Taj Mahotsav

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Date(s) - 18/02/2019 - 27/02/2019
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Shilp Gram


Taj Mahotsav provides an ultimate platform to worldwide artists to showcase their talent. Renowned musicians, dancers, artists, and chefs participate in this festival to offer visitors a spectacular experience. Various performances and cultural evenings are organized during this festival from artists from varied regions. Many well-known artists and musicians, along with new artists and unexplored folk talent from various regions have charmed the Taj Mahotsav in previous years.
Besides the performances, diverse regions put up a variety of amazing crafts like wood carvings, marble carvings, pottery, brass and metalware, handmade carpets and much more. The Taj Mahotsav is the ultimate place for shopaholics too. One can shop for unique knick-knacks, jewelry, traditional folk dresses,

Taj Mahotsav

paintings, show pieces, lamps, old and contemporary furniture, linens and much more. The Mahotsav also puts up a wonderful display of scrumptious cuisine from different regions. There is also a fair hosted where kids and adults can both enjoy thrilling rides.

This cultural bonanza was started in the year 1992 and since then its grandeur has reached greater heights. In the year 2018, we are celebrating the 27th year of this Mahotsav. This festival also figures in the calendar of events of the Department of Tourism, Government of India. A large number of Indian and foreign tourists coming to Agra joins this festival. One of the objectives of this craft mela is to provide encouragement to the Artisans. It also makes available the magnificent work of art and craft at the most reasonable and authentic prices that are not inflated by high maintenance cost.

Taj Mahotsav

Here at Taj Mahotsav, about 400 legendary artisans from different parts of the country get an opportunity to display their exquisite 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, handmade 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.


Apart from the exquisite craft work you can experience the majestic and magnetic performances by artists from every walks of life. The soul-stirring performances will engulf you to the extent of casting a spell. Throughout the Mahotsav, one can experience a profusion of folk & classical music & dances of various regions, especially the Brij Bhumi, performed the way they used to be centuries ago. The experience is so enthralling that you would not stop yourself from joining with the folk dancers. Besides the folk, the Mahotsav also exhibit the performance from the world renowned artistes from classical, semi-classical and popular art forms.


Besides being the right destination for the arts & crafts, the Mahotsav is also a delight for the connoisseurs of good food as it is the ideal place to pamper the taste buds of the visitors with endless varieties of scrumptious dishes. Some of the oldest exponents of the cuisine-art prepare the lip-smacking dishes. One can also relish the typical preparations from the interiors of Uttar Pradesh.

Fun Fair

The funfair is the biggest attraction for children at the festival. It is a complete family entertainment which offers thrill and amusement for everyone. Teenagers and adults enjoy various rides and roller coaster while children are happy with small rides such as the merry-go-round, Train-rides and Ferris wheel. So have fun at Taj Mahotsav with your whole family.

Visit http://www.tajmahotsav.org for more info

Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma is a bilingual Journalist for the past 21 years and has won the NCIC Award for Exemplary Journalism. He has worked for and contributed content to a number of English and Hindi daily newspapers as well as magazines, which include The Pioneer, Indian Express, Business Standard, India Today, and Indo American Times.

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