India is a diverse country. There are different kinds of classical and folk music and dances in different parts of India. The festival organizes shows to have an experience of various types of music and dances. For a music lover, Taj Mahotsav festival offers excellent opportunity to listen and enjoy different genres for folk and classic music.
Taj Mahotsav happens to be a food festival as well. A section of the festival area is reserved for cuisine stalls. This part of festival includes the famous varieties of food from all the states of India. It provides a large number of dishes to please the taste buds of a food lover.
Taj Mahotsav is a fun fair for adults and kids alike. It is surely an attraction for the children. When adults are exploring the world, children here can have fun by enjoying different types of rides and swings. Along with the children, adults can also enjoy in fun fair.
Stalls promoting and selling various craft articles are established there. One can find famous craft products from all across India.
Among various arts and crafts, characteristic of specified regions, find their display on different stalls. Art & craft of Kashmir has
a great charm among people. Kashmir is famous for its shawls, paper Machie, carpets and wood carvings. Pashmina shawls are world famous
for fine texture and colors. Paper Machie handicraft is used to make household and decorative items like cardboard, pen boxes, table
lamps and show pieces. Fine wool and silk is used to make carpets, known for their fine work. The woodwork for ceiling of the rooms is
the most famous form of wood carving in Kashmir. Other articles like table, bowl, chair, jewelry boxes etc. are made by carving wood.
Marble Inlay, also known as Pachchikari, flourished during the Mughal era especially after the construction of Taj Mahal. Agra is the
famous center for marble inlay having its contribution in making different kinds of boxes, vases and lamps. In addition to Agra, Jaipur,
Udaipur and Bikaner in Rajasthan are also famous for the complicated ‘jali’ work on marble. Zardozi is a kind of embroidery that
originated in Persia (Iran) and brought to India by Mughal rulers. Lucknow and Agra are prime centers of Zardozi work. The embroidery
is also known as ‘dabka’ and can be used over different fabrics. Bhadohi carpets, popular all across the globe, are named after the
place, Bhadohi. It is a city of Uttar Pradesh where carpets are hand-woven. These carpets are known internationally for their fine
works. Khurja pottery comes from Bulandshahar of Uttar Pradesh. It is a ceramic handicraft. Different kinds of household and decorative
items are designed in Khurja which is known as Khurja pottery.Chikankari is a kind of embroidery which comes from Lucknow, capital city of Uttar Pradesh.
It is believed to be introduced by Noor Jahan, wife of Mughal ruler Jahangir. The embroidery is done by using 36 different types of stitches
combined with pearls, mirrors etc. It can be used over different fabrics. It is one of the most famous embroidery all over India and outside
the country too. For the maintenance, it doesn’t demand any extra effort. The washing pattern of the embroidery can be followed according to
the fabric on which it is drawn. Bamboo & Cane craft comes mainly from the North East states of India. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram,
Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim are prominent in this field. The craft from different states has a variety of designs and colors.
The items which are made of bamboo are like trays, furniture, mats, stools, chairs, hand fans, baskets, hand bags, jewelries etc. The
items made of bamboo have different varieties of designs like a basket can be of conical or square shape. The bamboo hat is one of the
most famous articles made of bamboo. Kantha stitch, a kind of embroidery, comes from West Bengal. There are seven types of Kantha stitches.
No special maintenance is needed to keep the quality of stitch intact. Initially, it was used on cotton fabric only, but now used over other fabrics too.
Metal ware from Moradabad, silk and zari work from Varanasi, paper and mash work from south India, shawls & carpets from
printing from Farrukhabad and woods carving of Saharanpur are some other attractions for art and craft section in Taj Mahotsav.