A shopper's paradise, Kollam is popular for it regional Ayurvedic and medicinal herbs, coral and beach stone jewellery, sarees and wooden crafts. Start your shopping trail with buying Kollam's famous cashews. Known as the cashew capital of the world, Kollam produces almost 80 per cent of India's export-quality cashews. From roasted and fried cashews to salted and plain ones, there's a lot on offer. You can also shop for Kathakali masks, which make for great wall displays. Shops in Kollam sell a range of products including traditional jewellery, textiles, handicrafts and handlooms of Kerala. Apart from selling exquisite artefacts and local handicrafts, Kollam is home to a number of shopping malls from where you can shop for branded products. 

To get a glimpse of Kollam's socio – cultural life, head to Mukkada Bazaar, a shopping paradise for tourists. Shop for spices and metal articles from numerous shops that line the market. You may also visit Downtown Kollam, which is also one of the largest central business districts in Kerala. Other important markets of the city include the Kevanadu market, the Polayathodu market, the Pallimukku market and the Moonnaam Kutty Old market. 

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