Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal (17th century), nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
A complicated mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is often believed to be the world’s best example of Mughal architecture.
Festivals in Agra are known to spread love and happiness among people all over the country.
✔ The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahān built it for his favorite wife, Mumtāz Maḥal, in the mid-17th century.
✔ Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, approximately 210 kilometers south of the national capital New Delhi and 378 km west of the state capital Lucknow.
Elevation: 170 m
Area: 121 km²
Mayor: Naveen Jain
Area code: 0562
Festivals in Agra
These are the famous festivals celebrated in Agra that are as follows:
a. Taj Mahotsav
✔ Taj Mahotsav is a yearly 10-day occasion at Shilpgram in Agra, India.
✔ This festival gathers the memories of the old Mughal era and nawabi fashion general in Uttar Pradesh in the 18th and 19th centuries.
b. Ram Barat
✔ Ram Barat is a portion of the Ramlila festival in Agra, India.
✔ It is the largest yearly occasion in North India. Every year a unique locality is decided in Agra and is elaborately adorned with lights and flowers.
c. Kailash Fair and Festival
✔ The Kailash Fair is enjoyed in recognition of Lord Shiva.
✔ According to famous mythology, Lord Shiva himself occurred here in the form of a stone lingam in Kailash. The followers of this god of the Hindu pantheon recognize his visit, offer prayers to him and experience all the fun and mirth of the fair.
d. Bateshwar Fair and Festival
✔ Bateshwar, an old temple complex and a meaningful spiritual and cultural hub for Hindus is situated at a distance of 70 Km from the city of Taj, Agra.
✔ The place is called after the presiding deity of the region Bateshwar Mahadev (alternative name of Lord Shiva).
e. Taj Balloon Festival
✔ The Taj Balloon Festival is a special occasion that restores the elegance & the spectacle of the Mughal era while venturing into the realm of adventure & lifestyle tourism.
✔ The festival provides an unexplored adventure to the tourists & locals to see the Taj Mahal like never earlier.
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