“You know Shah Jahan, life and youth, wealth and glory, they all drift away in the current of time. You strove therefore, to perpetuate only the sorrow of your heart? Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever.”?—Rabindranath Tagore
Taj Mahal is the epitome of love and devotion and is one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Just as the monument forms an intrinsic part of India’s cultural heritage, the Taj Mahotsav, a nine-day carnival, is the culmination of the nation’s incredible spirit.
It is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals, organized by the Taj Mahotsav Committee and presented by Commissioner Agra Division Agra.
About Taj Mahotsav
Since its inception in 1992, this cultural celebration has grown tremendously in splendour and scope. The festival is filled with rich arts, crafts, cuisine, dance and music. Live performances by renowned artists from various parts of India are a major tourist attraction.
A primary goal of the event is to showcase and advance indigenous art forms. The festival offers a platform for renowned artisans from various regions of the country to exhibit their exceptional works of art.
The festival also features classical music and dance performances such as Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and Odissi. You can also enjoy folk performances from different states of India, such as Bhangra from Punjab, Garba from Gujarat, and Bihu from Assam.
In addition to serving as a prime destination for arts and crafts, the Mahotsav is a haven for food enthusiasts, providing a perfect opportunity to indulge in a wide array of delectable dishes.
The festival has a large food court that serves a variety of traditional delicacies from different parts of the country. The local delicacies such as chaat, kebabs, biryani, and sweets are a treat to the foodie in you.
The festival also has a craft bazaar that showcases a wide range of handicrafts from different states of India. You can purchase valuable souvenirs from the artists, such as pottery, textiles, jewellery, and paintings, directly.
The funfair is a major draw for children at the festival and provides wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Teenagers and adults can enjoy an array of exhilarating rides and roller coasters, while younger children can delight in gentler rides such as the merry-go-round, train rides, and Ferris wheel.
Bring your family & friends to the Taj Mahotsav and enjoy a fun day together.
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Date: 20 February – 1 March 2023
Venue: Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of “Taj Mahal”.
- Adult : Rs. 50/- (per Person)
- (Up to 5 years ) – Free
- Foreign Tourist : Free
- For the group of 100 School children in school uniform, Rs. 500/-
- (free entry for 2 teachers with School Group)