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Braj Circuit of Tourism

This ancient land is an integral part of the life of Lord Krishna. Melody, harmony and art reign supreme in this region steeped in history and legends. A visit to the temples and monuments in Braj is a trip straight into history.

It is also the seat of the erstwhile great empire of the Mughal rulers.

Agra :

  • Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal and capital of the erstwhile Mughal empire
  • The marble monument is a picture straight out of a colourful history book.
  • Get wonder-struck at the awesome architecture of the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Take a memorable walk through the gardens, the lanes where art and craft take shape the buzzing bazaars
  • Almost next door to New Delhi, Agra is a must-do for those seeking to revisit history.
  • Khurja, Chikan work from Lucknow, silk & zari work from Banaras, shawls & carpets from Kashmir/Gujarat and many more. Indeed, we could get to see true essence of Indian art and crafts all at one place here.
  • Taj Mahotsav is one of the most grandly celebrated events in India which is organized annually at the historic city of Agra (Home of Taj). Ever since it was started in 1992, Taj Mahotsav has been organized by Uttar Pradesh Tourism every year with main aim of paying respect to the cultural heritage in State and also to encourage local artisans. Indeed, it is the best for all art and craft lovers as magnificent pieces of art and crafts are available here at the most affordable prices.

Key elements of the Taj Mahotsav :

Taj Mahotsav has various elements that are point of attraction for tourists, they are:

Arts & Crafts :
Here at Taj Mahotsav around 400 legendary artisans gets the opportunity of showcasing their work of art at grand level which includes wood/stone carvings from Tamil Nadu, Bamboo/cane work from North East India, Paper mash work from South India and Kashmir, the marble and zardozi work from Agra, wood carving from Saharanpur, brass wares from Moradabad, handmade carpets from Bhadohi, Pottery from Khurja.

Culture :
Taj Mahotsav also organizes cultural events that exceptionally depict the cultural aspect of India through magnificent performances by the renowned and state-of-art artists from all spheres. Apparently, throughout the Mahotsav, one can experience a profusion of folk & classical music & dances of various regions especially the Brij Bhumi, performed the way they used to be centuries ago.

Cuisines :
Besides being a treat of exquisite culture and art for tourists, Taj Mahotsav also provides the ultimate destination to all Indian food lovers by offering comprehensive range of Indian cuisines from different parts of the country. Some of the scrumptious and lip-smacking delicacies are offered at Taj Mahotsav at reasonable rates.

Fun Fair :
It is the most loved and biggest attraction for children as it involves big as well as small fun rides like merry-go-rounds, train-rides and many more. So, if you want to enjoy and experience true essence of India, come to Taj Mahotsav organized at Home of Taj.

Mathura :

  • Mathura and Vrindavan are the fabled twin cities of Braj Bhumi.
  • Amidst the mesmerizing temples, music, art and dances the legend of Lord Krishna comes alive – every day.
  • Charkula dance, Raasleela and the renowned Mathura Museum will keep you asking for more.

Vrindavan :

  • This is the place where Lord Krishna played His flute and performed leelas
  • It is immortalised in the poems of Meerabai, Surdas and Vallabhacharya
  • The Rangaji temple, an amalgam of Rajput and South Indian architecture, is the largest temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu
  • The Bankey Bihari temple, Radha Madhav temple and Iskcon temple are examples of great architecture

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