Shopping At Mahabaleshwar...

Mahabaleshwar is known for the different kinds of berries it produces, such as strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries. Along with the purchase of fresh fruits you can also buy jams, preserves and marmalades that are simply out of this world. They are available in the local market, but if you are interested to buy them at the place of manufacture then you can better visit the Mapro Gardens situated en route Panchgani from Mahabaleshwar. You can buy whole lot of Jams, squashes, jellies, fresh strawberries etc. The specialty of Mapro gardens is that you can taste the samples before buying. Also lots of locally manufactured handicraft goods are available in the markets. But if you want to select from a big collection of handicraft articles you can buy them at a single place at Pratapgad. Also as Mahabaleshwar is having government sponsored bee farms you can buy fresh honey collected from these farms. While travelling during sightseeing you can enjoy the farm fresh orange colored carrots and farm fresh corn sold at every point. The bazaar here is very popular for its leather goods and tribal trinkets. These exotic pieces can be taken for friends as souvenirs or gifts.