February 05, 2020
With stunning views, historical marvels, and a flourishing wildlife, Wayanad will always be one of India’s most enthralling destinations. It’s no wonder, then, that tourists from around the world flock to this rural district in Kerala to enjoy the exploration of a lifetime. However, aside from taking a trip to Edakkal Caves, invigorating yourself under Soochipara Falls, and doing the many things to do in Wayanad, there is one activity in particular that you can’t afford to miss out on while you are here – shopping.
The people of Wayanad are a creative lot. Their love for arts and crafts has resulted in the emergence of a lucrative market that deals in a wide variety of items sold globally. From authentic honey and spices to antiques and handicrafts, there is nothing you won’t find on the streets of this region. And while popular paraphernalia is available almost everywhere you go, if you want quality products for a good price, you need to know exactly where to look.
Santhi Pappadam, located on Market Road, is a must-visit for handloom and other handicraft goods. You will find great deals on honey and spices here, but if you’re in search of the perfect souvenir to take home for your friends and family, the antiques will surely pique your interest. Other items that are worth engaging in a bargain-fest for include garments, textiles, furniture, bamboo articles, herbal plants, and native crafts.
Another name that stands out for those shopping in Wayanad is Easwaran Nanmboodiri, a small market near Vivekananda Hospital in Kalpetta. This is a beloved spot among bibliophiles as it is known for selling books, paper items, and stationery. Children tend to get bored when the adults are shopping for spices and other grown-up items, but here, they will feel right at home. You can get them excited for the start of a new school year by buying books, bags, and stationery items that they’ll love showing off to their friends!
To drift from the streets and gain refuge from the heat, head to The Focus Mall. Situated on Rajaji Road, this mall is quite famous for fashionable clothing, footwear, and other accessories. It is an excellent destination for families to spend some time together and sample the delicious local food of Wayanad served at the numerous eateries sprawled across the place. Even with a moderate budget, you can shop to your heart’s content and leave feeling delighted by your purchases.
When you are in the region, make sure to book your stay at Club Mahindra affiliate Vythiri Village resort. Along with a peaceful setting and breath-taking surroundings, this Wayanad resort offers spacious rooms and essential amenities like a wellness spa and swimming pool to meet your requirement of uncompromised comfort. Catering to the unique tastes of guests, the restaurant offers local as well as international cuisines that are impossible to resist. Read through the Club Mahindra reviews of the resort to find out why Vythiri is the most suitable holiday partner for your family vacation!
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.