Taj Mahotsav Agra

About Kalakriti Mohabbat-e-Taj Show Agra
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Taj Mahotsav Festival, Shilp Gram, Agra, U.P.


10 AM to 8 PM

Entry Fees:

Ticket for adult – INR 50 pp

Ticket for child (below 5 years) – Free

Ticket for child (5-10 years) – INR 10 pp

Ticket for group of 100 school kids – INR 500

Ticket for foreigners – NIL


February 18 to February 27 – every year


Gives exposure to customers & craftsmen a market

Taj Mahotsav in Agra is a ten days event that is held every year from 18th to 27th February. This 10 days long festival is a platform which showcases diverse art, culture, cuisines, dance and music of India, particularly Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Mahotsav festival is organized in Shilp Gram which is near the eastern gate of Taj Mahal. Shilp Gram is a craft village spread over an area of about 11 acre. The distance of Shilp Gram from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal is about 500 meters. The festival was started by UP Tourism in 1992 and since then it is organized every year. Every year the show has different theme. For example, the theme for the year 2019 was “परम्परा” (tradition). The Taj Mahotsav festival starts with a grand road procession which is an effort to resemble the culture of Mughal era. The procession includes decorated elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and craftsmen.

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 Gujarat, hand printing from Farrukhabad and woods carving of Saharanpur are some other attractions for art and craft section in Taj Mahotsav.

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