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Hing Ki Mandi

Asia's Biggest Wholesale Market For Shoes

Hing Ki Mandi, Agra
Shopping > Flea/ Street Markets
If we want to talk about how significant this market in India's shoe industry, then let's state a fact - 65% of the total production happens here. In Mughal times this market was famous for its trade in 'Asafoetida' so the name 'Hing' got associated. More than 300,000 pairs of shoes are traded in this market every day. Before Independence the market had a majority of Muslim traders, many of them went to Pakistan after the division. Mostly, the shoes here are hand-crafted and the market is so div show more

Something unique

The area has as much as 5500 shops dealing exclusively in footwear.

Tips from insiders

  • Bargaining is a must.
  • Beware of pickpockets.