Agra Culture

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.
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
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
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
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
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
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