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Souvenirs

 

Souvenirs are meant to be cherish memories of one's varied experiences in life.  When it comes to traveling, souvenirs attain immense value, especially when people visit truly exotic destinations like Kerala.

In Kerala, travellers come across a variety of souvenir items that reflect its culture, history, art and socio-religious aspects. Kerala souvenirs are famous for its tradtion and culture. The state is renowned for its handlooms, gold ornaments and spices. The handicrafts of Kerala are known for their uniqueness of style, perfection of form and elegance of design.

Kerala souvenirs come in a wide range of attractive and unique handmade items. Among them are the popular ones like the Aranmula Kannadi (metal mirror); handicraft products made from coconut shells, wood, clay and cane; Mural paintings and handloom products like Kasavu sari (sari with golden brocade).

In Kerala, travellers can buy a variety of typical Kerala souvenirs from Culture Shoppe, the official agency to promote Kerala souvenirs for the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala. At Culture Shoppe, visitors can choose gifts and mementos like the Uruli (wok), Para (brass miniature of a traditional measuring vessel), Kettuvallom (rice barge), Aranmula Kannadi (metal mirror), Nettipattam (caparison for elephants), Nettoor Petti (traditional jewellery box) and many others.

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