We soon made our way back to Delhi but not before loading up on the famed Agre ka petha from Panchee Petha Store for our loved ones back home.This definitely is, and I am sure will always be, one of the most amazing journeys of my life and remain etched in my memory forever. The trip sort of turned my life around and made me more of a diligent traveler that I am today than a casual, laid-back tourist I was until that summer of 2012. No matter where life takes me, Agra will always be my favorite place on earth.
Now, when in Agra, peetha must not be missed. As word of mouth goes, peetha from Panchhi store is the best that Agra has. It is one of the oldest petha stores of Agra, established in 1926 and selling a large variety of pethas. From Angoori to Kesar, Panchhi petha is popular all over Agra, so much so that its duplicates criss-cross the market.
The city is dotted with several Petha stores claiming to be the original Panchi Petha. Nevertheless, most of the sweets are delectable and are good to carry home for friends. I stopped at a Petha store near the Sadar Market and was satisfied with my choice. There are far too many flavours of Petha available: chocolate, elaichi, mango.