As enormous as the state of Maharashtra is, its shopping avenues are also exhaustive. Indeed, the state’s shopping is by no means restricted to its Paithani sarees, Kolhapuri Chappals and Himroo Shawls. In Maharashtra, each region has something interesting and unique to offer, thus while travelling in the state, one is bound to collect a surplus of souvenirs to take back home. Maharashtra offers a lucrative fusion of modern and traditional items. On the other hand, the developed cities like Pune and Mumbai have promoted mall culture in the state. However, for an authentic shopping experience in Maharashtra, it is ideal to explore the ancient bazaars in the state that are still opulent in history and variety of traditional items.
A memorable shopping experience in Maharashtra can begin from the capital city, Mumbai, where Colaba Causeway Market and its meandering lanes invite you to enjoy shopping for clothes, fruit, books, jewellery, homeware, electronic goods, you name it and it’ll be on offer here.
Other markets that are great for a wardrobe makeover in Mumbai are Linking Road and ELCO on Hill Road in Bandra (West), Vile Parle (East), Dadar, and Mangaldas Market in Bhuleshwar. The famed Crawford Market in South Mumbai offers artificial jewellery, travel bags, shoes, belts and leather goods. Apart from this, the Mohammad Ali Road arrayed with street food, and Chowpatty are your getaways for authentic food in Mumbai.
Pune also offers an eclectic meld of traditional and modern, when it comes to shopping. The city is a perfect place to buy nine-yard long Puneri Cotton Sarees along with distinct jewellery items and ready to wear tie-up sarees at ‘Kalpana.’ The sacred city of Nasik also has diverse shopping experience on offer in Maharashtra. The place is known for its brilliant craftsmanship and silverware along with diverse jewellery made of semi precious gemstones. The pooja accessories sold in Nasik are indeed one of the finest in the state.