Agra is a historic city in India widely known for some of the most exquisite monuments across India. This is also the reason it is a major tourist destination for people across India and globe. Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are the main attractions of this city. Millions of people visit Agra just to get a glimpse of these stunning monuments built during Mughal rule.
Apart from visiting these monuments, there are a number of other things you can do in Agra. Shopping is one of them. Here are some of the best places you should shop when in the city:
The most famous markets in Agra include:
– Sadar Bazaar
– Kinari Bazaar
– Munro Road
– Shilpagram crafts village
– Taj Ganj
What to Buy in Agra
– Miniature marble replica of Taj Mahal
– Marble vases
– Ornamental boxes
– Leather boots, belts, bags, slipper, and jackets
– Wall hangings
– While shopping in Agra, you must be very careful about the quality of the marble stone products. Remember that genuine one is opaque. It will not allow light to pass through.
– It is important to do as much bargaining as possible while shopping in Agra.
– Strictly avoid going shopping with guides and drivers. They get heavy commissions which will make your items very expensive.
– Stay away from touts and salesmen selling things at Taj Mahal or Red Fort.
– For authentic handicrafts, visit Handicraft emporia.
– For souvenirs, head to the UPICA and UP Handlooms on MG Road.
– Subhash Emporium is famous for Agra marble products.
This is one of the most popular shopping spots of the city you need to include into your Agra tour packages. It is located near the Agra Cantt railway station. You can get everything ranging from sweets, handicrafts, garments and leather bags here under one roof. You can also gorge on some delectable vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes at food joints. Agra is very famous for its high quality leather products. Make sure you buy some from here. Taj Leather World at Sadar Bazaar is one of the most famous places to buy high quality leather products. Ethnic clothing, accessories, footwear and some of the best buys here.
The bazaar is yet another popular market of Agra located in Halwai Gali near Jama Masjid’s northern edge. The market is famous for silk products and silk saris. You need to put your negotiating skills into play while shopping at this market.
Located near Jama Masjid of Agra, Kinari Bazaar is famous for handicrafts, marble, glassware, leather, rugs, and textiles. The wholesale market of the city has a great history. The market is very popular with wholesalers and retailers. Good bargaining skills will help you get high quality products at a reasonable price.
Raja Ki Mandi
The mandi is one of the busiest and most crowded markets of Agra. The place is famous for a variety of sweets, garments, household items, jewelry, ladies items, and religious items.
The bazaar will offer you some of the best quality products. You can find almost everything from clothes to furniture, shoes, bags, and jewelry. It also accommodates one of the best vegetable markets within the city. You can good quality products at reasonable prices here. Avoid give any price quoted. Bargaining is the key to get the best deal. Also take good care of your belongings.
The Shoe Market in Agra
Situated in an area referred to as ‘Hing Ki Mandi’, the shoe market of Agra is very famous. The city is very famous for its footwear industry. This is the place where you can get high quality shoes. The best part is that one can get a pair of shoes at very reasonable price here.
The market is located in a very congested area. It would not be wise to take vehicles there. Public transport is the best option. Wholesalers frequent this market. So make sure you visit the area on foot.