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Agra - A Shopper's Paradise at the foot of the Taj Mahal

Agra - A Shopper's Paradise at the foot of the Taj Mahal
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Agra is a bustling city located on the banks of the famed Yamuna River in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh

. But what really puts this city on the map is the fact that this city is home to the greatest monument of love created by man; the Taj Mahal. The stunning monument is of course the city's major draw but other attractions such as the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, I'timad-Ud-Daulah, and Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra are also quite popular among visitors to Agra. Although the city of Agra is more popular for its monumental and archaeological wonders, it also offers a veritable feast for the shopaholic' providing them with many exceptional options to shop to their heart's content. Agra has been a major centre for the handicrafts for centuries hence a visit to the city will not be complete if one does not pick up a souvenir or two. From sculptors, jewelers, painters and weavers to carpet makers, musicians and even metal workers, the skills of these ancient craftsmen of Agra have been handed down through the generations making the city famous for marble work, leather products, carpets and brassware. But that's not all, the city is also known for its local cuisine called Mughlai that includes a sweet named Petha' and a snack named Dalmoth'. A shopping excursion in Agra is not complete unless you take a break and enjoy these delicacies. The main shopping areas in Agra are mainly centred on the Taj Mahal Complex. These include the Kinari Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar and Munro Road while Gangotri, the Uttar Pradesh State Emporium offers an array of handicrafts all under one roof. Located within minutes to the legendary Taj Mahal and many other famous area attractions The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra provides business and leisure guests with a serene and peaceful environment set amidst acres and acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The luxurious interiors combined with the exceptional levels of service makes this property stand out from all the other Agra hotels.

Agra - A Shopper's Paradise at the foot of the Taj Mahal

By: Pushpitha Wijesinghe About the Author Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. (ArticlesBase SC #2876501)


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