Witness the incredible culture and heritage of India at the Taj Mahotsav, Experience the heritage of art, culture & sculpture at the Elephanta Festival and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai and more in top stories of the day.
Witness the incredible culture and heritage of India at the Taj Mahotsav
Agra should be on your travel plans this February because come February 18-27, Agra will host one of the biggest and grandest cultural festivals in India – the Taj Mahotsav. The 10-day long cultural festival takes place in Shilpgram, near the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahotsav celebrates India’s rich arts, crafts, culture, music, dance and cuisines. And though 10 days aren’t exactly enough to fully explore India’s vast heritage, the festival’s efforts are commendable. Taj Mahotsav is organised by the Taj Mahotsav Committee, Agra. The Taj Mahotsav will also let you experience delectable cuisines from all over India. Some of the regional bests will instantaneously take you on a trip down the memory lane.
Experience the heritage of art, culture & sculpture at the Elephanta Festival in Mumbai
Come February 13-15, Mumbai is going to host the Elephanta Festival. The cultural festival is organised by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in order to promote tourism and culture in Mumbai.
The Elephanta Festival is a great way to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Elephanta Caves, the venue for the festival. Elephanta Island is approximately an hour away from Mumbai, and it is probably one of the best venues in India.The Elephanta Festival showcases various classical dance and music forms of India. For those who are more inclined towards culturally-rich trips, this festival is a great opportunity. Festival goers can expect stunning performances like plays, skits, classical dances, live music, folk performances (song and dance), folk performances by the people from the fishing community (Koli), and instrumental and vocal recitals.
Be a part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, India’s largest multicultural festival
The annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (February 4-12) is back and we are all excited about it. It is, without a doubt, one of India’s largest multicultural festivals.
The Kala Ghoda precinct got its name from the old statue of King Edward VII, which was a part of the old Esplanade Road. The statue is long gone now but the name remains. The precinct, at present, is a bustling cultural hub. Institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay University. Prince of Wales Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Science, Bombay Natural History Society, Elphinstone College and the iconic David Sassoon Library, call the precinct home. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival will have sections like Children (fun and creative zone for children), Cinema (theatres and interaction with the Bollywood’s big names), Dance (India’s traditional dance forms), Food (masterchef workshops), Heritage Walks (curated walks for 9 days), Literature (event at the David Sassoon Library), Music (popular artists to folk musicians) to name a few.
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