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Address: 1/364, Princess Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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+91 484 221 6448
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Indian Industries, founded in 1945 is the oldest handicrafts shop in Fort...

Indian Industries, founded in 1945 is the oldest handicrafts shop in Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Functioning from a 400 year old Dutch building, this shop has seen it all; from the sleepy one horse town that Fort Cochin once was to the bustling tourist spot that is today. Though the streets and surroundings have witnessed umpteen changes, Indian Industries by and large remains the same. It’s a store where time has not spoilt nor changed things despite the sea of change seen all around. Shopping is never a hassle or a chore here, but on the contrary a pleasure, as one can browse leisurely. Our visitors' book and press write ups bear testimony to the rave reviews we have received through the years from those who have visited us.The shops sells silver, stone, white metal and camel bone jewelery; wooden and brass figures; cloth paper machie, laq and leather hangings; life like rose wood elephants; antique finish goods; bell metal and brass wares; furniture and screen; bags, purses and pouches, wooden toys, souvenirs, trinkets and lots more.

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Wonderful Aladdin's cave of a shop. Fixed price. So many different things to look at. The best shop in Fort Kochi.... go and have a wander and a chat with John the owner :-)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Wonderful Aladdin's cave of a shop. Fixed price. So many different things to look at. The best shop in Fort Kochi.... go and have a wander and a chat with John the owner :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

A fabulous shop to dig around in and find interesting bits and pieces to take home. Some old some new, ornaments, jewellery, all sorts, everything is priced and very reasonable. Interesting, friendly shop owners too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This shop has been in the same family since the late 1940's and has high quality items with fixed prices. I met the owner and he was a fascinating and friendly man. He shared amazing stories with us about the Jews of Cochin and the long standing, warm relationships between the Indian and Jewish communities of Cochin. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This shop is the best one I found in Fort Kochi. Open since 1945 it contains a treasure trove of jewellery, statues and many other things you will not find in the more touristy shops. John, the owner, is a wealth of knowledge about Fort Kochi Nd it's history so take the time for a chat while there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

This really is an amazing shop located on Princess Street. It is like a veritable Aladdin's cave and it goes a lot further back than the entrance gives away. They have a lot of modern stuff in here but they also have some replica items and some original pieces as well. You could literally spend a lot of time in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Fun to browse the inventory of old and not so old collectables. Some really nice pieces can be found here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

This store is amazing! Full of interesting pieces that are different to anything else in Kerala and so much better than the typical Kasmiri tourist tack that can be found everywhere else at inflated prices. Don't be put off by the somewhat dark interior, there are treasures to be found. We particularly enjoyed our chats with John and his gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Amidst the plethora of tourist-oriented souvenir shops in Fort Kochi sits this gem! Packed with crafts from all over India, the store is a delight to explore. You can nose about in the dusty aisles without any hassling from the staff, who will be glad to help you if needed. Have a snack at the nearby Teapot, buy some lovely... More 

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