Taj Mahotsava 2010, Agra, UP, Feb 2010
This cultural bonanza was started in year 1992 and since then its grandeur has reached to greater heights. The year 2010 was the 19th year of this Mahotsav. Every year the festival starts on 18th February. The Taj Mahotsav at Agra gives exposition to art and culture of India. It is a culturally vibrant platform that shows the finest of Indian Crafters and cultural variegation. It is celebrated with great gaiety filled with tribute to the legendary skills of Indian matercraftsmen and exponents of music, art and cuisine.
Celebrations: The festivities commence with a dazzling procession of Mughal splendor. Camels and elephants are taken in with folk artists, drum beaters and craftsmen etc. This creates a visual delight and give reminiscent of the golden era of the Mughal empires.
Every day the special events are exhibited. The handicrafts are exhibited that includes silk of Banares, woodcarvings of Saharanpur, handmade carpets of Badohi, chikan work of Lucknow, blue pottery of Khurja etc. The carnival attracts hundreds of artists and thousands of people. Amazing performances by the folk artists of different states of India makes the event enthralling. Some of the dances are: ‘Sapera’ dance of Rajasthan, ‘Nautanki’ the drama, Lavani of Maharashtra and dances of Dundelkhand.
Food finds an important place in the Mahotsava. One can relish the exotic delicacies and cuisines prepared by the exponents of food cultures of Uttar Pradesh. There are special programmes for school children and competitions. Thousands of people come to the festival and it can get pretty packed and chaotic. Great deals can be found on purchases if you bargain.
Entry ticket is for Rs. 10/- (Children below 10 are free) . All Foreign visitors have free entry in Taj Mahotsav. For details visit: http://tajmahotsav.org/
Journeymarton January 5, 2014
During the popular festival of agra taj mahotsav the finest skills and talents of India come here to exhibit their art.
rabbitimageson September 19, 2010
A fantastic collection of images from the festival, the food looks mouthwatering i would love to have been there. ( you have so many photograps to view i must return.
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