Kolhapur is one of the few cities in Maharashtra that are renowned for being home to rich arts and crafts. Amongst its most popular crafts are its beautiful jewelry and extremely comfortable chappals (slippers). The chappals and sandals produced in the city are handmade and have leather as the preparing material. These chappals and sandals are so good looking and so comfy that they have become famous throughout the world.
Popularly known as the Kolhapuri chappals, these slippers are quite
simple in their style and this is one of the main reasons why they are
so relaxing for the feet. The quality of leather used in making the
sandals is very good. The cost of these sandals and chappals differ
according to the quality of leather used and the intricacy of designs.
Though the chappals are made through the city of Kolhapur, the best
place to buy them is the Bhausinji Road.
This is because here, the variety is almost endless and the prices are
quite reasonable. Other places where good Kolhapuri chappals can be
found are Mahadwar Road and Shivaji Road. You can also check out the
shops situated around the bus station in the Rajarampuri area. If you
are looking for the cheapest prices, then Shetkaari Bazaar is just the
place for you. So, whenever you manage to visit Maharashtra, make sure
to buy a pair of these for yourself.