Taj Mahotsav 2024: Dates, Venue, Line-Up, Food, Art, And All About It

Celebrating the culture, local cuisine, folk dance and music of India, the Taj Mahotsav is organised by the Uttar Pradesh govt to promote tourism in the state.

by Tashika Tyagi
Taj Mahotsav 2024: Dates, Venue, Line-Up, Food, Art, And All About It

Each year during the latter half of February, Uttar Pradesh sees a flood of tourists, all thanks to the Taj Mahotsav celebrations. Celebrated in Agra, this annual event is one of the most anticipated festivals in the state. It sees people from all over the world flocking the city of the popular Taj Mahal to get a glimpse of its culture and heritage. And the dates of Taj Mahotsav 2024 are out. Read on to know all the details. 

Celebrating The Culture, Food, And Craft Of Uttar Pradesh

art Taj Mahotsav
Image Courtesy: website/Ministry of Tourism

Taj Mahotsav is a 10-day event that aims to promote Uttar Pradesh’s local artists, crafts, cuisines, and folk dance and music. Starting from the 18th of February, this event will go on till February 27th, 2024. The Mahotsav will take place at Shilpgram, Agra, and hundreds of artisans from all over India will participate in it. The Taj Mahotsav started in 1992 and this will be the 32nd edition of the event.

Organised by the Department of Tourism, each year a Mughal-style procession is taken out during the festivities, along with many performances by folk artists. In fact, it is believed that Taj Mahotsav takes inspiration from the 18th and 19th-century Mughal era in Uttar Pradesh. Hundreds of local artisans from around India come to display their work here and draw many Indians as well as foreign tourists.

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Things To Look Out For During Taj Mahotsav 2024

dance performance
Image Courtesy: website/Ministry of Tourism

 

From tribal craft and arts to local food and music, this festival sees the best of India in every sense of the word. You can expect artisans from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kashmir, and even North Eastern states to display their art here. A few things to look forward to in Taj Mahotsav 2024 are the unique works of art that Uttar Pradesh is known for. Like marble and zardozi work decor items, chikankari apparel, silk sarees, and wood-carved items.

So, get ready to immerse yourself in the diversity of India and the beauty of Uttar Pradesh’s artistry and food at Taj Mahotsav!

When: February 18 to February 27, 2024
Where: Shilpgram district, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Entry: Rs. 50 (for adults)
Free (for foreign tourists & children below the age of 5)

Cover Image Courtesy: Wikimedia

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