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Festivals of India are known for its colourfully jovial spirit and India tour during festival time adds to your vacations in India. And what would be more exciting and scintillating then planning your Taj Mahal tour in Agra during the mesmerizing Taj Festival. A ten-day event, the Taj festival - called Taj Mahotsav - at Agra is a cultural introduction of India. With the wondrous Taj Mahal serving as the backdrop for the annual festival, the Taj Mahotsav is usually held in the month of February.

A great draw with tourists who travel to Agra for Taj Mahal holidays, the Taj Mahotsav is an earnest endeavor to promote tourism in India by Uttar Pradesh Tourism. The Taj festival is a culturally vibrant platform that brings together the finest Indian crafts and cultural nuances.

From folk music, shayari (poetry), classical dance performances, elephant and camel rides to games and a food festival, the event is a celebration of traditional Indian art forms and crafts. The main events of Taj Mahal festival include classical dance performances by leading dance exponents and musical recitals by maestros, apart from display of various craft products and cultural shows.

The festivities commence with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendour. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master craftsmen all help to recreate a visual delight reminiscent of the golden era of the Mughal Darbars. The food festival is an experience to savour with exotic cuisines and delicacies prepared by some of the oldest exponents and the typical preparations from the interiors of Uttar Pradesh.

The Craft Mela, held during the Taj Mahotsav, showcases the rich expertise of Indian craftsmen. Exquisite crafts like marble inlays, wood carvings from Saharanpur; brass and other metal-ware from Moradabad; handmade carpets of Badohi; the blue pottery of Khurja; the Chikan work of Lucknow; the silk of Banares etc. are exhibited during the Tal Festival.

Visitors and tourists can experience a profusion of folk music and dances of Dundelkhand, Nautanki (drama), Sapera dance of Rajasthan, Lavani of Maharashtra, shayari (poetry) and classical dance performances as well as elephant and camel rides and games at the Taj Mahotsav.

The whole place becomes a small market, where one can get handicrafts, antiques, woodwork, ivory work and other speciality items of Uttar Pradesh. Exquisite crafts like marble inlays, wood carvings from Saharanpur; brass and other metal-ware from Moradabad; handmade carpets of Badohi; the blue pottery of Khurja; the Chikan work of Lucknow; the silk of Banares are exhibited during the Taj Festival.

The festivities commence with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendour. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master craftsmen all help to recreate a visual delight reminiscent of the golden era of the Mughal Darbars. The food festival is an experience to savour with exotic cuisines and delicacies prepared.

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Fairs & Festivals in India

Buddha Purnima
Durga Pooja Navratra
Vijayadashmi
Holi - Festival of Colors
Teej - Festival of Women
Elephant Festival
Onam in Kerala
Kumbha Mela
Deepawali - Festival of Lights
Gangaur in Jaipur
Makar Sankranti
Pushkar Camel Fair
Nagaur Cattle Fair
Summer Festival in Mount Abu
Jaisalmer Desert Festival
International Kite Festival
Pongal Festival
Magh Bihu Festival
Mamallapuram Festival
Kolkata Festival
Modhera Dance Festival in Gujarat
Bikaner Camel Festival
Baneshwar Fair
Taj Mahotsav - Agra
Konark Festival in Orissa
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khatushyam Ji Fair
Rangoli Bihu in Assam
Champakulam Boat Race in Kerala
Guru Purnima
Amarnath Yatra
Ganesh Chaturthi
Independence Day
Raksha Bandhan
Janmashtami
Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alleppey, Kerala
Ganga Mahotsav
Chandrabhaga Fair
Christmas
Chennai Dance Festival
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