Taj Mahal is always in the tour itinerary of tourists in India. The monument
with immense amount of aesthetic beauty is the largest mausoleum built by an
emperor in the memory of his beloved wife. A trip to Taj Mahal is truly a
special one, but it becomes exceptionally special, if visited at the time of
Come February and Agra is in full bloom to celebrate its very own - Taj
Mahotsav. The colourful celebration of Taj Mahotsav continues for 10 days.
The 10 days long festival of Taj Mahotsav, portrays the rich culture &
heritage of Uttar Pradesh, displaying the arts, crafts, culture, cuisine,
dance and music. At this time of the year, Agra is in all its glory. Taj
Mahotsav is composed by Uttar Pradesh Tourism as an annual event at
Shilpgram situated next to the Taj Mahal. The festival begins with an
amazing procession inspired by the splendour of the yesteryears. Fully
adorned elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master
craftsmen, all are in festive mind-set to enliven a visual delight reminding
the golden period of the Mughal era.
Taj Mahotsav is an assemblage of the exquisite artisans and master
craftsmen, who gave life to their speechless piece of art. The festival
demonstrates an astonishing assortment of marble inlays, fine art &
crafts, wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass and other metalware artifacts
from Moradabad, the blue pottery from Khurja, the Chikan work of Lucknow,
the silk of Banares to list a few. Agra with its exemplary tradition of
exclusive craftmanship is thus the most ideal sphere for organising a
cultural fair like the Taj Mahotsav. Apart from the art & crafts fair,
the festival also organises Food Festival for the epicureans. This festival
serves you the exotic cuisine's and delicacies prepared on the fundamental
of the typical preparations from the interiors of Uttar Pradesh.
Taj Mahotsav recreates the glory and ambience once associated with Mughal
Emperors, through the exquisite cultural & classical performances held
at the backdrop of the ageless sites - Taj Mahal.