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    Thatched huts at Top Station - Pick any: The delicious rare fruits

    by ushar Written Sep 29, 2005

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    Dont miss to buy the tasty, rare fruits available at Top Station...
    Tree tomato and wild passion fruit..
    We were seeing these fruits for the first time. With lot of hesitation we bought 250 g of each just for trying out and after reaching our room we felt we should have bought more..:(, which was not possible as we did'nt want to drive back to top station and next day early morning we had to start our return journey.

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  • Anywhere: Chundan vallom models- or snake boats

    by dsantosh Written Nov 6, 2003

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    CHUNDAN VALLAM (SNAKE BOAT)

    Shopping visit : http://www.keralatourism.org/index.jsp?resource=shop

    Chundan vallom models

    These are made of Anjili wood, the Chundan valloms or Snake boat of Kerala are over 24 to 36 metres long and can accommodate up to 100 oarsmen.
    The first Chundan vallom dates back to the 9th century and used to accommodate upto 200 men on board.

    The Chundan miniatures are seen with varied decorations - sandalwood or ivory fittings, brass buttons etc and are often modified as candle stands, pen stands, key holders etc.

    What to buy: Chundan vallom miniatures have carved a niche for themselves in every home, as well as curio shops and handicrafts emporia across the State. Hundreds of villagers have made an occupation of making these models which are in great demand across the world.

    What to pay: Prices range from less than a hundred rupees to a few hundreds depending on the size, the kind of wood and embellishments used.

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    Munnar Wines and Foreign liquor: Clandestine shopping experience!

    by suvanki Written Jun 19, 2004

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    This was quite an experience!!

    Possibly due to being a religious festival day, alcohol wasn't allowed to be sold at our hotel.

    I had a vague recollection of reading that there was a govt run liquor store, our guide confirmed this. The rest of our party were keen to visit, and although he appeared slightly embarrased, our guide took us there.
    After a short walk from the market/ bazaar area, we were led up a narrow passageway, at the end of which was a large grille. Through this we could see shelves stacked with a variety of bottles, although I didn't see any recognisable western brands, there was a wide selection of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). we placed our orders with our guide, and then handed him our money, which was slid under the grille. We were then handed our purchases individually wrapped in newspaper. This all had an air of prohibition about it, and made us feel like teenagers smuggling bottles of cider to a party!!!

    What to buy: IMFL's can vary in quality, we were advised to buy the best brand.

    Indian beers such as Kingfisher and Sandpiper are good.

    Most Indian wines are sweet or very sweet!!, although dryer wines are available.

    What to pay: For a 1/2 litre bottle of gin (IMFL) I paid 66 rupees
    and 3 bottles of Kingfisher beer 23 rupees each!!
    with tax my bill was 237 rupees!

    I can't vouch for the taste of the gin, as I gave it away as a present in Kovalam.

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  • Anywhere: Nilavilakku

    by dsantosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    NILAVILAKKU

    The Nilavilakku is integral to all the rituals and ceremonies in a Keralite's life. As dusk creeps in, young girls of the family bring the lighted lamps (nilavilakku) to the verandah of the house. In the flickering light of the nilavilakku she is joined by the children and elders of the family, especially the grandparents, in chanting hymns and evening prayers.

    What to buy: Lighting the nilavilakku on any occasion is believed to be auspicious. Nilavilakku play an important role at the presentation of various art forms .they are performed after lighting this

    What to pay: You can buy one from a handicrafts emporium or a paathrakada (exclusive kada or shop for steel, copper and iron household utensils).

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    Tea and Spices

    by mary2u99 Written Jun 19, 2008

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    Many varieties of spices including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove and nutmeg is cultivated in Munnar.

    What to buy: Spices like ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove and nutmeg.

    What to pay: From 1Rs and over

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    Flavours: Home mades chocolates and vanilla tea

    by francisjeffy Written Nov 1, 2007

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    Flavours, stood distinctively different from all other shops, especially the Name board on it. I had an idea to purchase Home made chocolates and tea, So I dropped in to Flavours on my way back from Munnar. I bought Home made

    What to buy: 1. Rum and Raisin Home made chocolate (Rs 35 for 100gm)

    2. Vanilla Tea (Rs 40 for 250gm)

    3. Leaf Tea (Rs 120 for 1Kg)

    What to pay: Rs 50 to Rs 500

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    Market shopping/ browsing

    by suvanki Updated Oct 23, 2005

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    The market area is an interesting place to wander around. Stalls are piled high with fresh fruit and vegetables. Sacks of rice, spices and tea are stacked on available floor space, and banana leaves hang from tops of the stalls.

    Cooking pots and utensils of all shapes and sizes are arranged next to plastic toys.
    stall holders call out, and locals bargain over the goods.

    We didn't get the chance to look at the brightly painted shops, which I would have liked.

    What to buy: Fruit
    Spices
    Tea!

    What to pay: From a few rupees

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    Tata outlet: Time for tea!

    by vpas Written May 28, 2011

    The KDHP(Kannan Deven Hill Plantations) which is a Tata Company outlet has very good quality tea at reasonable prices.Some of the varieties are not available outside and so it makes sense to buy them here.

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  • Pristine Chocolates , Kallar waterfalls Munnar: Home made Chocolates

    by augustinodyssey Written Jan 10, 2014

    Pristine Chocolates

    The Shop operated by a farmer who sells home made chocolates ( A bean to bar manufacturing company ) and Cardamom from own farm.

    The chocolate includes 70 % Cocoa, Milk Chocolates and Cashew chocolates . It offers normally a discount of 15 % to 20%

    Its located at Kallar waterfalls en route to Munnar , about 14 kms ahead of Munnar,

    What to buy: Bean to Bar Chocolates

    What to pay: 50 to 1000

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    Road side seller: Wooden Soveniers

    by ushar Written Oct 4, 2005

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    U get utility materials made of wood. There are few people selling these at the Mattupetty Dam.

    What to buy: Wood carvings ...

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