If you want to experience the best of rural Indian culture (especially Maharashtrian cuisine), please do yourself a big favor and head to the Mahalaxmi Saras expo at MMRDA Grounds in BKC, Bandra East, Mumbai!
My aunt casually mentioned to me about this expo on the morning of 31st December, 2014 – and while most of my friends were looking forward to grand NYE plans, i was sold on the simplicity of getting to experience some authentic ‘gaavran’ / local cuisine and handicrafts from across India under one roof, making it a melting pot of cultures and indigenous cuisines.
Mahalaxmi SARAS 2018 dates: 17-29 January, 2018
महालक्ष्मी सरस २०१८ जानेवारी १७-२९, २०१८ ह्या दिवसांतर्गत आयोजित केले जाईल
Here’s a sneak preview of what you could expect:
An initiative of the Government of Maharashtra to provide a marketing platform to rural entrepreneurs and artisans, Mahalaxmi Saras is an annual exhibition-cum-sale of handicrafts, handlooms and food products. In its 15th year now, Mahalaxmi Saras 2018 will be held from 17th – 29th of January 2018 at Bandra, Mumbai.
Saras 2017 Vlog by Arun – a fellow blogger
For more information and updates about the event, check out the official website at MahalaxmiSaras.com