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Shopping in Agra

Agra is one of the most important centres for handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra’s major handicraft products besides inlay work are : leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. Agra is also well known for its sweets ‘petha’ and ‘Gazak’ and saltish snack ‘Dalmoth.’ The main shopping areas of the city are Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Munro Road, Raja-Ki-Mandi, Sanjay Place and Near Taj Mahal Complex. We recommend shopping at the Govt. Emporia or Souvenir Shops approved by U.P. Tourism.

Loha Mandi derived its name from the markets selling iron goods. The region in the past used to have the monopoly for supplying the iron goods and implements. Even today the place is blessed some lavish markets in the city. Leather and marble works are the best buys in the region.

An important tourist place in the locality of Loha Mandi is the Jaipur House. Jaipur house is grounded towards the centre of Loha Mandi and is a frequently visited place in the region.