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Best Shopping Places in Tamil Nadu.

A vacation trip is always incomplete without shopping especially in India because every corner of this country has something one its kind to offer you. Some even plan their entire itinerary according to the market places and things to buy.

Likewise, when in Tamil Nadu make sure you spare some time and shop some amazing items and souvenirs from the tourist places visited.

Buy beautiful pieces of jewelry and accessories in Chennai.

  • T. Nagar or Thyagaraya Nagar has stunning gold jewelry and beautiful sarees.
  • Pondy Bazaar is popularly known for trendy clothes, footwear, and accessories.
  • Nalli Silk is one of the famous stores for silk sarees in Chennai; not only for women, but this store will also make you fall in love with men’s silk wear clothing.

Drool over homemade chocolates and buy intricate woven shawls in Kodaikanal.

handmade chocolate
  • Danish Display  a high –profile store is best for trinkets, aromatic oils, souvenirs, pleasant perfumed candles and ethnic rosewood and sandalwood woodcraft.
  • Shalimar Weaves has to purvey original silk and woolen shawls, scarves & stoles and sterling pashminas.
  • Kodai chocolate factory a small scale business turned into flourishing factory will surprise you with its delicious chocolates and variety of flavors.

Shopping at Ooty’s hill station for chocolates and tea is quite of an experience.

  • Tibetan market has shops selling embroidered jhola bags, shawls and woollies.
  • Higginbothams the oldest and the best bookstore to buy all kinds of books from novels to reference books, they have it all.
  • Chamraj Tea shop, one of the oldest tea store has varieties of teas for every kind of tea lover.

How can we not buy silk sarees at Kanchipuram?

  • The shops at Gandhi Road sell elegant silk sarees at decent prizes.
  • A visit to Handlooms Service Center is also worth the varieties and quality.

Delve into the markets of Thanjavur for paintings and handicrafts.

  • South Keezha Veedhi renowned for Tanjore paintings will give you a good deal to take home a piece of Thanjavur culture.
  • Shops near Punainallar Mariamman Temple have the best Dancing Dolls to keep a souvenir from your visit to the south.

Mahabalipuram has the best handicraft items.

sea shell decor shop
  • Mount Road and Arjuna’s  Penance offer  the best stone sculptures.
  • Shore temple road intricately designed seashell items and jewelry.


Take home some beautiful and unique souvenirs from these vibrantly buzzing markets of Tamil Nadu. Beautiful jewelry from Chennai, homemade chocolates from Kodaikanal, tea and coffee from Ooty, elegant silk sarees from Kanchipuram, intricate paintings of Thanjavur; there is at least one thing from every part of the state that you would want to take home.

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