A tour of Kerala is incomplete without shopping at Cochin. The commercial capital of the state, Cochin Shopping offers an experience like never before with a variety of spices, clothes and handicraft items making it an exotic Indian shopping experience
Beyond Shopping Malls
While Cochin has its own share of malls and branded items, one must not lose sight of the fact that malls are there everywhere. A city like Cochin offers something special of its own. The small curios shops at Cochin sell beautiful souvenir items such as jewelry, bangles, figurines that are made from the natural substances that include the following:
PentaMenaka and Other Destinations
An important shopping destination in Cochin is the Penta Menaka meant specifically for electronic items. However, here too, you get spices galore. Apart from this, Cochin’s own Marine Drive is the place to be for some the world’s best perfumes. Suitcases, music cassettes and CDs also find a place in this beautiful Cochin shore line.
India, famous for its textile, has a couple of such places located in Cochin. In MG Road and Broadway, you are likely to find a wide range of textile collections spread across the various shops of that area. A visit to these markets will leave you with options galore to fill in your suitcases with textile of all kinds. The placesnear the Synagogue in Mattancherry are a known hub for spices. Some of India’s more exotic spices can be found in this area.