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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the items Kodaikanal is famous for?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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Want to know what all can be put on your walls or can be kept in that corner of the drawing room, then read on for what Kodaikanal has to offer. It is a place where craft of any kind is not only given importance but is loved in every possible extent. Some of the special ones out of the lot are:

  • Pottery: The handmade stoneware pottery,including both crockery and artefacts produced at The Potters Shed is famous across India for its beautiful artistry,manageability and durability. The store is not only known for its creativity but also its philanthropy. The venture has notably served a social function too by training and employing the potters of the villages, thus elecating them from grim poverty. Moreover, the philanthropic venture also supports the education of about 150 underprivileged children.


  • Chocolates: Kodaikanal is the hometown of every chocolate lover. If not known, then one would have assumed that chocolate originated from this place. You can enjoy every kind of homemade and factory made chocolates being sold at every nook and corner of the town. They are cheap, they are tasty and they are the perfect souvenirs to bring back home for your loved ones.


  • Spices: A major lure, spices are available at every local market in the town at cheap prices and superb quality. The spices are not only the life of the food available in this hill station, they also have medicinal properties which can be helpful in the long run. So if you want to be healthy, be sure to buy packets of all spices available in Kodaikanal.


  • Herbal and Ayurvedic Oils: Along with the spices, Kodaikanal is also famous for its wide variety of herbal and ayurvedic oils. Oils from here are bought by several of the top spa chains in the country which make them even a bigger hit among the locals and the tourists alike.


Come to Kodaikanal with an extra bag for shopping. Believe it or not, you won’t regret it!!

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