Kalra's Cottage Industry
Kalra's Cottage Industry
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Kalra’s Cottage Industry is a rugs showroom in Agra. It is an iconic place where you can see, and explore the best hand-knotted rugs in Agra. Founded by Krishan Kalra in 1984, KCI is now a third-generation family business that supports and encourages youth and women empowerment. Over the years, the brand has served its customers with quality products, excellent customer experience, and customer support. The showroom is counted as one of the best places to buy rugs in Agra. The family business is an artisan-centric business where more than 750 artisan families are a part of the active workforce in carpet making. If you admire beauty, art, craft, and craftsmanship, a visit to Kalra’s Cottage Industry will be a fulfilling experience for your soul. The store is a 16,000 sqft with all kinds of rugs including the best Mughal Carpets, and Taj Mahal carpets. Some of the most loved categories of Indian Rugs are Dhurrie Rugs, Silk Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Runner Rugs, and Modern Rugs.
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  • Janet Jones
    United States1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth admirable quality & service!
    I cannot find any shortcomings in the service of this place. From the moment we walked in to the moment their hospitality was top-notch. It was truly amazing, and I highly recommend this place to anyone interested in Indian textiles, art, or craftsmanship. 🤩 😻
    Dear Patron, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to have served you at our store, thank you for your visit at Kalra's Cottage Industry. We would be delighted to assist you again with our latest collect whenever you would be in India next. Best Wishes Kalra's Cottage Industry
    Written 29 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Natalia W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Abrar is amazing!
    Abrar was so knowledgeable and kind. From the time we entered the store, he was welcoming and patient in answering my sister and I’s question. He showed us the process and explained all the materials that are use. He then took us to the showing room and laid the different rugs in front of us as we had chai. I’ll never look at this craft the same way!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Letitia
    Nottingham, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative. Fantastic guy.
    Abrar and his team very hospitality. He shared a wealth of knowledge with us into the whole process of what is required to produce Persian rugs. Fantastic to see the ladies at work and learn the history. The quality is stunning. If I had my own home and the money I would love one for each room. The cashmere and silk was amazing to touch.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Elyana s
    Boulder, Colorado1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional Rug
    I just received my gorgeous handmade rug from India and it is beyond my expectations. I sent a picture of a rug I liked with my custom dimensions and Kalra's created a near perfect replica at a VERY reasonable price. Yogi communicated with me on every step including when I could expect to receive it. The rug takes a few months to make (it is handmade after all) but I was given a realistic timeframe. It was worth the wait!!! So impressed and will get my next rug from them soon.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 May 2024
  • Mobile595418
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Excellent Rug.
    I visited as part of a wider trip to India. The rugs on display were great, & I purchased 1. I was so impressed by it, that on my return home I brought another one. The process of ordering it was easy, with the time to make it being explained. The carriage via UPS went well, with updates on the location updated regularly. Overall, I'm very impressed with both rugs 👍👍👍👍
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 July 2024
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ConnecticutTraveller1
Connecticut72 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our guide took us here, and the sales pitch was very slick. Got a nice free beer out of the experience. I don’t know what the quality of the carpets are there - they looked plenty nice. For a 2.5x6 foot runner, the salesman first said it would cost 700, but eventually went down to 350. We walked away, feeling pressured. Later, we thought more about his claims that we allowed to slide in the moment. A carpet made of pashmina? Doesn’t make sense - true pashmina is very expensive, and too thin for a carpet. If that’s not true, I don’t know what other claims are true or not (handmade? Natural dyes?). I would avoid.
Written 3 January 2020
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Hiker-7
Sacramento CA151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My wife and I visited this shop while on a tour in Agra. They did a very good job of introducing us to hand woven carpets made in the area. Prices are high and based upon material, pattern complexity and knot density. Prices are negotiable. The carpets are absolutely beautiful. They do a good job of packaging your purchase for shipment or carrying home.
Written 28 April 2023
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Dear Patron, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to have served you at our store, thank you for your visit at Kalra's Cottage Industry. We would be delighted to assist you again with our latest collect whenever you would be in India next. Best Wishes Kalra's Cottage Industry
Written 27 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elyana s
Boulder, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I just received my gorgeous handmade rug from India and it is beyond my expectations. I sent a picture of a rug I liked with my custom dimensions and Kalra's created a near perfect replica at a VERY reasonable price. Yogi communicated with me on every step including when I could expect to receive it. The rug takes a few months to make (it is handmade after all) but I was given a realistic timeframe. It was worth the wait!!! So impressed and will get my next rug from them soon.
Written 11 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Janet Jones
United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I cannot find any shortcomings in the service of this place. From the moment we walked in to the moment their hospitality was top-notch. It was truly amazing, and I highly recommend this place to anyone interested in Indian textiles, art, or craftsmanship. 🤩 😻
Written 29 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Patron, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to have served you at our store, thank you for your visit at Kalra's Cottage Industry. We would be delighted to assist you again with our latest collect whenever you would be in India next. Best Wishes Kalra's Cottage Industry
Written 30 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mobile595418
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I visited as part of a wider trip to India.
The rugs on display were great, & I purchased 1.
I was so impressed by it, that on my return home I brought another one.
The process of ordering it was easy, with the time to make it being explained.
The carriage via UPS went well, with updates on the location updated regularly.
Overall, I'm very impressed with both rugs 👍👍👍👍
Written 3 July 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Debra R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I first met Yogi in 2019 when I was in Agra and had a wonderful experience learning about the rug making industry from him. I purchased a rug then, and just worked with him, remotely, to purchase a new rug. The customer service and quality of rugs are both outstanding!! Highly recommend using them.
Written 28 April 2022
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Dear Patron, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to have served you at our store, thank you for your visit at Kalra's Cottage Industry. We would be delighted to assist you again with our latest collect whenever you would be in India next. Best Wishes Kalra's Cottage Industry
Written 30 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dana Quenneville
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We became instant friends with Yogi at the rug factory. we have purchased also since we have returned to the US. All we have to do is email Yogi and tell him what we want and he sends photos and we are easily able to make the purchase and shipping is very quick.
Written 17 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Patron, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to have served you at our store, thank you for your visit at Kalra's Cottage Industry. We would be delighted to assist you again with our latest collect whenever you would be in India next. Best Wishes Kalra's Cottage Industry
Written 30 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kandy1122
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
I got a custom rug done in 2017 during our trip to Agra,India. During the pandemic Yogesh reached out to me & asked if I needed any rugs as the artisans were out of work as this is their sole livelihood. Since then I bought 2 more big rugs & also ordered 3 more custom rugs & one custom tapestry. They are honest, considerate & easy to work with. Yogesh sends me updates as the rugs are being woven over 3-9 months depending on the size. Highly recommend without reservation.
Written 28 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Patron, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to have served you at our store, thank you for your visit at Kalra's Cottage Industry. We would be delighted to assist you again with our latest collect whenever you would be in India next. Best Wishes Kalra's Cottage Industry
Written 30 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natalia W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Abrar was so knowledgeable and kind. From the time we entered the store, he was welcoming and patient in answering my sister and I’s question.

He showed us the process and explained all the materials that are use.

He then took us to the showing room and laid the different rugs in front of us as we had chai.

I’ll never look at this craft the same way!
Written 17 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Letitia
Nottingham, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Abrar and his team very hospitality. He shared a wealth of knowledge with us into the whole process of what is required to produce Persian rugs. Fantastic to see the ladies at work and learn the history.
The quality is stunning.
If I had my own home and the money I would love one for each room.
The cashmere and silk was amazing to touch.
Written 3 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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