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.