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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular items to shop for in Alleppey?

Saurabh Srivastava DEC 10 2012
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Love shopping? If yes, then you’ll love this city as Alleppey is synonymous with various shopping items like Coir products and Spices. Shopping here is a wholesome experience as the city is the home to various famous shopping markets flooded with the locally produced items. Let’s take a look at the items that make for a great must buys.

  • Coir Products

    The Coir and its products of Alleppey are so famous that the city is called the ‘Coir Capital of the World’. Coir is a natural fibre from the husk of Coconut, used in making various products. You can find Coir made products all over the city and some of these products are not only useful but also quite decorative. Choose from products like Coir yarn, Coir mats and mattings, Coir geotextiles, door mats, wall hangings, hammocks, cushions, blinds, brushes, mattresses and bags along with other items. The Coir industry is one of the major industries of the state and Coir is one of the major exports of the Kerala.
  • Carpets

    This is yet another thing to shop for in Alleppey as you will find great variety, colours and patterns to choose from and various sizes and budgets so as to suit almost every pocket. The carpets range from rugs to doormats to mattings which are made of raw materials like Coir, Sea grass, Jute, Sisal and Rubber. These durable floor coverings will surely make your home cosy and comfortable.

  • Spices

    Would you like to have a rich aroma in the food you cook? If yes, then you should definitely buy spices from Alleppey as the city is quite famous for its spice plantations. You will find a plethora of shops selling various spices, both common and rare, all over the city. Shop for items like pepper, cardamom, coconut oil, areca nut and sugar. The rare herbs and spices make for a great buy for you home and also make a great gift for friends.

The authenticity and quality of these items will remind you of your visit to Alleppey. These items are unique to this place and are a great reminder of your good times in this city.

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