Shopping in Mahabaleshwar

Shopping in Mahabaleshwar

Shopping in Mahabaleshwar can be fascinating experience as there are various super markets and malls present in the main city. Some of these include Town Bazaar, Imperial Store and Mapro Gardens. Mahabaleshwar markets are the best place to purchase fresh fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. These fruits are available in the local shops of the city while these can also be purchased from the Mapro Gardens which are situated on the way to Panchgani from Mahabaleshwar.

In the Mapro gardens you have an option to taste the samples before they could actually be purchased. Fresh honey can be purchased from the farms that are sponsored bee farms from the government. Market in Mahabaleshwar is not only famous for food products but there are also other items available. These items include leather goods, handicraft items, tribal trinkets and other souvenirs. You can purchase them from the Town Bazaar located in the center of the town. Town Bazaar is basically a street which consists of small shops that sell a variety of products. A number of items which can be purchased include honey, handicraft walking sticks, shawls, crochet dresses, Kolhapuri footwear, baskets and decorative items.

Market in Mahabaleshwar is a good place to look out for quality leather foot wears. These are available in the Mahabaleshwar Bazaar at a bargain price which makes them quite affordable. The market is also the supplier of good quality chikkis and fudges. Honey which comes from local sources and nuts are the specialty of this market. The city is also well known for the fresh juice and vegetable. You can also purchase fruit products along with the goods like imitation jeweler, artifacts, gift articles, statues, garments, handicrafts and so on.

Most famous Bazaars in Mahabaleshwar

However, Mahabaleshwar seems quite far from the Shopper’s paradise but as you walk down the bordered streets and look closer you will realize that there is plenty of stuff waiting for you. The city is actually a treasure trove which will awaken the true shopaholic in you. Most popular bazaars of the place have been listed for you below:

Town Bazaar

Town Bazaar, the heart of Mahabaleshwar, is also popularly known as Malcolm Path after Sir John Malcolm who discovered the place in 1828. On visiting this bazaar, you will be greeted by a hustling crowd along with the small shops which sell almost everything. There are plenty of shopkeepers and hawkers present who are always vying to seek your attention. Some of the items such as handcrafted walking stick, tribal trinkets and leather goods will surely attract you making their way to your shopping bag.  

As you roam around and across the street, you will come near to several outlets that are selling the comfortable Kolhapuri Chappals. You can also purchase the juicy strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries which are referred as the trademark of Mahabaleshwar. Town bazaar not only offers the fresh fruits but also the jams, marmalades, squashes and preserves made out of them. These delicious products are manufactured in a way which will surely awaken your taste buds. Some other popular items which can be purchased in the Town Bazaar include pure honey, leather products, crochet dresses, shawls, clothes, handmade items, decorative items and beautiful baskets.

Imperial Store

Imperial Store is located in to the end of the Town Bazaar. This is a one stop destination where you can get everything such as medicines, videos, tempting vines and pizzas. The bazaar was built by an Iranian nationalist at the time when British used to rule the place. In the past, it used to be an official grocery store which was licensed to sell alcohol.

Mapro Garden

Mapro Garden is a must visit point for all those who are astounded by the juicy flavor of the berries. The bazaar is located in route to Panchgani from Mahabaleshwar and sells the jams, preserves, toppings, marmalades, squashes and syrups. You can also enjoy a ample variety of fruit salads, mouth watering ice creams and strawberry shakes in this bazaar. Mapro Gardens is that one place where you can taste the samples at the sampling counter before actually buying them. The flavor of everything the market serves is so amazing that you will be tempted to have some more.

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