sambhal is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Sambhal district was carved out of the Moradabad district in 2011. It comprises three tehsils: Sambhal and Chandausi, and Gunnaur. Sambhal city is popular for its unique craft items made of horns and bones. These items are manufactured in the Sarai Tarin for export. Sambhal is believed to have flourished during the rule of Akbar. However, the growth rate diminished and the city lost its popularity when Shah Jahan took over the charge of the city. Sambhal has many mint farms and it is Asias largest market of mentha oil or Methanol. The Sarai Tarin area is famous for its handicraft industry. Decorated showpieces of bone and horns with intricate handiwork are exported to Europe. The rural residents are mostly employed in agriculture. Having been ruled by great Islamic rulers from the Mughal dynasty and the Delhi Sultanate, Sambhal houses many mosques and mausoleums of Islamic architecture. The Shahi Jama Masjid, Chakki Ka Paat, Tota Maina Ki Kabr, Manokamna Mandir, etc. are the places worth visiting at Sambhal.
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