If there is any word that signifies Moradabad completely then that word is ought to be 'Copper'. Copper summarizes Moradabad same as Coal and Cotton do to Liverpool and Manchester respectively. The city thrives on Copper and Bronze and that is what to look out for in Moradabad. The city offers some of the best works of Copper and Bronze in the world.
The main market in Moradabad is Peetal Mandi. This otherwise congested
alley boasts of hundreds of small and big shops selling copper and
bronze. In the starting, you will find smaller shops that sell
miniatures and small items as decorative. But if you move a bit deep,
you will find numerous big showrooms that have exclusive items on
Among the copper items, the most favored ones are utensils. They come
in every size and shape and are decorated with beautiful Naqqashi work.
Do buy a few that suit your luggage. Another famous items that are on
sale are 'Itradan' and 'Ghulabpash' i.e. Perfume Sprayer and Rosewater
Sprayer respectively. They come in every size and shapes and are
primarily made out of Bronze, an alloy of Copper. These are a must buy
in Moradabad. Another favored item is 'Aftab' or 'Wine Servers'. They
are done with beautiful copper lining works and are heavy.
Bronze busts are another favorite buy in Moradabad. The most famous
busts that you will find are of Alexander The Great and his favorite
horse Bushaphelas. They come in various sizes and shapes and are a must
buy in Moradabad. Apart from that, you can select from the busts of
Mahatma Gandhi, Lenin, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Gautam Buddha
apart from zillions major or minor Hindu deities. Miniatures are another
must buy in Moradabad. Small replicas of Canons and Gates of Kabba at
Mecca are the most favored buys.
Apart from Copper, Moradabad is also famous for its Wrought-Iron items.
These include furniture, decorative, Lamp-sheds and vase. Do buy a few
suiting your need and budget.