Foodies, Assemble! Mahalaxmi Saras Mumbai Exhibition 2019

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!

Back in 2014, on the morning of 31st of December, my aunt casually mentioned to me about this expo – 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‘ (rural cuisine) and handicrafts from across India under one roof, making it a melting pot of cultures and indigenous cuisines.

Ever since then, i’ve been looking forward to Saras every single year!


Mahalaxmi SARAS 2019 dates:

22nd January – 4th February, 2019

महालक्ष्मी सरस 2019

जानेवारी 22 – फेब्रुवारी 4, 2019

ह्या दिवसांतर्गत आयोजित केले जाईल

Here’s a sneak preview of what you could expect:


water zorbing ftw!


Kolhapuri ‘jhanjhanit‘ misal pav – don’t miss this!


Roasted ‘hurda’ – my TOP favorite snack. Tastes like corn on the cob, only better.

Original local Maharashtrian cuisine

Food that comes straight from the origin – what i loved best about Saras 2015.

Surmai aka King Fish

Fresh, fried King fish


‘Thaalipeeth’ accompanied by jaggery, lentils, ‘thecha’ and yogurt


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 16th year now, Mahalaxmi Saras 2019 will be held from 22nd of January 2019 at BKC, Mumbai (Revised dates!).

Saras 2017 Vlog by Arun – a fellow blogger

For more information and updates about the event, check out the official website at


Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.