Ev­ery year, Agra holds one-ofits-kind re­cre­ation of Lord Ram and his broth­ers’ wed­dings with the princesses of Janak Puri. A tra­di­tion that goes back more than 125 years, Ram Barat is a three­day car­ni­val. The pro­ces­sion starts from Mankamesh­war Tem­ple, reaches the king­dom of King Janaka (Sita’s fa­ther) the next day, and the wed­ding takes place on the third day. It is a city full of Man­dis and Na­mak Ki Mandi stands out for be­ing a whole­sale mar­ket of gold, jew­ellery, stones and more.

Apart from the pop­u­lar mar­ble in­lay work­pieces, Agra is also fa­mous for leather shoes and jack­ets, which are a great buy in Sadar Bazaar or Hing Ki Mandi. If you are look­ing for beau­ti­fully-wo­ven Mughal and Per­sian style car­pets and rugs, check out Fate­habad Road or roam in the lanes of Ki­nari Bazaar.

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