Taj Festival ~ worth it?

#1 Jan 22nd, 2004, 05:02
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Has anybody been to the Taj Mahotsava or anything similar? It would be a big pain at this point but I could rearrange our schedule to be here for a day during the festival period. (Though what I'm really hoping is that people will say it's just a touristy affair and not worth it at all).

http://www.aryabhatt.com/fast_fair_f...20Mahotsav.htm
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There are festivities all around and Agra truly puts on the colors of joy and gets transformed into one non stop carnival. Organised by Uttar Pradesh Tourism, and held as an annual event at Shilpgram ...
The festivities commence with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendour. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and mastercraftsmen.... all help to recreate a visual delight reminiscent of the golden era of the Mughal Darbars.

Taj Mahotsav is where the legendary artisans and mastercraftsmen breathe life into their exquisite works of art. Marble inlay apart, the Festival brings forth an array of other fine crafts as well- wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass and other metalwasre from Moradabad, handmade carpets of Badohi, the blue pottery of Khurja, the Chikan work of Lucknow, the silk of Banares... to name a few. Agra with its legendry tradition of exquisite craftmenship is thus the ideal venue for holding a crafts fair like the Taj Mahotsav.

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