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Taj Mahotsav in Agra

Taj Mahotsav is a 10-day-long carnival that is held near Taj Mahal’s eastern gate at Shilpgram. It is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals in Agra. In order to give a boost to the Indian tourism industry, the UP Tourism organizes the same. This festival took shape in 1992 and there is no looking back since then. 

Every year, there is a special theme or message for the world.

Taj Mahotsav in Agra

On the first day, the festival starts with a huge procession on the road with camels and elephants decorated in the same way as they were in the victory processions of Mughals. Trumpet players, drum beaters, skilled craftsmen, dancers and other artisans also join the procession.

Events at Taj Mahotsav

One can experience the magnetic and majestic music and dance performances by artistes coming from various walks of life. One feels that he is entrapped in a spell as these performances are completely soul stirring.  One can also experience the folk dance from Braj Bhoomi in the same style as it used to be performed many centuries ago. 

Art and Craft at Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav is the ground where almost 400 artisans from various parts of the country have an opportunity to display their unmatched products. 

Some of them include cane/bamboo work from the north eastern states of India, stone/wood carvings from Tamil Nadu, Zardozi and marble work from the home town Agra, paper mache work from Kashmir and south Indian states, brassware from Moradabad, Khurja’s pottery, Bhadohi’s handmade carpets.

Lucknow’s chikankari; Varanasi’s zari and silk work and Kantha work from West Bengal, etc. And the list does not end here, there are many others that also find their place at Taj Mahotsav and receive a great response.

Cuisines at Taj Mahotsav

Although Taj Mahotsav is the right place to experience the country’s traditional arts and crafts and folk music and dances, no event becomes complete without pampering the taste buds of the visitors. There is an endless variety of finger licking cuisines from all parts of the country. Even the typical Uttar Pradesh preparations can be enjoyed here.

Fun Fair at Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav in Agra Special Events

The children accompanying their families do not feel left out at Taj Mahotsav. Special arrangements are made for their entertainment. Fun Fair brings amusement to these young ones who are not only thrilled but also wish to return back for more every year. There are numerous rides such as roller coaster, merry-go-round, ferris wheel, train rides, etc wherein the whole family can have great fun.

Contact: Office of Secretary, Taj Mahotsav Samiti, U.P. Tourism, 64, Taj Road, Agra-282001

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