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Taj Mahotsav to begin from Feb 18

New Delhi, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 NI Wire

Come and enjoy the serenity of Taj Mahal and the age-old grandeur of the city Agra in the heart of Uttar Pradesh, at the Taj Mahotsav commencing from Feb 18.

The ten-day long annual festival extravaganza at Shilpgram near the Taj Mahal promises to take you back to the Mughal era with a culmination of art, crafts, cuisine, music, dance, which highlights the rich culture and tradition and i.e. certainly to unravel the glorious history of the era.

The event that attracts thousands of international tourists every year will also be a platform for local as well as international artists to showcase their own culture through music, dance, arts and crafts.

One of the highlights of the grand fest will be the performance by folk artists accumulating there from different states of India. As usual folk music, dance, classical dance, camel race, local games, food festival will be on high during the festive season.

Among handicrafts 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, beautiful Sambalpuri sari and Applique handicrafts from Orissa are just to name a few that is going to dominate the place.

The theme of this year’s festival will be “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” which means “one world one family” symbolizing a cultural unity. Apart from, the organizers have also decided to institute the Taj Ratna award i.e. to be conferred to eminent artistes.

During this spectacular festival, tourists can have a view the splendour of the city Agra by visiting the Red Fort and also the wonder monument Taj Mahal.

Fast Facts

Start Date: 18-Feb-2008, End Date: 27-Feb-2008 Venue: Shilpgram, Near Taj Mahal, Agra City: Agra

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