Taj Mahotsav 2022: A Festival of Craft, Culture and Cuisine

A day by the gorgeous Taj Mahal while watching soul-stirring cultural performances and shopping for exquisite crafts sounds like a delight, doesn’t it? Well, this is your chance. Attend the famous Taj Mahotsav this week and get to experience all of it. 

When: 20th – 29th March

Where: Shilpgram, Near Taj Mahal, Agra

Entry fee

Adults: Rs. 50

Children under 5 years: Free

Foreign tourists: Free

For groups of 100 school children in uniform: Rs. 500
(Free entry for 2 teachers with a school group)

What to expect?

The 10-day Taj Mahotsav has finally kicked off in Agra after a two-year hiatus. It was inaugurated by the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Durga Shankar Mishra.

The theme of the event is ‘Azadi ke Amrit Mahotsav ke sang, Taj ke rang’. The Mahotsav was started in 1992, and this year marks its 31st edition.

It is a celebration of art and culture wherein about 400 legendary artisans from all across the country gather to showcase their craft. From wood/stone carvings of Tamil Nadu, handmade carpets of Bhadohi to Chikan work of Lucknow, and shawls and carpets of Kashmir, you can find everything here. 

In addition to the art and craft, you will be treated to enthralling folk and classical music and dance performances. The Taj Mahotsav invites world-renowned artists to dazzle the audience.

The attendees can also gorge on mouth-watering delicacies, the taste of which will be hard to forget. 

The event is for people of all ages. The fun fair is the major attraction for kids. So, if you are coming in with family, entertainment is sorted. They can enjoy the rollercoaster, the ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides. 

This festival is an effort to promote India’s art, culture and cuisines while also boosting tourism in the state. It will conclude on 29th March. 

Here’s a glimpse of the third day of the mahotsav:

So, what are you waiting for? A weekend trip to Agra is the perfect plan! 😀

If you plan on attending this mahotsav, make sure to follow COVID appropriate behaviours and stay safe! 

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