famous for its marble inlay work, leather goods, brasswares, finely worked precious
and semi-precious stone jewellery and ornate zari embroidery.
Agra is also known for its fabulous 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.
Much of this is available around the Taj complex.
The main shopping areas are the Sadar Bazar, Kinari
Bazar and Munro Road.
State emporia Gangotri (UP Govt.), Kairali (Kerala), Black Partridge (Haryana)
and Kashmir Government Arts Emporium are all located at the Taj Mahal Shopping
Arcade, Western Gate.
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, Raja-ki-Mandi, Sanjay Place and the Taj