Since 1992, Taj Mahotsav has been organised in Agra every year bringing a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to the city and offering them an insight into the cultural vibrancy of India. The 10 day-long carnival, lasting from 18th to 27th February, gathers Indian artists, folk musicians, dramatists and craftsmen from different regions of the country and provides them a platform to showcase their talents on a common stage. It also makes available some of their best handiwork at the most pocket-friendly and authentic prices for transnational tourists to take a piece of the vibrant celebration back home. With the rich arts & crafts, dance forms, authentic cuisines, music and more all packed in one cultural bonanza, this festival is truly a reflection of India’s rich heritage and extraordinary legacies.
Important Details about Taj Mahotsav 2020:
|Dates:||18-27 February 2020|
|Ticket Prices||Adults: ₹50|
|(inclusive of Entry to Cultural Programs):||Children aged 5-10 years: ₹10|
|Children up to 5 years: Free|
|Foreign Tourists: Free|
Theme of Taj Mahotsav 2020:
For each edition, the festival has a different theme or message associated with it that forms the base of all its cultural performances. Mostly, these themes are related to the heritage of India and how to preserve it for future generations. For instance, the last year’s edition of the event was based on the theme ‘Parampara’, meaning ‘tradition’ in English and exhibited many attractive traditional crafts by 350+ craftsmen from across the country. Adding to the highlights of the festival were diverse cuisine and the cream of Indian musicians and soul-stirring performances by well-renowned folk artists. The theme for Taj Mahotsav 2020 is ‘Sanskriti ke rang, Taj ke sang’ (trans. ‘Colours of culture with Taj’).
Organised by UP Tourism, the grand celebration that is Taj Mahotsav has brought around five million people to Agra’s Shilpgram – located 500 m from the eastern gate of Taj Mahal – last year alone, and this number will definitely go up this year with an exciting mix of cultural activities and fun fair at the event. So what are you waiting for? Book a stay at one of the hotels in Agra and set out for the city.
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