If you think Kodaikanal is only about viewpoints and valleys, you’d be wrong. It is also a perfect destination to go on a shopping spree! From shawls to homemade chocolates, Kodaikanal shops and markets have a whole range of delightful products, gifts and souvenirs you’d love to stuff your bags with.
We bring you a list of Kodaikanal’s top stores and markets so you can rest assured you’ll have the choicest of products to shop from the hill station.
Shopping In Kodaikanal: Stores
1. Danish Display
Danish Display is the most high-profile store in Kodaikanal to shop for trinkets, souvenirs, jewellery, and aromatic oils.
They sell ethnic rosewood and sandalwood woodcraft, along with perfumed candles and natural aromatherapy oils. The place sells exquisite jute, brass, bronze and terracotta decorative products and funky fashion jewellery.
- Where: Anna Salai
2. Kaleeswari Supermarket
This is a reasonably priced store that sells Eucalyptus oil, homemade chocolates, natural oils and spices.
You can also buy a variety of tea products and medicinal oils. This is a one-stop shop to do buy essential Kodaikanal products under one roof at affordable prices.
- Where: Near Seven Road
3. Kodai Chocolate Factory
The art of homemade chocolates turned into a booming factory. Kodai Chocolate Factory is a chocoholic’s dream come true.
Butterscotch, raisin, caramel, almond, hazelnut, white and dark chocolates, the place has the most delectable & mouth-watering collection of chocolates. The place also sells herbal oils, coffee and tea.
- Where: Law’s Ghat Road
4. Kodai Cheese
Though the prices are slightly steep at Kodai Cheese, the amazing variety of cheese is worth it. Shop for handmade Kodai Parmesan, Kodai Blue Cheese, Kodai Mozzarella and Kodai Cambrie cheese at the shop. Try the yoghurt as well as unsalted butter here.
- Where: Lake Road
5. Object Organic
This is a great place in Kodaikanal to buy fresh and exotic organic fruits. Buy the famous Kodaikanal avocados, along with organic passion fruit, pear, plum, peaches, hill bananas and more at this small but charming shop. They also sell fresh tree tomatoes and oranges.
- Where: Near Seven Road Junction
6. Spices Corner
A wholesale manufacturer and supplier store of all types of Indian spices, this place is ideal for a quick look about.
Buy powdered and hard spices that are fresh and organic. Cooking with these spices will add a special flavour to your meals. Also buy herbal and skin products, oils, and tea products at very reasonable prices.
- Where: Golf Link Road
7. Potter’s Shed
This little pottery venture has been featured in national media. Here you will find locally made beautifully designed mugs, bowls, plates, vases and other pottery products.
The adorable artisanal pottery is made by local craftsmen and the earnings made through sales are reinvested in educating underprivileged children. The pottery made here is microwavable and made with the highest quality standards. Stop by for an aesthetic treat.
- Where: PT Road
8. Shalimar Weaves
This is a tourist favourite when it comes to ethnic clothing and accessories. You can buy original silk and wool shawls, scarves, stoles and even pure pashmina.
The designs are beautiful and the aesthetics appealing. The products are reasonably priced compared to online stores which may sell the same products for higher prices.
- Where: Anna Salai
Shopping In Kodaikanal: Markets
9. Bazaar Road
This is a long road lined with cafes, souvenir, gift, artefact and clothing stores. You may want to check out stores selling amazing handcrafted textiles and clothes, woollen garments and Khadi Emporium for wooden handicrafts, decorative items and other souvenirs and trinkets.
On the Bazaar Road, you will find exclusive home-grown spices at several little shops.
- Where: Bazaar Road
10. Anna Salai Street Market
Head on for some local street shopping at the Anna Salai Street Market where you can find curious and local art. Buy handicraft items such as wooden decorative art, leather products, fashion jewellery, shawls, scarves, and brass jewellery.
Stop at Corsack, a cottage craft shop which sells awesome handicraft items, the proceeds from which go towards the development of the underprivileged. Also visit Kashmir Handicraft Market for woollen products and handicraft items handmade by Kashmiri artisans.
- Where: Anna Salai Market
11. PT Road
This road is listed here for two reasons. Apart from the famous Potter’s Shed which is located here and mentioned above, this road has The Eco-Nut and Kiki’s.
Kiki’s is a unique gift store that sells books, shawls, personalised products and interesting curios to gift to folks back home. Buy sauces, sourdough bread, cheeses, Tibetan yak shawls and organic oils.
The Eco-Nut on PT Road is another famous shop that sells organic products like muffins, muesli, pickles, marmalades, as well as soaps and cosmetics.
- Where: PT Road
When you’re shopping at fixed-price stores, common sense dictates not to bargain. But when you’re street shopping, try bargaining for lower prices from independent sellers. But it is better not to bargain at shops that are selling handicraft items profits from which are contributed to the low-income groups such as Corsack.
All in all, don’t miss out on the amazing shopping opportunities in Kodaikanal. It will surely lend a high note to your trip. Write to us in the comment box below.