Moradabad: Attractions and more...
Moradabad offers some of the best works of bronze and copper in the world and one visiting Moradabad should be on the lookout of these.
In Moradabad, the prime market is called Peetal Mandi. This is a congested alley that has several small and big shops that sell copper and bronze. At the beginning, one can find small shops that sell decorative small items and miniatures.
However as one progresses inside there are huge showrooms that exhibit exclusive objects. The most favored copper items are the utensils. These are available in all sizes and shapes and are adorned with exquisite Naqqashi (design) work.
Other popular objects are the ‘Gulabpash’ or Rosewater Sprayer and ‘Itradan’ or Perfume Sprayer. These two items also have various sizes and shapes and are created from bronze. The ‘Aftab’ or Wine servers have attractive copper lining but are heavy.
Another favorite item worth its money is the Bronze busts. The most popular bust is of Alexander the Great and his favorite horse Bushaphelas. Some other busts are those of Mahatma Gandhi, Gautam Buddha, Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Lenin and millions of Hindu deities.