Best known for: Leather goods and ethnic clothing
Talking about shopping in Agra, you cannot miss the Sadar Bazaar which is the most famous shopping spots in the city situated near the Agra Cantonment railway station. Attracting a huge lot of tourists everyday, Sadar Bazaar is a favorite hotspot for shopaholics. Some of the major products that sell here like hot cakes are handicrafts, garments, sweets, leather products and many more products all under the same umbrella. Agra is famous for leather products, and no other place than Sadar Bazaar sells better collection of leather goods. To point out precisely, a store named Taj Leather World is among the most popular ones selling excellent quality products available in a wide variety at reasonable rates. Sadar Bazaar must be your way if you are looking for ethnic clothing, footwear and accessories, or any other items as souvenir to take back home. Not just for the traditionally sold items, but also for hangout places like Caf? Coffee Day and many more, Sadar Bazaar can be your most preferred location. While different stores would call out for different products at varied rates, it is advisable to bargain before making the final call and final purchase.
Best known for: Silk products, mainly sarees
Timing: 11:00am-9:00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Located in the Halwai Gali of Agra, Subhash Bazaar is yet another favorite among the tourists. Situated close to the Jama Masjid at its northern side, Subhash is popular for its collection of silk items. It is an amazing place to shop silk apparels, bags, and dress materials among which silk sarees are the most famous in comparison to its contemporary places. Besides silk items, one can also shop for handicrafts, local delicacies, marble souvenirs, and several other knick-knacks among the best selling products sold here in Subhas Bazaar. This place and its products are a steal-deal for people who excel at bargaining. Those who are good at bargaining skills would help the visitors to purchase the quality products at an amazing price range. The place is open till 9pm from 11am offering the tourists a good span of 10 hours to roam around and pick their favorites. However, it must be noted that the bazaar is shut on Tuesdays as a weekly holiday. Interested shopaholics must plan their trip to Subhas Bazaar accordingly.
Best known for: Mainly wholesalers of handicrafts, marble, glassware, rugs, leather and textiles
The area near the Jama Masjid is a shopper?s paradise, as another wholesale market called Kinari Bazaar is widely popular among the tourists. Selling products at the best range in the region, Kinari Bazaar is famous as a heritage shopping area which makes it even more famous among the tourists. The place has a huge variety of products to offer that range from handicrafts to glassware to marbles to rugs to textiles, laces and leather. The market is famous for its business with wholesalers and retailers both. Like the other major shopping areas of Agra, Kinari Bazaar too demands for excellent bargaining skills to get the best deals and rates. It is a favorite with both the locals as well as the tourists looking to pick a souvenir or two. Kinari Bazaar has a reputation in selling some of the finest jewellery in Agra. At the same time, the locals visit the place for bridal shopping at the best availability and best price range. Bridal range is available in everything from apparels to jewelleries to ceremonious curios and junks.
Best known for: Designer, branded and non-branded apparels and products
Timing: 10:00am -10:00pm
This is more towards the urbanized face of shopping and retail in Agra. TDI Mall is located on the FatehpurI Road which is quite near to the famous landmark the Taj Mahal. The mall is best known as a shopping place in the city for those looking for modern apparels and commercial goods. It is also known for the entertaining experience that it has to offer. The mall has a balanced number of stores and stalls of local brands as well as international and designer brands spread across the mall complex. It is also a great haven for the foodies as it is one of the finest destinations of several varieties of delicious cuisines including local delicacies of Agra. There is a food court in the mall which sells food of local and international food chains. TDI Mall is a good place for people who adore brands and want to buy reliable goods all under the same shelter. If affordability is a factor, TDI Mall is advisable to be visited during discounts and offers to avail the sale and deals on majority of items.
Raja Ki Mandi
Best known for: Diverse market with everything from apparels to jewelry to handicrafts and sweets
Raja Ki Mandi is one of the busiest and most crowded shopping markets of the city which is located right adjacent to the local railway station of the same name. This market is located in the Lohamandi region of Agra and is counted among the most popular and preferred places to go shopping within the city. The place is chaotic yet lively due to the large crowd of people selling, buying, bargaining or window-shopping throughout the region. The list of shops and stalls is a long one with the availability of hundreds of local specialities like garments, sweets, jewellery, ladies items, household items and religious items to name a few. The diversity of this market is so huge that a shopper needs enough time and patience to explore it all. Raja Ki Mandi is exclusively liked by those who are much into street shopping and knows the knack of choosing and bargaining. Once visited, this place is guaranteed to let you go carrying at least few shopping bags in hand with items which are not available anywhere else in the city. Anyone visiting Agra must not miss to explore this market, to make the most of your shopping checklist.
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