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Things Named After Places in India - Part 1

Written By: Akshatha Vinayak

Branding is an integral part of marketing, it is through the brands that we recognise a particular design or work. In such a world, how can we miss out on brands that are named after places? Well, these items were either created in a particular place or started by a community of that place. It is interesting how these things have been named after these places in India!

Check this amusing list and pick your favourite! We are sure you would have heard about a few of these things.

Things Named After Places in India

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Mysore Sandal Soap

Who knew that the leftover Sandalwood reserves would create a soap factory? Yes, Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV, the King of Mysore Kingdom (Karnataka) decided to establish a soap factory after the sandalwood stock couldn't be exported to Europe. In those times, Mysore Kingdom was one of the largest exporters of Sandalwood in the world. Even to this day, Sandalwood is the pride of Karnataka. Well, have you ever tried Mysore Sandal Soap? You should!

Click: Tourist Attractions in Mysore

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Kolhapuri Chappals

The Kolhapuris is always a complement with traditional attire. The hand-crafted, open-toed style also attracts footwear lovers! Kolhapur Chappals are unique foot wear which originated in the religious town of Kolhapur in Maharashtra. As per the historical records, Kolhapur Chappals were worn even during the 13th Century. So, when are you getting a Kolhapuri?

Click: Tourist Attractions in Kolhapur

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Kanchipuram Sarees

Those who visit Kanchipuram never return without buying a Kanchipuram Saree. The Kanchipuram Sarees are a popular brand in South India. You can say, it is a counterpart of Banarasi Saree in North India. Legend has it that, Kanchi Silk weavers were the successors of Sage Markanda who was said to be the ' Lord of Weavers'. Ladies, don't miss out on Kanjivaram Sarees!

Click: Tourist Attractions in Kanchipuram

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Channapatna Toys

Not just kids but even elders will love these cute wooden crafts! The town of Channapatna is fondely known as 'Gombegala Ooru' (Toy Town). The wooden toys made out of Ivory Wood is a traditional handicraft originated in Channapatna. The colourful wooden toys have gained popularity across India. In recent years, many business projects has taken the responsibility of saving this 200-year old handicraft.

Channapatna is famous for Lord Aprameya Swamy Temple and a unique Dog Temple.

Interested in knowing many more famous things of different regions? Then you must wait for the Things Named After the Places - Part 2 !

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