is famous for its fine marble work. Hereditary craftsmen who
are descendants of the marble carvers who worked on the 'Wonder
in Marble' the Taj Mahal, offer their wares in the crafts
emporia and marble showrooms in Agra India.
The skilled craftsmen and marble carvers of Agra make a variety
of beautiful decorative items from marble. A miniature marble
replica of the Taj Mahal, is a very popular souvenir. The
Marble replica of the Taj Mahal reproduces the design of the
Taj Mahal with great accuracy and minute detail. While shopping
for marble in Agra do be careful about the quality of the
stone. Genuine marble is opaque and does not allow light to
The marble inlay work of Agra is very beautiful. Various semi-precious
stones are embedded in marble to create pleasing geometric
or floral patterns, similar to those seen in the Taj Mahal.
Marble artifacts painted with attractive designs are another
form of marbleware seen in the markets of Agra. Artifacts
range from vases, ornamental boxes, tabletops, decorative
objects, utility items such as ashtrays and table lamps and
replicas of the Taj Mahal in various sizes. The delicacy of
the workmanship on marble in Agra, is truly amazing.
The main markets for shopping for marble in Agra are near
the Taj Mahal complex. These areas include Sadar Bazaar, Kinari
Bazaar and Munro Road. The U.P State Emporium called Gangotri
at the Taj Mahal Complex, offers a range of marble handicrafts.
The Shilpagram crafts village is another venue where marble
items are on sale, directly by the artisans themselves. You're
sure to find many marble souvenirs to take back with you after
shopping for marble in Agra India.