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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular items to shop for in Kozhikode?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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Kozhikode is bestowed with a rich cultural and commercial heritage. Thus, it is naturally a forerunner in many products. Read on to know more.

  • Textiles

    Since ancient times, Kozhikode has been recognised as one of the most important trading ports in Kerala. Cotton textiles especially were and are still a speciality of the city. The British textile Calico got its name from this city. Starting from cotton, silk, velvet, and lots more, Kozhikode's clothing industry will give you the best of the quality at reasonable prices.
    Try visiting, for instance, the famous showrooms like
    Silky Textiles (S .M.Cross Road, Telephone: +91-495 2722704,2722501) or others like Ladies Park, Color Bar.
    Comtrust Store
    is a place where you can buy good handloom fabrics from.

  • Spices

    Since centuries, the city has been conferred with the title "City of Spices". The famous spices you can buy from here are Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pepper, Ginger, Vanilla, Rosemary, and the list is almost endless.
    The spices can be bought not only from the shops but also you can buy them directly from the gardens. Chances are that you will avail more authentic quality at cheaper rates. Moreover, since the spices retain their freshness for a long time, you do not have to worry for their preservation once you have got them decently packed. There is a wholesale market of spices at the
    Court Road which you can try.
    Also, the beautiful gardens are a perfect landscapes to take memorable snapshots. So, take your camera along.

  • Tea

    Vilangakunnu village in Kozhikode district is most famous for its aromatic tea and coffee plantations. A number of varieties of tea are grown in these vast, green fields. Some of the famous ones are- Green Tea, Black Tea and Oolong Tea. Also you should carry your camera along as there are plenty of options to soak yourself in the exotic natural beauty here.
    You can buy tea from the shops or from the gardens itself or you can even visit the tea factories where you can also see the process of making tea.

Kozhikode is a city closely affiliated to its roots and native culture. And for that reason, you can collect that best of its homeland-products from here. Other than the above listed, you can also find excellent quality of rosewood items and carvings, coir products, artefacts made out of buffalo horn, etc.
Are you excited already? Head to Kozhikode quickly then.

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