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One of the most famous tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh, Agra, for a very long time, was under the patronage of Mughal dynasty. From Babur to Shah Jahan (later he moved to Delhi), the city witnessed the rule of many Mughal monarchs. Each ruler, during his tenure, come up with several architectural feats such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Idmat-Ud-Daulah Tomb among others.
During Mughal rule in India, several artisans skilled in different forms of arts and crafts visited India. They were highly skilled and produced the best pieces of art that were worth admiring. The Mughal rulers patronized their work and boost their morale to work more and more. The current generation of artisans has inherited these skills from their forefathers and this is the reason why Agra is a hot spot for shopping freaks. Here you can buy a large variety of items such as handicrafts, carpets, rugs, gold threads and leather articles.
The city of Agra has several local markets which are full of handicraft items. When it comes to shopping in Agra, there is a list of popular names which include Taj Ganj area, Kinari Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar and Pratap Puro. During the world famous Taj Mahotsav, artisans and craftsmen, from all around the world, visit Agra to display and sell their work. The miniature Taj Mahal and any bonsai forms of palaces are quite famous among the tourists.
The city of Agra is home to several popular and world class malls. One of the famous malls in Agra is the Omaxe Wedding Mall. Spread over a huge chunk of land, the mall features a fabulous food court and a banquet hall for wedding and other ceremonies. Besides, there is TDI Mall in Agra, located near Taj Mahal. It puts on display some of the best brands in the world. Other names include Ashok Cosmos Mall and the Pacific Taj Mall. Each aforementioned shopping mall features separate restaurants and entertainment zones for your pleasure.