Shopping in Coonoor

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Shopping in Coonoor is considered as a whole new experience. With quaint, little shops offering exquisite artefacts, antique products, pretty embroidered shawls, apparels, Toda jewellery and handicrafts items which are perfect for gifting purposes.

Coonoor is also known for the several varieties of aromatic tea that it offers. It also offers a wide range of organic products like honey and freshly prepared fruit jams (pear, peach, mulberry and passion fruit). How can one forget the delicious homemade chocolates and freshly baked cakes? As for your medicinal needs, Coonoor has various shops selling pure lavender and eucalyptus oil. You can also buy handmade antiques, Irish and Belgian table sets, Indian handlooms, beautiful linens and shadow worked bed sheets from the handicraft emporiums in the vicinity.

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Coonoor is now also famous for selling gourmet cheese. Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farm specialises in making Gouda, Colby, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Haloumi etc. If you want to have a tour of the farm or stay and learn cheese-making, just call the owner Cedrik to help you direct towards the farm. You can buy these delicious cheeses from a popular, local vendor, 'Nilgiris Store' or 'Baker's Junction' just 100 m from Bedford circle.

Vriksh, a quaint little furniture shop tucked away in a small, hidden lane has intricately carved teak trunks, pretty side tables and ceramic work. It is located in Bedford, just a few meters ahead of Taj Garden Retreat, on Kotagiri Road. They have elegant British tea sets and vases. Although the furniture is locally made and fairly expensive, it is unique and worth the price. Only one setback, they don't do deliveries. So, plan your purchases accordingly.

For beautifully embroidered linen, head towards Needlecraft in Singara Tea Estate. They have hand-embroidered pillowcases, cushion covers, bedspreads, bed sheets and handkerchiefs, all highly prices, though. For tea, spices, honey and jams, ask your hotel to recommend you a few shops. They know the best ones around! You can also visit Green Shop, popular for selling high-quality honey and spices. It is located in Jograj building near Bedford Circle.

Please do not buy tea packets sold at tourist spots. They taste amazing when given for tasting, but turn out to be adulterated when you consume it later.

Coonoor has an easily accessible local transport system that you can hire to go around. However, it is recommended to simply walk around to enjoy the pleasant climate.

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