Agra is located on the banks of river Yamunain the northern stateof Uttar Pradesh. Unlike the bigger cities of the country, Agra still has the old world charm and there’s an amazing simplicity about its people. Most of the inhabitants are involved in the crafts either directly or indirectly.India ranks second among the footwear producing countries next to China. While leather shoes and uppers are concentrated in large-scale units, the sandals and chappals are produced in the household and cottage sector. These are sold to domestic whole-sale buyers or exported. The leather skins are sourced from tanneries in Chennai (goat and sheep), Kanpur (baffalo) and Jalandhar (baffalo and cow). The difference is in their texture, thickness and color.