Shopping In Agra - 8 Best Shopping Places & Things to Buy

Agra is known for numerous varieties of unique and extinct crafts which are nowhere to be seen these days. One of the most commonly bought collectables is a small marble replica of Taj Mahal. The shopping scene in Agra is buzzing with markets, department stores, retail outlets and local bazaars. Agra is home to many people like the artisans, jewellers, 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.   

Here are 8 famous streets for Shopping in Agra and things to buy:

1. Sadar Bazaar

Sadar Bazaar is one of the most famous markets for shopping in Agra which is situated near the Agra Cantt railway station. Everything ranging from handicrafts, sweets, garments to leather bags can be found here. Cafes such as Café Coffee Day too are situated near the market in addition to some delicious vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food joints.

Things to buy: Since Agra is very famous for its leather products, do not forget to buy them from here. A store named Taj Leather World located in the market is reasonable and offers good quality products. If you want to buy ethnic clothing, footwear and accessories, you need to head out to the Sadar Bazaar!
Tips: Always bargain before making the final call.
Timings11:30 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday closed
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 2. Subhash Bazaar

Subhash Bazaar is another popular market of Agra which is situated in Halwai Gali near the northern edge of Jama Masjid nearby the Agra Fort.
Things to buy: Silk products and silk saris 
Tips: With the right negotiating skills, one is likely to find some good quality products at reasonable price.
Timings: 11 AM to 9 PM, Tuesday closed
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3. Kinari Bazaar

Kinari Bazaar is located near Jama Masjid of Agra. It is the wholesale market of the city with a great history which makes it one of the top places for shopping in Agra.
Things to Buy: Handicrafts, along with marble, glassware, rugs, leather and textiles.
Tips: Try to get yourself a good bargain in the wholesale and get good quality products at a reasonable price.
Timings: 11 AM to 9 PM, Tuesday closed
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4. TDI Mall

TDI Mall is situated on the Fatehabad Road nearby the popular Taj Mahal. Apart from being a great shopping spot, the mall is also quite feasible for its entertainment as well as leisure purpose. There is a huge food court too with all kinds of varieties of food dishes. 
Things to Buy: The place is famous for its wide range of products and clothes both branded as well as non-branded.
Tips: Visit the mall when there is a sale on brands because that is the time when you are likely to find a value for money.
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
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5. Raja Ki Mandi

It is one of the busiest and most crowded shopping markets in Agra. A railway station named Raja ki Mandi railway station is situated right beside the market, in the Lohamandi region of Agra.
Things to Buy: Garments, sweets, jewellery, ladies items, household items and religious items. 
Tips: 
A person who loves street shopping will adore the place. Also, do not forget to bargain the prices for a reasonable deal.
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6. Shah Market

This market is situated near the Sanjay Place market of Agra. It is one of the finest wholesale and retail markets for shopping in Agra.
Things to Buy: Smartphones, 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.
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM
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7. Shahganj Bazaar

This local market situated in Agra has grown over the years giving out some good quality products.
Things to Buy: 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.
Tips: Do not give any price quoted. Bargain to some extent. Also, take care of your belongings.
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8. Shoe Market

This market is located in the area called Hing Ki Mandi. It is a very famous shoe market in the city.
Things to Buy: Since Agra is popular for its footwear industry, one can get a good pair of shoes at the market.
Tips: Since the market is situated in a congested area, it is advisable not to drive your vehicle there. Instead, use the public transport. The market is visited by wholesalers to buy the products in wholesale meaning that one can get quite a good deal at the market.
Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM
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Famous Shops in Agra

Numerous retail outlets in Agra have a host of handicraft on sale. If you want to purchase souvenirs, you can head to the UP Handlooms and UPICA on MG Road. Apart from these, Subhash Emporium offer products made of Agra marble. There are also many big showrooms and government-run handicraft shops that you can shop in.

Things to Buy in Agra

  • When shopping in Agra, you just can't miss splurging on the marble crafts. You can buy a miniature marble replica of the Taj Mahal or exquisite marble vases, ashtrays and ornamental boxes.
  • The other thing Agra is famous for is leather, be it leather boots, belts, bags, slipper or jackets. Agra has markets where you can get some of the best deals on leather goods.
  • Another must-buy item is the rugs and carpets. You can choose from a wide range of mats, rugs, wall hangings and carpets. 

Tips For Shopping In Agra

  • While shopping in Agra, be careful about the quality of stone and marble products. One way of identifying is that the genuine marble is opaque and does not allow light to pass through. 
  • Avoid going shopping with drivers or guides at they tend to get heavy commissions, making your items costly
  • Credit cards are accepted at almost all the shops in Agra
The city is beautiful and offers an amazing shopping experience. Do plan a trip to this beautiful place, away from the bustling sound of the city. If shopping is on your mind, then Agra won't leave you disappointed!

This post was published by Saumya Bansal

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