Taj Mahotsav is an annual festival organized in the month of February at Shilpgram, near Taj Mahal. The Festival highlights the rich culture, arts, crafts, cuisine, music and dance of Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as Taj Mahal Utsav. The festival is a golden chance for the renowned artisans to display their magnificent works of art.
Taj Mahotsav commences with a splendid procession inspired by the Mughal rulers. The procession comprises of beautifully ornamented camels and elephants, folk artists, drummers and master craftsmen. The handicrafts exhibited during the festival include silk of Banares, handmade carpets of Badohi, woodcarvings of Saharanpur, chikan work of Lucknow, and blue pottery of Khurja. One of the major attractions of Taj Mahotsav consists of amazing performances by the folk artists of different states of India.