items are of immense beauty for the simple reason that Keralities are
gifted artisans. Among Kochi's best buy are metalware, camel-bone
carvings, wood carvings, articles made of coconut shels, baboo cane,
embroidered screwpine mats; grass mats; and several other types of
handicrafts. Kochi also has several antique dealers. Jewellery,
readymade garments, and ethnic hand-woven textiles follow closely. The
major shopping centres are on M.G.Road which cuts across the heart of
the city, and the Marine Drive including Broadway. Shops open at 10 a.m.
and close around 8 p.m. Generally all shops remain close on Sundays.
SHOPPING CENTRES:M.G.Road, Broadway, Marine Drive, Government
emporium: Kerala State Handicraft Apex Society, M.G.Road, Kochi-682 016,
Kerala State Handicrafts Development Corporation (Kairali) M.G.Road,
Kochi 682016, Khadi Gramaudyog Bhavan, M.G.Road, Eranakulam, Jew Town,
Broadway, Eranakulam Market, spices Board, N.H.Bye Pass, Kochi-682025.
1. D.C.Books, Kurian Towers, Banerji Road,
Ernakulam.Kochi - 682 018 Tel.: 191 295.
2. Current Books, Press club Road, Kochi - 682 011 Tel: 351 590
3. Higginbothems, Iyyattil Jn. Chittor Road Tel.: 361 020.