Agra in Uttar Pradesh is about to embark on a new festival venture, ‘Taj Carnival,’ commencing on October 17 and lasting until November 10. Flying high in the sky and gazing at the Taj Mahal from a hot air balloon will also become a reality for tourists visiting the city in the new tourist season.
Commissioner of Agra division, Ritu Maheshwari, unveiled this exciting announcement at a press conference, shedding light on this innovative addition to the city’s event calendar. Agra is already famed for its well-illustrated ten-day ‘Taj Mahotsav’ held in February, a festival of art, craft, and culture.
In addition to the renowned Taj Mahotsav in February, the city used to host ‘Sharadotsav’ in October, marking the beginning of the tourist season, which extended until March each year. The revival of this October extravaganza has been heartily welcomed by the local tourism industry.
The organisers in a press conference on Friday said that the carnival is being organised on the lines of Taj Mahotsav in Agra. They stated that entry to the carnival will be free of cost for everyone, which will run from 11 am to 11 pm for five days, starting from Sunday. They also said that the idea of making the carnival permanent will be considered based on people’s choices.