these fresh and locally-grown spices.
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2)    Tea and Coffee
If your holiday in Kerala has made you addicted
to refreshing Keralas tea and coffee, then it is
time to stock up and take back home. Yes, you can
buy tea and coffee from any of the factories
which are situated all over the town and be
educated with the manufacturing and development
method of various tea and coffee varieties. If
you think, you can purchase tea only from
factories, so wrong, many local shops or
certified counters of the tea and coffee estates
offer superior quality of tea/coffee to pamper
your taste buds.   Last but not least, if you are
in and around the tea plantations, then dont
forget to explore its picturesque surroundings!
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3)    Handicraft
Your tour to Kerala is not completed if you dont
purchase some Handicrafts from here. Yes,
Kerala which is famous for its unique handicraft
items are one of the things which you must
purchase for your friends or loved ones. So, have
a look Coconut and Coir Products Kerala, the
land of coconut, is a perfect place to purchase
coconut and coir products. Here you can buy from
a range of colorful coir rugs, carpets, mats,
coasters to some beautiful coir souvenirs and
home decor items. Shell Showpieces Earlier used
as a trading currency, cowrie seashells can be
dotted everywhere. So from here, you cant
purchase only shell showpieces but jewelry and
even shell work clothing are available here.
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Kathakali Mask You dont leave Kerala without
buying a Kathakali souvenir. Yes, be it a wall
hanging mask or a fridge magnet, this is one of
most captivating handicraft that no one can
miss. Nettur Casket/ Chundan Vallam/ Uru
Models Kerala which is universally famous for
its snake boat races offers a Chundan Vallam or
Urus (model boats) as souvenirs which are a
perfect gift for your dear one or decorating your
own home. Nettipattam Nettipattam, the
decorative ornament used for elephants, can also
be used as wall hanging or décor. So dont forget
to buy a tiny version and mount it on your wall
at home. Nilavilakku Last but not least
Nilavilakku or traditional Malayali oil lamp is
one of another popular traditional handicraft of
Kerala which is used for home decor.
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4)    Kasavu Mundu
Kasavu Mundu, Keralas traditional cotton textile
with classic zari border is mostly used during
ceremonies like temple visits, and weddings.  But
according to the latest fashion clothing trends,
here you can find Kasavu Mundus on different
material, handwork and colorful borders. For a
good deal, you can visit branded outlets as well
as local shops.
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5) Jewelry
Kerala which is assumed the best place to
purchase antique jewelry (both artificial and
gold) is the thing that you dont forget to buy.
It is gold jewelry which reflects traditional
Malayalam spirit while on the other artificial
jewelry is astonishing in design and pattern.
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6)    Aroma Oils
Kerala which boasts for the practices of Ayurveda
science, healing spa therapies, beauty
treatments, and rejuvenating massages offers a
huge range of essential aromatic oils at
reasonable rates.  Yes, these aromatic oils which
are used on various therapeutic treatments have a
calming effect on body and mind.  So, what are
you thinking, take a few for yourself or gift to
your friends?
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7)    Banana Chips and Cashew Nuts
Kerala is one of the best states to buy Banana
Chips locally known as Nenthra-kaya Upperi and
Cashew Nuts which is available in all flavors,
spicy, salty, colored, coated with chick flour,
etc. So buy fresh banana chips and cashews as
much as you can carry. If you want to get the
experience of how they are actually prepared, you
can visit the cashew farms or
you can also get a chance to watch on some of the
shops. No doubt both are available in abundance
at local stalls, especially in and around the
town.  Yeah, if you want to purchase in bulk,
then dont forget to taste and bargain.
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8)    Mural Paintings
Colorful paintings portraying mythological scenes
are the symbols of the mural paintings of Kerala.
So if you really love some nice piece of arts
then must buy these handmade masterpieces which
are made by using natural pigments and vegetable
colors and showcase the skills and talents of
local artisans. After reading this, I am quite
sure that you have already excited and want to
explore Kerala as soon as possible. Right, so,
without ado, go Kerala and for best Kerala tour
packages or a good deal, dont forget to log on
to the website of Erco Travels Indias
leading travel agents  and enjoy an incredible
experience in Gods Own Country.
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