The Western Ghats shopping

Handicrafts in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Green Shop

Run by Kotagiri's Keystone Foundation, this fair-trade, organic-oriented shop sells gorgeous tribal crafts and clothes (including Toda embroidery) and wild honey harvested by local indigenous farmers.
Arts & Crafts in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Re Shop

Stylish jewellery, fabrics, cards and more, at reasonable prices, made by and benefiting marginalised village women around Tamil Nadu.
Handicrafts in Coonoor

Green Shop

Beautiful fair-trade local tribal crafts, clothes, fabrics and notebooks, plus organic wild honey, nuts, chocolates, soaps and teas.
Food in Kotagiri

Green Shop

The ecofriendly Keystone Foundation's shop has goodies for picnics (local chocolates, wild honey) plus lovely tribal crafts.
Jewellery in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

K Mahaveer Chand

K Mahaveer Chand has been selling particularly beautiful Toda tribal and silver jewellery for 45 years.
Books in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Higginbothams

Well-known outlet with a good stash of English-language books and another branch up the hill.
Clothing in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Mohan's

A curious assortment of antique telephones, radios, and clocks, along with shawls, jewellery and warm clothes.
Ceramics in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Potter's Shed

Perfect for pretty locally made mugs, bowls, plates and other pottery.