During comfortable cold of February the marble beauty of Taj is illumined with ten thousands moon-lit starry nights with a decorated stage in full-swing for the processions yet to begin. Agra dwindles in full-mode from being a tacit city of love to a city pulsating with events and talents about to be unleashed just after everyone puts on Taj Mahotsav gusto. Take a Coup' d oiel of India in a showcase during the Taj Mahotsav, a profusion of folk music and dances and enjoy every bit of your vacation.
A performer's podium
The Taj Mahotsav Festival is round-the-clock 10 days festival held at
Shilpgram, near Tajmahal. The impressive festival leads off with a
splendiferous processions amidst the grandeur of Mughal Darbar while
caprisioned elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and music make
up charm of ancient India come alive, setting in the vigour of enjoyment.
Besides live concerts and cultural performances, the legendary artisans and
craftsmen gather under one roof to display their best pieces. The wood
carvings of Saharanpur, metal ware from Moradabad, handmade carpets of
Bhadohi, pottery of Khurj,the Lucknow Chikan work, Silk of Banaras are part
of Taj Mahotsav. Adding to the spirit of festival is the food festival that
lets you savour the culinary palette and exotic traditional cuisines of
The soul stimulating dances by the
celebrated artist from various states of India and unique, rare craft
display another shade of Festival. Giving a rare insight into India's
rich cultural past are folk music and dances of Dundelkhand, 'Nautanki'
(Drama), 'Sapera' dance of Rajasthan, Lavani of Maharashtra... that
refreshes your memory of India that time. A live and grand platform to
exhibit India's best, the Taj Mahotsav takes you for a ten day trip of
India's cultural heritage that have enriched this land for centuries.
How to get there
Air : Agra or Kheria airport connects Agra with all
the major cities in India.
Rail : Railway station in Agra has trains to almost
every major cities in India. 'Palace on Wheels' the luxury coach pass
Road : The state transport have deluxe and ordinary
buses to other places in UP as well as outside the state.