surahis (water pots) are noted for their uniform green- blue glazes with
plain surfaces, the base being prepared from red clay. Excellent water
containers are made in
and Hapur which stand out with their striking designs of flowing lines and
floral patterns, often capped by wired shaped spouts.
has marble as well as alabaster products. Some objects are embossed with
semiprecious stone or synthetic gems.
has been well
known from time immemorial for its silk saris, brocade and brassware but do
Varanasi, is the first city in India for
the multitude of its cast and sculptured mythological images and emblemata
in brass and copper as well as household utensils. In recent years Mirzapur
has also emerged as one of the important brass industries in the state.
Agra, the City of the
magnificent Taj Mahal is famous primarily for
its marble and soft stone inlay work & for
its carpet industry. It was in the days of Akbar that carpet-makers from
were settled in
and it continued to be one of the leading centres in Persian carpet-making.
The Industry also developed in Bhadoi and Mirzapur where it continues to
Also Sadar Bazar. Tajganj,
Kinari Bazar, Munro Road, Pratap Pura, Gwalior Road which brush each other
are the main bazaars of Agra towards the south. It is advisable not to heed
to the persuasions of touts at any of these markets.
This area is generally
full of life as all tourist related services, hotels, showrooms, etc. are in
abundance here. It is also adjoining the cantonment area, but slightly away
from the main Agra railway station which is towards the north. Take with you
some sweets which are rare in taste like the Petha and Gazak. Should you
prefer some snacky item with a bit of spice ask for Dalmoth.
So go ahead, shop to your
heartís delight and take home an exquisite, piece made in
India , just for you.