Taj Mahotsav is organized by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department
and it is a very vibrant cultural festival that brings together the finest
cultural nuances and crafts under the same platform. This festival has several
recitations of “shayari” and other forms of poetry. Several classical dancers
and folk musicians come from all over the country to showcase their rich
Other attractions one can enjoy on Agra tours are the festival range from camel and elephant rides
to playing various games while sitting on them. The food festival during the 10-day
Taj Mahotsav attracts foodies to taste a diverse range of Indian cuisines and
savories. Some of the oldest exponents in the trade are invited to prepare
typical dishes from the remote areas of Uttar Pradesh.
What to Expect
Traditional art forms and crafts are the major attraction of
this festival. Noted Indian musicians from the Indian classical genre flock
together during the festival to mesmerize spectators from across the globe.
If you have an inclination towards photography then, Taj
Mahotsav is the right time to capture the overwhelming sight of the Taj Mahal
in different hues. The monument is said to be the most photographed heritage
site in India. Renowned photographers from all over the world book Agra tours packages in Uttar Pradesh and come down to
India to capture the essence of this festival.
Taj Mahotsav is commenced with a splendid procession
inspired by the Mughal splendor. Bedecked camel and elephants, folk artists, master
craftsmen and drum beaters recreate a visual delight that is reminiscent of the
Mughal Darbars. Plan an book your Agra tours or Golden triangle tours for an out-of-the-world experience.
Entry fee and Other Charges
There is a very nominal fee charged for tourists and
spectators. Rs 20 and Rs 10 are charged as entry fees for adults and children
respectively as per the 2011 fee structure. For a group of 50 school children
in uniform the entry fee would be Rs 150. There are no separate tickets for
entry to any of the cultural programs. You can purchase the tickets from the
ticket windows available on all the entry points. Agra is a world famous destination included in most of North India holidays.
Getting to Agra
Agra is just 30 minutes away from Delhi and numerous Agra vacation tours from Delhi are available. The Kheria
airport is located at a distance of 6 km from the city. The Agra railway
station is an important railway junction on the main broad gauge routes in the
central Indian railways. The city is well connected to the rest of India via