Shopping in KozhikodeHaving been a thriving business hub for over a century the trade of spices and handcrafted products has been going on for various areas like the middle East and Europe.
Kozhikode is the shoppers delight where you can buy a number of exquisite utility and decorative things of beauty in the old and new bazaars of Kozhikode. The old sweetmeat market called literally the SM street is renowned for its colourful and delectable halwa. Another all time favourite is the banana chips of Kozhikode. Besides these too much sought-after products of Kozhikode there are innumerable other things that are unique and attractive for those visiting the port city.
Things to Buy in KozhikodeBesides the ‘Mitthai Theruva’ or the sweetmeat street which is used to be the hotspot for shopping, some of the interesting things one can buy in Kozhikode are the highly aromatic spices and condiments. The Kozhikode Halwa and banana chips are available in long established shops.
A variety of handwoven cotton is available here. There is a well-established weaving centre that produces cotton and handloom fabrics. A special kind of thin and fine cotton which is printed in soft prints and calico is very popular in this area and it is known to be sold extensively among local, national and international traders.
Kozhikode also boasts of a large variety of readymade garments. Besides woven textiles and garments Kozhikode has a large variety of other handcrafted materials like wood carvings in rosewood and sandal wood. These have been exported the world over.
Along with these highly coveted goods the quality city bazaars have on offer some traditionally old fashioned book shops where one can spend hours going through the works of the old masters as also the newer adventures of the written word by current aspiring and novice writers.
Where to Shop in KozhikodeThere are a number of shopping areas, old and new that have been made famous by the products that are sold there. Since ages there have been certain areas that have been associated with several typical products.
The SM Street is famous for its freshly prepared halwa and desiccated banana chips. Similarly, for spices to be picked up at wholesale rates one can go to the Big Bazar Road. There is a huge variety of there highly aromatic spices a huge variety of fragrant Kerela spices on display and sale in this shopping areas.
Fabrics, handlooms and hand woven variety of cottons are also sold here. The hand woven cottons are sold in the Comtrust store which is located in Beypore. There are wonderful stores on the Mavoor Road and the CSI at Mananchira where shops sell a variety of products made from horn carvings to coir products.
Besides, there are many more as well but they have gradually given way to the many up and coming malls namely the R.P. Mall, the Focus Mall, the Grand Hi street Mall, Enaralad Mall and the Space Mall which has four floors and is spread over a vast area of 1,30,000 square feet.
Shopping Malls in KozhikodeApart
from the many markets that Kozhikode boasts of, the shopping malls have
become a major source of entertainment for the locals and tourists
alike. The malls give you everything you need under one roof. From shops
to food courts, the malls offer the people everything they require.
The Focus Mall
Rajaji Road, Mavoor Road,
EMS Stadium, New Bus Stand,
Phone Number: 0495 3017811
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