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The Marble World Exhibitors – Agra

We had the opportunity to visit the Marble World Exhibitors in Agra, they showed us how marble is decorated and the different marbles from around the World. The most important is the Makrana Marble which was used to build Taj Mahal, from Makrana in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. The marble is a metamorphic rock. It is found in a single deposit in India. The Makrana marble is 90–98 percent Calcium carbonate

Makrana has various mines in the Aravallis range, popularly known as Doongri, Devi, Ulodi, Saabwali, Gulabi, Kumari, Neharkhan, Matabhar, Matabhar Kumari, Chuck Doongri, Chosira and Pahar Kua. The Pahar Kua range is thought to be the actual mine from which the marble for the Taj Mahal was extracted.

The shop sells all kinds of Marble products, from table tops, to decoration and various souvenirs. They even custom make a product if you want. The prices were a bit high compared to other places. In addition, the tour guide will take you to a place they get commission. A lot of bad reviews on Trip advisor on the shop, because of the prices. Although the workman ship was beautiful. Below are the pictures from the trip.