If you wish to see the local handicrafts, handlooms, craftsmanship and woodwork from every single part of India under one roof, then this is the festival to visit. Held at Shilpgram, a tourist village, at the eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, the 10-day long festival provides a breath-taking sneak-peek into the rich cultural heritage of India and ample opportunities to shop, all against the majestic backdrop of the Mughal architecture, Taj Mahal. The festival has a theme or ?message? Every year which is expressed through various aspects, including the set-up, of the festival. You can also witness a vast and gorgeous procession of elephants and camels covered in colourful Indian motifs and designs, accompanied by folk dancers and drumbeats, marking the grand beginning of the Taj Mahotsav.