Before you remind me that Exotic Gringo is a travel blog and not a food blog, let me tell you one thing: If you want to experience the best of rural Indian culture (specifically Maharashtrian cuisine), please do yourself a big favor and head to Mahalaxmi Saras at Reclamation Grounds in Bandra!
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.
For more information and updates about the event, check out the official website at MahalaxmiSaras.com