Taj Mahotsav is an annual 10-day event held at Shilpgram in Agra, India. This festival invokes the memories of the old Mughal era and Nawabi style prevalent in Uttar Pradesh in 18th and 19th centuries.
The festival starts with a road procession with decorated elephants and camels like victory processions of Mughal Emperors and warlords. Drum beaters, trumpet players, folk dancers, skilled crafts men and artisans also join the procession. Artists from all over India come here to display their art and craftmanship.
This 10 day long carnival will give you information about India’s rich art, culture, cuisines, craft, dance and music. The beauty of Taj Mahal along with the festivities of Taj Mahotsav makes it an amazing place to be seen. The carnival is organized by Uttar Pradesh Tourism in order to boost tourism in India.
About 400 artisans from different parts of India get an opportunity to display their works of art. To name a few among them are the wood/stone carvings from Tamil Nadu, Bamboo/cane work from North East India, Paper mash work from South India and Kashmir, the marble and zardozi work from Agra, wood carving from Saharanpur, brass wares from Moradabad, hand made carpets from Bhadohi, Pottery from Khurja, Chikan work from Lucknow, silk & zari work from Banaras, shawls & carpets from Kashmir/Gujarat and hand printing from Farrukhabad and Kantha stitch from West Bengal etc.
One of the major attractions of the Taj Mahal Mahotsav of Agra is the Food Festival, where you can get some of the oldest and the most typical delicacies from the interiors of Uttar Pradesh and rest of India like chole bhature, Indian samosa, poori sabji, gulab jamun, Lucknavi kebab, South Indian dosa, Amritsari naan, Hyderabadi biryani etc. At Fun Fair Teenagers and adults enjoy various rides and roller coaster while children are happy with small ride such as a merry-go-round, Train-rides and Ferris wheel.
Entry ticket for Taj Mahotsav is Rs. 40/- (Children below 10 are free) while all foreign visitors have free entry. So have fun at Taj Mahotsav with your whole family.