Agra’s ‘Taj Mahotsav 2024’ is set to unravel tapestry of India’s cultural heritage from Feb 17

One of the much-awaited cultural festivals, is all set to kick off from February 18 to 27 in the vicinity of Taj Mahal at Shilpgram, Agra. The 32nd edition offers about 400 artists, a platform to showcase their masterpieces.

Organised by the Department of Tourism since 1992, the 10 day celebration not only pays homage to the enduring love story of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz but also serves as a vibrant exposition of India’s rich art and culture.

The fest aims to showcase and bolster the talents of local artists, craftspeople, culinary experts, and performers from Uttar Pradesh.

From tribal art and craft to enthralling musical performances and an array of delectable dishes from all across the country, witness the best of everything at this cultural fest set against the backdrop of the iconic monument, Taj Mahal.

Patrons will get a chance to Marvel at wood and stone carvings from Tamil Nadu, bamboo and cane work from Northeast India, papier-mâché art from South India and Kashmir, exquisite marble and zardozi work from Agra, intricate wood carving from Saharanpur, hand-woven carpets from Bhadohi, brassware from Moradabad, pottery from Khurja, the elegance of chikankari work from Lucknow, and the opulence of silk and zari work from Varanasi, among other fascinating creations.

Taj Mahotsav ticket costs INR 50 per person and for foreign tourists and children up to five years, entry is free. The entry for two teachers with the school children is free.

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