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10-day Taj Mahotsav begins on February 18

The annual festival is celebrating its silver jubilee and is spread over five venues.

By: IANS | Agra | Updated: February 18, 2016 12:48:13 pm
Taj Mahal UP Tourism officials said a special programme will be held on February 22 at the Fatehpur Sikri complex. (Express Photo Archives)

The annual 10-day cultural festival Taj Mahotsav, celebrating its silver jubilee is set to start in Agra on February 18, 2016. The inaugration will take place at the sprawling Shilpgram complex, 500m from the iconic Taj Mahal.

Cultural programmes will be held at the Dara Shikoh library, Queen Empress library, Paliwal Park, Gandhi Memorial, Soor Sadan auditorium, to involve the whole city, and send out a message of Agra being a tourist-friendly city.

UP Tourism officials said a special programme will be held on February 22 at the Fatehpur Sikri complex, featuring Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist Vishwamohan Bhatt.

The festival, modelled after the annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela, will feature artists like Mohit Chauhan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Palash Sen, Raju Srivastav, Raja Rancho, Sabri Brothers and Sharma Bandhus.

More details of the event are available here.

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