Tourist knowing Agra as a tourist destination might get surprised if they come to know that the city is also a shoppers delight. So, if you are going to visit this city synonymous with Taj Mahal, prepare yourself for an amazing shopping experience.
Agra Shopping Places Your visit to the various Agra shopping places will give you a different look of this city that was once seat of power for Mughal capital. From then, the city has been a major center of trade and commerce in India. Some of these shopping areas are preserved by traditions where shops are inherited by successive generations over the years; on the other hand there are shopping malls that are giving a shopping malls of metropolitan a run for their money.
Tourists visiting city of Taj often go to buy souvenir for their Agra trip and most of them end up buying replica of Taj Mahal. The traditional market around Taj is flooded with locally made handicraft that is specialty of Agra. But here is a word of cautions; while buying a replica of Taj do ensure that these gifts are made up of marble as you are being promised and it is not made up of Talk, which is a cheap material. In addition the city of Agra is also well known for the leather items that are produced locally.
The tourist can buy leather items like handbags, purses, and Chappals. One must not forget to buy sweets like Petha and Gazak. The major shopping places in Agra are Taj Mahal complex, Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and Raja-ki- Mandi. Buying goods from government approved emporia could be a safer option.
In recent years, mall culture has been introduced to Agra and tourist looking for a cosmopolitan shopping experience can head for glittering shopping malls in the city.
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