Raja Ki mandi
Raja Ki Mandi is an old locality in central Agra, located on M.G. Road. The bazaar is famous with locals of Agra. ‘Raja Mandi’ as it is famously known, began as a small market with few shops on both sides of the narrow lane in which the Raja Ki Mandi market is located. A sheer treat for shopaholics, the Raja Mandi bazaar is a one stop destination for locals and tourists alike. From shoes to clothes to accessories, one can find a variety of cost effective things to buy in this market. The market houses some of the oldest shops of cloth material, eatables and a plethora of other items, of the historic city. The centre of attraction at the Raja Mandi market Bhajan Lal’s restaurant-cum-shop that sells the best chole bhature in the city.
Sadar Bazaar is situated in the cantonment area of the city. It is one of the most happening places of the city. The Sadar Bazaar has evolved with a number of showrooms of famous brands like Red Tape and United Colours of Benetton being set up in the market. It is the favourite haunt of locals who like to relax in the evening with their family and enjoy some delicious food. One of the busiest, it is one of the costliest markets of the city. The famous chaat gali of Agra is located here. The chaat gali sells chaat of all kinds, making Sadar Bazaar a favourite among the locals of Agra. Sadar Bazaar also boasts of the famous Panchi Petha chain, another prominent store of which can be found at Hari Parvat crossing. The Sadar Bazaar is one of the best places in the city to collect hand crafted souvenirs.
Naulakhkha is a crowded market adjacent to the Sadar Bazaar. It is a small bazaar with narrow lanes but one that sells almost everything. You wish to buy coloured paper of a certain quality to create a craft item and find it nowhere else in the city, well Naulakhha is the place to go to. Naulakhkha Bazaar is one of the most sought after markets in the city for people looking for obscure items . A visit to it is a must for people looking for good quality material for art and craft, cloth material, or even some finger licking sweets and savoury.
Kinari Bazaar like other crowded bazaars of Agra is another crowed set of lanes with shops on both sides of the market. Kinari bazaar is so crowded that it becomes difficult for vehicles to enter the market, but this is one aspect of the market that makes it all the more interesting. Famous for shops selling clothes and gold and silver ware, the market hasn’t lost its ‘old Agra’ charm inspite of developments and growth of the market. The market also boasts of chaat shops that sell delicious gol gappa and tikki, making the entire experience a fun filled one.
Shahganj Bazaar which had earlier been an obscure market with only a few shops here and there, has now grown in size and the number of shops with quality products available throughout the market. From household goods to clothes of all kinds, from bags and shoes to one of the best vegetable mandis in the city, the market has come to be known as a shopper’s paradise for people looking for inexpensive, good quality paraphernalia.