Kumbakonam is the second largest producer of Silk Sarees after Kancheepuram. The Kumbakonam silk is unique in design and weight compared to its Kancheepuram counter part.
Its the best gift for ladies and a must buy for people visiting Kumbakonam.
Kumbakonam and Swamimalai are well known for their Panchaloga and brass articles.
There are shops near the Sri Rama Swamy temple which make Panchaloga idols for order and there are lots of retail stores which sell ready made panchaloga idols.
Kumbakonam is the leading producer of ornamental brass wares and puja articles in the entire India.
Brass bells and chimes are a must buy souvenirs here.