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Fairs and Festivals in Agra
Agra celebrates many Fairs and Festivals. As most of the people are Muslims, the main festivals are Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, and Muharrum with congregational prayers. Agra is also popular for its Id Melas and the colorful Tazias taken out on Muharram.
One of the popular festivals in Agra include Tours to Taj Mahotsav festival, held in Shilpgram about 1km from the easten gate of Taj.On the occasion of this festival in Agra, you will find cultural vibrant platform that brings together the finest Indian crafts and cultural nuances. Enjoy the folk music, shayari, classical dance performances, elephant, and camel rides at this festival of Agra. A food festival, is also organized, the event is a celebration of traditional Indian art forms and crafts. The festivities are organized by UP Tourism Department. This festival of Agra is held in the month of February.
The festivities commence with a spectacular procession with bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master craftsmen all help to recreate a visual delight reminiscent of the golden era of the Mughal Darbars. The Taj food festival in Agra is an experience to savor with exotic cuisines and delicacies and the Craft Mela exhibits exquisite crafts like marble inlays, wood carvings, brass and metal ware, handmade carpets, the blue pottery, the Chikan works, Banares Silk etc.
Other national festivals are also celebrated in Agra like any other region of the country. Apart from these festivals in Agra, while on tour to Agra you can also experience some of the famous fairs of Agra. The fairs of Agra include Kailash Fair, which is held at a distance of 12kms from Kailash. It is a major fair celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva who is believed to have appeared here in the form of a stone lingam. Bateshwar Fair is a month-long festival held annually during the month of November at a place called Bateshwar, which is situated at a distance of 65 km from Agra.