Taj Mahotsav, one of the most eagerly
awaited festivals, is celebrated from 18th to
27th February this year at Shilpgram near the
Eastern gate of "Taj Mahal".
This 10 days long carnival is actually a
vibrant platform that gives you information
of India where you can find India’s rich
arts, crafts, cultures, cuisine, dance and
music. Taj Mahal is the most beautiful
historical place of India which tells about
incredible India. Taj Mahotsav
is organized by UP Tourism and it is a
source to increase Indian Tourism.
Agra, a city on the bank of River Yamuna,
finds mention in the epic Mahabharatha asAgravan.
Ptolemy, the famous 2nd centaury geographer,
marked it Agra on the world map .
It is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, the ruler of Delhi Sultanate
founded it in the year 1504 but the golden
age of the city began with Mughals after
1526. It was then known as Akbarabad and remained
the Capital of the Mughal empire under
Emperor Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
Agra's significance as a political
centre ended with the transfer of the
capital to Delhi by Shah Jahan, but its
architectural wealth has secured it a
place on the International map.