Once in Calicut, you would definitely want to buy something to remind you of this beautiful place. Shopping in Calicut is a good experience as there are many small souvenirs to choose from. Once you check out the local markets, you will know what to buy in Kozhikode. In Calicut, shopping places are limited to just a couple of main roads. Unlike big cities, the mall culture is unheard of and new to this place. So read on further to know where to shop in Calicut.
The busiest shopping place in Kozhikode is the S.M Street. The name is
essentially short for Sweetmeat Street as there used to be lots of
sweetmeat shops lined up on this road since ancient times. Calicut is
famous for its local handicraft stuff like rosewood items and carvings,
artifacts made out of buffalo horn carvings, coir products and small
models of snake boats. The most frequented places to buy this stuff are
at Big Bazaar on the SM street and CSI at Mananchira.
There is also a wholesale market of spices at the Court road. Handloom
fabrics are sold right near its factory at the Comtrust Store. Cottons
are a specialty of this place and try buying some cotton clothes from
the SM road. There is a Comtrust weaving center in a place called
Beypore, which is 11 kilometers away from Calicut. You can buy cotton
stuff from there also. For buying books, you can try the Touring Book
Shop on the SM Street. You can also go to Pai's at the Kallai road.