Every guest of Tyndis Tours accumulates a lot of happy memories throughout their journey. Have you observed that much later after your travel; the scent, the sound and the music we have heard there, the people we have met and the feelings aroused in those moments linger in our memory.
These aspects that we tend to associate with a place are personal experiences that are not easy to share with another or record anywhere. It remains within us. This is why many of us like to take travel souvenirs home, to give a glimpse of your fantastic experience and something for you to look back and reminisce about your trip. Kerala Souvenirs are some of the best forms of art, craft or natural products.
We all love collecting curios that are unique to a place that we visit. The easiest way to pick souvenirs is to go to a souvenir shop and buy something in kind.
Before we list out some of the popular Kerala Souvenirs to take back from you Kerala Tour as Souvenirs from Kerala, let us look at some creative ways to remember your trip.
Once you are back from the trip, run through your memory and write about all the interesting people you have met in your tour, unique things you observed or music you heard in your trip. It’s fun rewinding the entire trip.
Taking a cue from Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Yeh Jawani hai Diwani’ movie, you too can have a priced possession of travel scrapbook. This travel movie rightly portrays the need to travel. To make you travel memory last longer, gather as many mundane things throughout your trip, like bus or train tickets, museum passes, travel tour badges, shells from the beach you visited, takeaway menu or a tissue paper of a restaurant, all throughout your journey and stick them in your travel scrapbook.
From carefully watching the locals getting hold of their lungisto discovering a culturally intriguing way of life, the southern part of India is a photographer’s paradise as he gets to shoot natural beauty all around along with the stereotyped Indian experiences.
Using Polaroid Zip you can instantly take 2*3 inch prints of the clicks that you took on your phone. These photographs can then find a place in your scrapbook too. Writing little notes below each curio will make it easy on your memory while you go through the book later.
Likewise, dedicate another set of pages of your scrapbook to a new place you visit. This personalized collection of mementoes will be one of its kinds.
Every trip leaves us with a huge stash of photos. It is a great idea to condense the entire trip by creating a short video using a few selected pictures. You may share this on social media with your friends. This is one of the best modern forms of a travel souvenir or memoir!
If you love writing, then blogging is a great way to preserve travel memories and share your unique experiences with your readers.
Now for all those who find these creative work time consuming, here is a quick rundown on how to go shopping in Kerala to buy your souvenirs from Kerala:
Travel Souvenirs from other parts of South India
While going shopping in Kerala, checkout for these exquisite arts can definitely add more beauty to your home décor:
Walls of ancient temples, palaces and churches of Kerala can be seen adorned with mural arts depicting mythology and legendary stories. This art was painted using dyes extracted from plants or other naturally available items. Murals are some of the best things to buy from Kerala. You may either buy a framed mural art or buy a mural-worked saree in acrylic for your Kerala Souvenirs.
A magnificent 16th-century style of painting characterised by a dense composition, surface richness, vibrant colours, the glossy finish of the gold leaf studded with semi-precious stones, Tanjore Paintings is one of the most celebrated forms of art in South India.
In earlier times, every nation tried to colonize India to have a monopoly over the spice trade. So if you are out shopping in Kerala, then don’t miss out pepper, cardamom, cloves and cumin from the government-owned Spices Board outlets. These are possibly the best Kerala Souvenirs.
Other top edible things to buy from Kerala are tea leaves. If you are visiting the tea plantations of Munnar then do buy tea from the factory outlet or if you are staying in a hill station with coffee plantations around, then pick a pack of world-renowned Monsooned Malabar Coffee that is rich in aroma, taste, and colour from the certified counter in the coffee estate. The cost varies with quality. Tea leaves are ideal Kerala Souvenirs for tea lovers.
Eucalyptus oil, clove oil, almond oil, camphor oil, lemongrass oil and many aromatic oils are grown and extracted in the hill stations of South India are other top Kerala Souvenirs.
Handlooms are inseparably woven to the unique culture of India. Saree is an elegant attire to add to your wardrobe. Each state has its own type of cotton or silk saree. You may visit any handloom or textile shops to explore the variety of designs available. Besides sarees, handloom stores also stock handmade soaps, shirts, dhotis, towels, cushion covers, and much more.
Kerala has its traditional beige sari, woven from fine cotton and edged with gold and copper jari. Kerala Handloom Fabrics are ideal Kerala Souvenirs to gift your loved ones.
Textile Souvenirs from other parts of South India
Now that you know both creative and run of the mill ways to collect your souvenirs from Kerala, embark on your journey with Tyndis and get back home with a treasure trove of memories from your beautiful Kerala Souvenirs.
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