The Taj Mahotsav at Agra is a Ten days carnival, that is a culturally vibrant platform that brings together the finest Indian Crafts and cultural nuances. Starts from 18th February each year at Shilpgram, the Taj Mahotsav is a much-awaited event. Folk music, shayari (poetry) and classical dance performances as well as elephant and camel rides, games and a food festival, everything is in totally indian style. India's extensive arts, crafts and culture are on display.
Ten Days Carnival
Mahotsav is a continuous 10 day carnival, which held annually at
Shilpgram, near Tajmahal every year. The impressive festival
commences with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendor.
Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master
craftsmen together recreate the glorious past of the Mughals. Its
really a never forgetting experience.
The Taj Mahal
Mahotsav area becomes a live culture, crafts and traditions of
India. It is a great opportunity for legendary artisans to display
their exquisite works of art. Marble of course rules the festivities
each year for obvious reasons.
Besides these, crafts
include wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass and other metal ware
from Moradabad, handmade carpets of Badohi, the pottery of Khurja,
chickan-work of Lucknow, the silk of Banaras and much more.
festivities can never be complete without the preparation of exotic
cuisine. Some of the best and richest foods are available during
Add to this the soul-stirring performances from
folk artists of various states casting a spell on the visitors.
Throughout the Taj Mahotsav, one can experience a profusion of folk
music and dances of Dundelkhand, 'Nautanki' (Drama), 'Sapera' dance
of Rajasthan, Lavani of Maharashtra... performed just the way they
used to be centuries ago. Visitors join in with the folk dancers
enjoying swinging to a different tune and dance style.
Taj Mahotsav is truly India at her best with a glimpse of her rich
heritage and extraordinary legacies.