Maharashtra has many tourists spots each famous for its special offerings to tourists and shoppers. Aurangbad is a region rich in the art & culture. It has a legacy of fantastic handicrafts. The legendary beauty of pretty Paithani silk saris, the intricate silver inlay craft of Bidri, and the deftly woven silk Himru, Mushru shawls cast their spell on visitors.

Nashik: Since a large number of visitors come here to see the famous religious sites, there are several shops that are geared to meet their demands. You can get some lovely little brass statues and beautiful beaded necklaces. Nashik is well known for its jewelry. The holy city will provide some good memorabilia for the religiously inclined.

Kolhapur: The destination is famous for its textiles, in particular Kolhapuri saris. It is, of course, most famous for its jewelry and leather sandals (popularly known as Kolhapuri chappals). They are an exquisite piece of craftsmanship. The jewelry here is dazzling. It is beautifully crafted and comes with delicate embossing. Mahadwar and Shivaji Roads are good areas to shop. You can get a good variety of Kolhapuri chappals on Bhausinji Road.

Pune: A visit to Pune will be incomplete if you do not go to Laxmi Road, the heart of Pune, as attested by the crowds and the constant hustle and bustle here. The countless narrow streets that crisscross it offer a wonderful shopping opportunity. It is literally lined with a variety of shops on both sides. Mahatma Gandhi Road (or M G Road) is also perfect for leisurely shopping. An evening is well spent here!

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is famed for its cosmopolitan nature, which also reflects in the shopping opportunities that can lead you to some fantastic gifts. The city’s famed streets, corners, gullies and pavements are lined with exquisite shops. Virtually anything that you want is available in its famous bazaars, malls and markets. There are malls that have sprung up across the city – its eastern suburbs as well as the western – that provide ample shopping options when you are in this dynamic city. The main areas to get bargain clothes are around Colaba Causeway and the famous Fashion Street that stretches along the Cross Maidan and Azad Maidan. Showier, trendier articles can be done at Breach Candy and Kemps Corner.

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