Exploring handicrafts and arts through a walking tour in Agra can be a delightful and enriching experience. Agra, known for the iconic Taj Mahal, also boasts a rich cultural heritage with a thriving handicrafts industry. Here's a suggested walking tour itinerary to discover the arts and crafts scene in Agra:
Begin your walking tour in Taj Ganj, the area around the Taj Mahal.
Explore the local market where you can find a variety of handicrafts, including marble inlay work, miniature paintings, and leather goods.
Visit local shops to witness artisans creating intricate marble designs.
Walk to Kinari Bazaar, a bustling market known for its colorful textiles, embroidered fabrics, and zari work.
Explore shops offering traditional Indian clothing, such as sarees and scarves.
Move towards Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in Agra.
Discover a wide range of handicrafts, including brassware, jewelry, and leather items.
Don't miss the Petha shops – Agra is famous for its Petha, a sweet made from ash gourd.
Visit Shilpgram, a crafts village that showcases traditional arts and crafts from different regions of India.
Witness live demonstrations of pottery, weaving, and other crafts.
Shop for authentic handmade crafts directly from artisans.
Explore Mughal Bazaar for Mughal-inspired arts and crafts.
Look for items such as Zardozi embroidery, marble handicrafts, and traditional jewelry.
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