Shopping in Agra
No trip is complete without shopping. The activity is almost a necessity these days, whether it is to buy things for your own needs or to carry souvenirs for friends and families back home. After having basked in the glory of monolithic Taj Mahal and numerous other famous Tourist destinations, the holiday will always wind up with a shopping spree in Agra.
Standing witness to some of the architectural marvels of Mughal times, Agra is famed for its Marble Work. From miniatures of Taj Mahal to other items such as vases, pots, storage jars, jewelry boxes, tabletops, decorative objects, ashtrays and table lamps, all have been skillfully carved out of Marble by craftsmen who are probably descendants of the Mughal artisans.
Being a hub of Leather industry, Agra also offers a plethora of Leather products such as sandals, purse, wallets, jackets, trousers, skirts and more to take back home. Agra is also internationally known Rug and Carpet Weaving Industry. You can find thousands of designs, ornamentations, shapes and sizes in rugs and carpets at very affordable prices in Agra. About a kilometer along the road running from the eastern gate of the Taj lies the Shilpgram, a crafts village and open air emporium, a favored shopping haunt for all visitors.
While in Agra don't miss out on the renowned Dal Moth (a savoury snack of fried pulses) and Petha (a sweet made from white pumpkin steeped in sugar syrup) of Agra, which is a reason enough for people to come and visit this place. Keeping their delicious flavor in mind, they can be taken home and preserved for quite some time.
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