After hotel pickup in Agra, set out with your guide by air-conditioned vehicle and head for the city’s colorful shopping areas. If there are any places you’re very keen to visit, let your guide know. Your itinerary is flexible, and they can help you get the most from your time by creating a personalized shopping experience.
On route, get insider tips on Agra’s shopping scene, and the handicrafts and products that are specialities of the city. Once a Mughal stronghold, Agra was known for its rich culture and royal master craftsmen. Their skills have passed down to today’s artisans, who still produce exquisite inlaid marble, embroidery, carpets, jewelry, and leatherware.
Follow your guide around some of the artisanal stalls, meeting the craftspeople and perhaps buying from them directly. Your guide will also offer bartering tips to help you clinch bargains.
Plus, dive into some of Agra’s vibrant bazaars and speciality stores. Maybe explore marble showrooms, or scout out beautiful saris from quality sari vendors.
Other musts include shops selling finely embroidered carpets, tailored cloths, bedspreads, and Indian spices.
After about four hours, return to your vehicle armed with your shopping bags, and end your trip with a hotel drop-off.