Art and Culture, agra

Agra is an amalgamation of various cultures. The traces of the different cultures can be seen in each and every part of the country. The city is a mixture of both rustic and modern lifestyle. As Agra falls under the Brij region in Uttar Pradesh. The city is influenced by the Brij culture. People`s food habits, language and attires have influences from the Brij culture. The culture of Agra can be described as amalgamation of Brij culture and Mughal culture. We see that two different cultures come together to form the culture of Agra India. Men were dhoti and kurta and women wear traditional sarees. The festivals celebrated in Agra are Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharrum, Diwali,Taj Mahotsav etc. Agra is also popular for its Id Melas and the colourful Tazias taken out on Muharram. Diwali, the festival of lights, is popularly celebrated here. The Taj Mahotsav festival is a culturally vibrant platform that brings together the finest Indian crafts and cultural nuances. There are celebrations ranging from folk music, poetry, classical dance performances, elephant and camel rides to games and a food festival. There are possessions with decorated elephants, camels, drumbeaters, folk artists and master craftsmen. The Taj food festival is an experience to savor exotic cuisines and delicacies and the Craft Mela exhibits exquisite crafts like marble inlays, wood carvings, brass and metal ware, handmade carpets, the blue pottery, the Chikan works, Banares Silk etc. There are other festivals that are common to other regions of the country.