Agra Culture

Shows & Events:   Agra Fort Light & Sound Show The light and sound show at Agra fort showcases the history of the city and its monuments. This atmospheric open-air program is delivered in Hindi and English, and narrates the stories of the rulers and poets and people of the region.     Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center Dance & Light Show The...Read More

Taj Mahotsav:   An annual cultural and handicrafts festival, held every February in Shilpgram in Agra, promotes local artisans. Domestic and international tourists come to see arts and crafts from across India, and experience cultural festivities, street musicians, local food, and elephant parades.               ...Read More

Agra Balloon Festival:   The Taj Balloon Festival is organized every year in February. It is a three day event that allows visitors to float in the skies above Agra and see the Taj Mahal and other monuments from an aerial view. The festival itinerary is packed with balloon rides, tours that focus on Mughal history, excursions to monuments, and night balloon rides accompanied with music. The eve...Read More

Ram Barat:   Agra monuments, streets, and bazaars can be experienced at closer quarters through walking tours. Several companies offer private walking tours of the city.   Walking tours allow visitors to experience the city at an intimate level, and go beyond the main monuments to understand its stories and traditions, history and economy, and meet its people.  ...Read More

Gateway to Braj Holi:   The Spring festival of Holi is special in Mathura and Vrindavan, with many events and celebrations held in different temples, localities and villages. The festivities begin in mid-January from the time of Makar Sankranti till after the Holi festival.    Some of the special events during the Holi celebrations include playing with flowers, special events...Read More

Miniature Paintings:   The city is famous for miniature paintings from the court of Agra, and the tradition is continued by artisans today. These paintings feature scenes from the imperial court, battles, domestic scenes.   These two dimensional paintings narrated stories in an interplay of linear rhythm, color, and energy. The design places emphasis on beauty, clothes, and the d...Read More

Religious Paintings:   The region is famous for religious paintings depicting the many feats of the baby and adolescent Krishna, and the raas-lila. Braj is the birthplace of Krishna and stories of his life are set in different locations in the region.    Braj is a living culture, with time-held traditions such as Saanjhi paintings, flower bungalows for deities in temples, Ch...Read More