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Periyar is a veritable Wild life destination. People visit Periyar for its  national park replete in a plethora of exotic birds and animals including tiger. The romance and wild beauty of the unspoilt nature is a major draw too for many. 

Hardly any body goes for shopping in Periyar. In fact there is not much for shopping in Periyar. But for the true shopaholic returning from a tour without shopping in Periyar may sound impossible. 

For the avid shopper, the land offers its exotic spices for shopping in Periyar. Periyar is actually the land of spices. Spice trading has been a mainstay of economy of Kerala   since times immemorial. In wilderness of the high Western Ghats, Periyar grows spices like Pepper and cardamom, cinnamon and ginger, nutmeg, mace and anise. The air heavy with spice scents welcome you as you travel to Periyar. 

Spices are used in medicines, preservatives, perfumes and above all in cooking. Do pick up some exquisite variety while shopping in Periyar. 

Since the land is chiefly a rural area, there are not many shopping joints in Periyar. You require paying a visit with your guide or a faithful hotel staff to the interiors where spice actually grows and the local vendors trade. 

 
 
 
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