Taj Mahotsav 2024: A Cultural Extravaganza Celebrating Love, Art, and India’s Rich Heritage

December 31, 2023: In the heart of Agra, against the majestic backdrop of the iconic Taj Mahal at Shilpgram, the eagerly awaited Taj Mahotsav 2024 is set to unfold from February 18 to 27. A celebration deeply rooted in history and love, this cultural fiesta pays homage to the immortal love story of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. However, beyond being a testament to their legendary romance, the Taj Mahotsav has evolved into a dynamic showcase of India’s diverse art and culture, leaving an indelible mark on both cultural heritage and tourism.

Spanning 10 days, this year’s Taj Mahotsav is geared towards spotlighting and nurturing the talents of local artists, craftsmen, culinary experts, and performers from Uttar Pradesh. Shilpgram in Agra, the cultural epicenter of the event, will welcome artisans from all corners of India, turning it into a melting pot of creativity and tradition. As the 32nd edition of this spectacular event, the Taj Mahotsav has become a symbol of fostering local talents and preserving cultural legacies.

The Department of Tourism orchestrates this grand celebration, featuring an annual Mughal-style procession and a myriad of folk performances. Drawing inspiration from the opulent Mughal era of the 18th and 19th centuries in Uttar Pradesh, the festival brings together artisans whose craftsmanship captivates the attention of both Indian and international tourists alike.


From tribal crafts and traditional arts to indigenous cuisines and musical performances, the Taj Mahotsav encapsulates the essence of India in all its dimensions. Skilled artisans from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kashmir, and the North Eastern states converge to create a visual feast of unique creations. Marble and zardozi decor items, chikankari dresses, silk sarees, and intricately carved wooden pieces will be on display, showcasing the rich tapestry of India’s cultural diversity.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of the Taj Mahotsav, where the air is filled with the ambiance of the Mughal era and a kaleidoscope of cultural experiences. Save the dates from February 18 to 27, 2024, and make your way to Shilpgram district in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

For those planning to attend, the entry fee is INR 50 for adults, while foreign tourists and children below the age of 5 can enjoy the festivities for free. Come, witness the fusion of history, art, and love at the Taj Mahotsav 2024—an experience that promises to be a feast for the senses and a celebration of India’s rich heritage.