Get Pleasant Experience in Mehtab Bagh Tour
Taj Mahotsav, a 10 days annual festival organized in the month of February (but this year Its organized from 16 March to 25 March due to election in Uttar Pradesh) at Shilpgram, near Taj Mahal. This mega event invokes the memories of the old Mughal period which was prevalent in the 18th and the 19th centuries in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 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.
Mehtab Bagh grew just across the northern waterfront of Yamuna when the Taj Mahal was built on its south bank. This place was once a heavenly garden with shaded pavilions, fountain jets, fragrant flowers and fantastic pools. But gradually the site became desolate. This site has now turned in to an epicenter for the project to establish protective green around the Taj Mahal.
The interest in Mehtab Bagh has developed again recently due to the increasing concern for the Taj Mahal. Its grounds are facing a great threat due to too many tourists.
Air pollution is causing decay to the shrine's marble exterior. As this 25 acre plot is being reclaimed, historians and geographers from around the world are gathering here to learn more about this magnificent Mehtab Bagh which once existed beside near the wonderful Taj. A modern technology inspired from Iran has been applied to bring this Mehtab Bagh of Agra back to life again.
The lush garden that once lined the river bank of the Taj Mahal may be given new life in this scheme to protect it from the danger of any further degradation. Conservationists believe that the development of a buffer zone of greenery would help to save the place from local air, noise and water pollution. Much of the area for the greenbelt has already been acquired through an earlier initiative to establish a 340 acre national park around the Taj Mahal.
The most important attraction of India tours Mehtab Bagh and the Taj Mahal itself. This is an unique spot as you can get a picturesque view of The Taj from here.