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Taj Mahotsav

February 18, 2009

Taj Mahotsav starts on 18th February each year in Shilpgram, Taj Mahotsav is a ten-day at Agra is a culturally vibrant platform that brings together the finest Indian craft and cultural nuances. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master craftsmen together recreate the glorious past of the Mughals.


Taj Mahal Mahotsav area becomes a live culture, crafts and traditions it’s a much awaited event.  It’s celebrated as a festive introduction to India and Uttar Pradesh. India’s extensive arts, crafts and culture are on display.


In this Taj Mahotsav folk music, shayari, poetry and classical dance performances as well as elephant and camel rides, games and a food festival is the part this festival.

The Taj Mahotsav is a non-stop 10 day carnival held annually at Shilpgram, near Tajmahal. The impressive festival commences with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendor.

Taj Mahotsav, one can experience a profusion of folk music and dances of Dundelkhand, ‘Nautanki’ (Drama), ‘Sapera’ dance of Rajasthan, Lavani of Maharashtra.

In this festival Besides all these, crafts include wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass and other metal ware from Moradabad, handmade carpets of Badohi, and the pottery of Khurja, chickan-work of Lucknow, the silk of Banaras and much more.