Other than being a land rich in religion, culture and tradition, Uttar Pradesh boasts of being home to handicrafts where tourists can take absolute delight in shopping. Right from the fabulous zardozi embroidery to the delicacy of chikan work, from marble crafting to glass work, the state gives the tourists an opportunity to get the best ever shopping experience in Uttar Pradesh.
Starting from the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is considered to be one of the best places for shopping with of course the first thing comes in mind is the famous Chikankari of Uttar Pradesh which is one of the most elegant and royal embroidery of India which is combined with Zardosi (embroidery with gold and silver threads) and crystal work and used for embellishing the clothes. Tourists getting their hands on anything made of Chikankari including sarees, kurtas, dupattas and more will be an obvious choice while shopping in Uttar Pradesh. Moving on to Meerut, the city is the largest producer of musical instruments in India which is no less than a paradise for the music lovers. In addition to this, Meerut is yet another place for shopping which is one of the major suppliers of sports goods in the world. Besides this, the leather work of Kanpur is famous where tourists can buy bags, shoes, jackets and more. Firozabad is famous for glassware of Firozabad which exports quality glass jewellery, art ware, necklaces and bangles.
Tourists travelling to the western Uttar Pradesh will get an enthralling shopping experience in the state. Admired for brassware and bronzes, Moradabad has earned worldwide for fame in producing and exporting some excellent brassware. The stunning copper and bronze items include small busts and statues, utensils, mementoes and more. Located not very far from the city, Aligarh is popular for manufacturing locks including the 'Chinese Locks'. Other than this, heading to Saharanpur and Bareilly will introduce the tourists to some of the best furniture and wood carvings.
Moving on to Mathura and Varanasi, the cities have developed fame in stone carvings while Agra is a hub of excellent marble crafting. On visiting Agra, tourists can shop from a wide range of marble souvenirs including lamps, boxes, lamps and other decorative items. Also, the heritage of ivory carving in the city has been influenced by the Mughals which one can witness when holidaying in Agra. Shopping from a variety of precious and semi-precious jewellery and Persian carpets in Agra would be an ideal choice.
Reflecting a true picture of the state's cosmopolitan and contemporary lifestyle along with a unique blend of traditionalism, Uttar Pradesh shopping caters to every need and desire of the travellers that offers alluring an exquisite items that stand part with their style and elegance.