Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the state of Uttar Pradesh, north India. The King Sultan Sikandar Lodi was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in the year 1506. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658.
Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three UNESCO World Heritage Sites Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. It is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosophies that have enriched mankind and shaped human thought over centuries.
Agra is a shopper’s paradise for those who love to buy specialties of the place as souvenirs and keepsakes or as gifts for their loved ones, Agra offers mini Taj replicas in various sizes for the tourists. This white-marble Taj is often used as decorative items in the homes and are considered to bring good luck for the lovers. Leather items at Agra are famous for their quality. These include leather sandals, purses, bags and decorative items. There are lots of handicraft emporiums that offer a variety of sandalwood and rose wood items along with brass decorative pieces and stone carved images. The fine work done by the local artisans in the city is notable and the markets of Agra are the best place to explore exquisite piece of fine Zari embroidery work, stone inlay work, durries and carpets.