Agra’s Amazing Handicraft Shops Walking Tour, Agra (Self Guided)

Agra is famous for its outstanding marble handicraft items, carpets and rugs, leatherwork, brassware, wood carved figures, and other wonderful creations of talented local craftsmen and artisans. Check out Agra’s amazing handicraft shops in this self-guided tour!
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Agra’s Amazing Handicraft Shops Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Agra’s Amazing Handicraft Shops Walking Tour
Guide Location: India » Agra (See other walking tours in Agra)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: leticia
U.P. Handicrafts Development Centre

1) U.P. Handicrafts Development Centre

U.P. Handicraft Development Centre will impress you with its vast collection of splendid rugs and wonderful handmade carpets. Presented by local master craftsmen, they represent pieces of art with gorgeous floral and geometric designs. Specializing in wood carved figures and lampshades, it also offers lamps, vases, pots, plates, jewelry boxes, and various decorative items.
Om Textile And Handicrafts

2) Om Textile And Handicrafts

If you want to buy typical Indian handicrafts, Om Textile and Handicrafts is an excellent place for this. This wonderful Indian handicraft store offers a wide selection of beautiful handicrafts, created by talented Indian artisans.
Mughal Carpets

3) Mughal Carpets

Mughal Carpets is a wonderful handicraft shop in Agra, which specializes in gorgeous Persian carpets. You will find beautiful rugs and carpets, made to Persian, Indian, and Mughal designs, which represent true works of art.
Munshi Ganeshi Lal and Sons

4) Munshi Ganeshi Lal and Sons

Munshi Ganeshi Lal and Sons offers, since 1862, a wide collection of handicraft items, including fine jewelry, paintings, marble plates, sandalwood carvings, handmade cases, brass, marble coaster sets, Taj Mahal models, table tops, handmade lamps, embroidered wall plates and jackets.
Indian Crafts Gallery

5) Indian Crafts Gallery

Indian Crafts Gallery is an Indian handicraft paradise, which was established in 1980 by the Darel family. This fantastic store offers magnificent art, gorgeous jewelry, splendid accessories, beautiful indigenous memorabilia and excellent music.
Ratan Handicrafts

6) Ratan Handicrafts

This Indian handicraft shop contains all types of textiles, including napkins, wall hangings, Punjabi dresses, tablecloths, kurtis, bedsheets, bags, silk sarees, scarves, and cushion covers, as well as antiques and planters. You will also find here Christmas ornamental bells, hanging stars, tree hangings and decorations.

Walking Tours in Agra, India

Create Your Own Walk in Agra

Create Your Own Walk in Agra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Agra is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Agra Taj Mahal Walking Tour

Agra Taj Mahal Walking Tour

Agra is most known for containing one of the seven wonders of the modern world - the Taj Mahal. This finest example of Mughal architecture attracts thousands of tourists and visitors, who admire its magnificence and beauty. Take the following tour to see the marvelous attractions in the Taj area!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Agra, the former capital of India under the powerful Mughal emperors, today is perhaps India's most popular tourist destination, in large part due to the magnificent Taj Mahal located here. Still, other than the iconic mausoleum, Agra is renowned for its colossal historic heritage manifested in numerous sites. To find out what else the city has to offer, take this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Agra for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Agra has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Agra, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.