Agra can easily be termed as India’s tourism capital, thanks to one of the Seven Wonders of The World – the Taj Mahal. Agra, before the advent of the Mughal, was ruled by the Rajput. The Mughal rule was established by Babur in 1526 and since then till the late years of Shah Jahan’s rule, Agra was the capital city of the Mughal Empire. Agra Is famous for its special kind of inlay work executed on trinket and cigarette boxes and other souvenirs, reminiscent of what had been seen at the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort or Baby Taj. India since the centuries has been famous for its craftsmanship. The traditional craftsmanship and Islamic patterns gave new dimensions to the artisans and their sculptures, art etc. In the bazar area one can see craftsmen chiselling away at small pieces of marble or semi-precious stones before setting them, carving teakwood (figurines, trays, bowls and elephants of all sizes) or just producing inexpensive pieces of Oriental bric-a-brac. Agra has many markets and shopping centers that offer thousands of artistic and ethnic products such as miniature replicas of the Taj Mahal. One of the outstanding local crafts is colored lacework, generally done with gold and silver thread and often including semi-precious stones. Such pieces are ideal for summer handbags and evening bags, as the work is generally done on dark velvet. Agra is famous for leather goods of wide variety such as footwear, handbags, wallets, and other decorative products. A shopalcohlic can also buy wooden sandals, copper products, decorative stones, embroidery carpets and floor mats in the local handicraft showrooms.