The credit for organizing the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon does not belong to any single organization. It is the result of the combined effort of Haryana Tourism and several other bodies chief amongst which were the Ministry of Tourism and Department of Culture, Government of India, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, Department of Cultural Affairs, Haryana, Development Commissioners Handlooms and Handicrafts, North Zone Cultural Center, North Central Cultural Center, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Ballabgarh Development and Beautification Society.
The Nahar Singh Mahal was chosen upon as the venue for the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon. Named after Raja Nahar Singh, a young king who ascended the throne in the year 1739 during the reign of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zaffar, the palace was in a dilapidated condition until it was selected. The Government of Haryana took upon themselves the responsibility of restoring it to its former glory. Consequently a team of experts under the able guidance of Aman Nath and Francis Nacziarg beautified this palace.
The Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon aims at promoting different martial arts and folk arts that were on the verge of extinction. They would have faded to oblivion but for this kind of an initiative. It is indeed very heartening to know that several traditional song and dance forms have either been revived or have received a new boost on account of this festival.
India's richness in the field of performing arts can very well be gauged on a visit to the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon. A visit to the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon gives one the splendid opportunity to witness performances of classical artistes. The singers and dancers also get a national platform to manifest their talents and they make full utilization of the given opportunity enthralling audience with their riveting performances.
Another added attraction of the Kartik Fair is that one gets to see this Mahal in Ballabgarh town which is an impressive example of remarkable architectural dexterity. Characterized by an elaborate cupola and minars, the palace brings to mind the grace and elegance one notices in the mahals of Bharatpur. Anyone is sure to be impressed by this magnificent structure. The programmes held at the Kartik Cultural Festival in Gurgaon will surely make a mark in your minds.