ITC Choupal Saagar
This photo was taken along NH3, about 7km ahead of Mhow. Choupal Saagar is a rural mall. We were glad to stop by on our return trip from Maheshwar. They had a food court attached, open from 9am to 9pm. The three of us were pleasantly surprised to get South Indian food, idlis, vadas and dosas. More importantly, the sambhar and chutney tasted close to any decent place back home. Yes, we were impressed. Imagine the joy of tasting good food, miles away from the city. There are about 6000 Choupal Saagars and more in the pipeline. Now we know a place to stop any time for good dosas. But, there is more in these places. It consists of a lot of stuff to shop around, mostly ITC branded stuff like its notebooks, its food products and its apparel. It brings an urban feel to rural shopping. You could choose your music as you shop. We picked up a football. Mobiles, TVs, CDs from Music World and a lot of items, all the more surprising. The shoppers come from Indore, about 27km away and Mhow. A shopping expedition, so to say!