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Taj Mahotsava - Agra

by Madhav Srinivasan 1739 days ago

The best time to travel to Agra is during the Taj festival or the Taj Mahotsav. The festival is celebrated over 10 days, and it portrays a festive introduction to the state of Uttar Pradesh and India, which is generally celebrated in the month of February

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 culture. 

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 roadways.

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Taj Mahotsav, one of the most eagerly awaited festivals, is celebrated from 16th to 25th March this year at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of "Taj Mahal".
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