Kolhapur , besides being known for its textiles and cottons it is also famous for its hand-made leather sandals or
chappals. These leather sandals made in simple style but finished with great perfection are very popular the world over. The cost depends on the quality of leather and design, but in general
Kolhapuri chappals are reasonable and good value for money.
Bhausinji Road of Kolhapur is known for its good variety of
Kolhapuri chappals and other leather goods. Mahadwar and Shivaji roads are good places to shop. One can also buy around the bus station in the
Rajarampuri area. Shetkaari Bazaar is the cheapest place to shop, and is popular amongst the villagers of the surrounding villagers.
They come in different sizes and shapes that ideally complement ethnic designer wear. This footwear of cured, dried, tanned and treated
coloured leather has been favoured for decades by the
There are small villages around Kolhapur City, where shoemakers build hand made
Kolhapuri chappal, sandals and shoes, even ladies purses and valets. In
Kolhapur one will find large number of traditional leather artisans.
They had acquired the skill and workmanship of Kolhapuri chappals, which were and even now, are very popular in both rural and urban areas.