Heritage & Handicraft Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra
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  • 3 hours
  • Agra
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Agra is mainly known for some major industries like the footwear industry, jewellery industry, tourism industry, etc. Their export system runs all over the world. But apart from these, there are a lot of small and traditional businesses like the kite factory, thread factory, wooden utensils factory, zardozi arts, etc. They have been running for centuries by some old families who live in Agra. Whenever we walk or go through the old markets of Agra, we can see very small shops that include kite making, thread making, zardozi art, and marble work, but when we enter these shops, we can see huge galleries where workers carry out their work. During the walk, we will explore the working system of these small factories that have silently been serving the city for generations. You will bear witness to the fast handiwork here along with the myriad skills.

Itinerary

- Visit one of the oldest workshops of zardozi around Tajmahal. Learn briefly about the history of this craft and details and intricacies of craftsmanship.
- Visit a workshop of Marble Inlay work (Pietra Dura) and learn how this craft started with the history of Tajmahal and flourished till the time.
- Walking down the 17th-century lanes around Tajmahal we'll visit some households where people are engaged in making garlands and other body jewelry of fresh flowers. Learn briefly about how the use of fresh flowers has changed with time and affected the industry.
- Visit three-generation old workshop of Marble Prachinkari work and learn briefly about the connection of this art with Pietra Dura.
- Live flute performance in front of a 17th-century castle - Here we'll talk about how handicrafts flourished at the Mughal period.
- Exploring the household art of carpetmaking and learn briefly how present-day designs have evolved with cross-community acculturation.



Inclusions
  • Tour Guide

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

The Retreat, Taj Nagari Phase -1 Near Prateek Enclave, Shilpgram Rd, Taj Nagari Phase 1, Telipara, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any Hotel in Agra.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

967kristenp

09 Mar, 2020

After taking this tour, we took several other tours with the same group. All the tours were great. The guides are all super-friendly and helpful. They took us places we would never have found on our own. We got some great items at the shops they took us to as well. Can't recommend checking this group out enough.

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