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Shopping in Agra

Introduction

Shopping in Agra While going for Agra city tour, shopping is also considered as an activity to do. After doing major monuments sightseeings, tourists proceed for some shopping. This is done with intention to take some memory of the place and trip. For shopaholics it is the best place to do shopping as here we can find variety of options under one roof. Once you are through with your sightseeing activities, shopping in Agra is the most favorable alternative. Apart from the various architectural splendors that dot the city, Agra is also equally renowned for its exquisite handicrafts and other art works. Often touted as the shopper's paradise, Agra is a just a position of quaint, bustling markets and contemporary shopping malls. During the Mughal rule, when the lavish Mughal courts were held in Agra, the markets in Agra were frequented by the skilled craftsmen who brought with them their best wares in the hope to get the patronage of the Emperor. One remarkable fact about Agra shopping is that the items that were once exclusively meant for the royalty are now made available to the discerning customers.

Shopping in Agra

Agra is home to many people like the artisans, jewelers, embroiders, carpet makers and weavers who come here to showcase their precious talent. Agra is one of the largest markets for embroidery and textiles. Most of the major shopping complexes are situated near the Taj Mahal, the most famous ones being Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and Munro Road. Let's check some of the popular places for shopping in Agra.

Sadar Bazaar

Agra is known for its leather products that can be bought at reasonable rates. Be it a leather bag or folder for your office, a leather wallet, leather sandals or leather jackets for the winter. Sadar Bazaar in Agra, offers a solution for your leather cravings. It is a place to buy giffen goods. Sadar Bazar is close to Agra cantonment area and it is a neat & clean place to enjoy shopping activity. Authentic and genuine products are guaranteed here. Buy the best leather products in Agra, from this bazaar. If you also love handicrafts, this market sees to it that you don't go empty-handed.

Kinari Bazar

The narrow tapestry behind the Jama Masjid is an overcrowded maze of vibrant markets. The area is known as Kinari Bazaar as many lanes fan out from the Kinari Bazaar road. It is a colorful market dotted with a number of shops each specializing in different wares. You can choose from an array of items like clothing, shoes, jewelry, spices, fabrics, marble work, snack stalls, etc. Kinari Bazar is a favorite to both the locals and the tourists. It is one of the places in Agra where you can find the finest jewelry. It lies in Eastern part of city and close to Agra fort. As it is congested area so rickshaw or walking is the best way to explore the market. Car may not be able to pass through it, due to heavy traffic and congestion.

Subhash Bazaar

Skirts the northern edge of Agra's Jama Masjid and is particularly good for silks and saris. The best men's clothing is available with Ashok & Brother. The materials are extraordinary and price is good.

TDI Mall

The TDI Mall is one of the best multiplex shopping malls in Agra. The shopping mall enjoys its nearness to the World Heritage Site; Taj Mahal. The mall is an ideal shopping, leisure and entertainment destination with the exclusive space reserved for retail outlets, state-of-the-art multiplex and multi-cuisine restaurants.

Raja ki Mandi

Raja ki Mandi is an area in Agra with shops selling all sorts of readymade garments at reasonable rate. There is also a railway station at Raja ki Mandi by the same name. While traveling from Agra to Delhi, trains passes through this railway station. In Agra city, it is located in Central to Northern part of city.

Shah Market

This market is situated near the Sanjay Place market of Agra. It is one of the finest wholesale and retail markets in the city. Smartphone's, as well as other branded mobile phones, are present in the market too. If a second-hand mobile phone is needed or the existing one needs some help, this is the perfect place.

Shahganj Bazar

This local market situated in Agra has grown over the years giving out some good quality products. Almost everything can be found out in the market from furniture to clothes and ladies bags to shoes. It also has one of the best vegetable markets in the city. It offers a good and reasonable deal with good quality products.

Show Market

This market is located in the area called Hing Ki Mandi. It is a very famous shoe market of the city. Since Agra is popular for its footwear industry, one can get a good pair of shoes at the market. One is likely to get a pair of shoes at reasonable price having good quality.

Shilpgram

An open-air space that has various stalls and shops makes Shilpgram what it is. Capturing the village-style environment, the arts bazaar features works of local artisans and craftsmen, allowing tourists and visitors to see them create their work.

Shopping Tips

While doing shopping in Agra, we should must take care of few things like do bargaining, check the quality of product, compare the rate by taking quotations form few other shops, make payment after satisfying from product quality and rate. While visiting any emporium or showroom, don't be in hurry and check the quality of product. It is often seen that when guest is foreigner, shop keepers raise the selling price of their product so their is nothing wrong in bargaining. If we are not aware of its actual rate, then best way is to take quotes from few shops and then decide to purchase the best product at best shop.

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