Rajasthan is a state of rich folk culture that attracts the spectators from all over the world. Out of various tourist destinations in the state, Jaipur is one of the most sought after place. Jaipur is a window of Rajasthani culture prevailing across the state and you get to witness all the shades of the colorful Rajasthani culture in this capital city. Folk music and dance shows in Jaipur are a common phenomenon and are a must watch.
Here we bring for you list of five events you must attend in Jaipur to witness cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan:
1. Sound & Light Show, Amber Fort, Jaipur
One of the most splendid cultural shows in Jaipur, the Sound & Light Show at Amber Fort will take you on a Rajasthani Cultural Trail. The main attraction of the show is the musical drama or folklore narrated in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan. Also music by Ustad Sultan Khan and Shubha Mudgal.
The dramas is followed by folk music and dance shows. It gives the spectators an evening filled drenched in cultural feisty.
2. Kalbelia Dance Show
A tour to Rajasthan is incomplete with witnessing the most celebrated Kalbelia Dance of the colorful state. The dance finds its origin in the Kalbelia tribe of Rajasthan. Kalbeliya dance is recognized universally for its marvelous black outfit and breathtaking stunts.
The ghagra embroidered with stones and mirror work looks beautiful. Also the dancers swirling on the beats of traditional musical instruments like pakhawaj, sarangi and dhol certainly give you goosebumps. The dance that was once performed to celebrate the joyous occasions in the nomadic tribe is now a mirror to the beautiful culture of Rajasthan.
3. Cultural Extravaganza at Chokhi Dhaani
The true essence of Rajasthani culture awaits you at the very popular destination Chokhi Dhani. It’s not just a place to relish Rajasthani delicacies but also a destination to witness all the shades of Rajasthan and one place. The very popular ‘Folk Dance and Music Show; Chaupal Nach Gan Re’ is must vist.
Tap your feet on Chari, Ghoomar, the Bhopa-Bhopi and Kalbeliya dance, the traditional dances from Rajasthan or enjoy customary fire, puppet and magic shows. A visit is Chokhi Dhani is a visit to Rajasthan in true sense.
4. Winds of Music at Hawa Mahal
Another popular event you can look forward to is the ‘Winds of Music’ at Hawa Mahal. It’s a theatre show that comprises every shade of Rajasthani culture with full conviction. ‘Winds of Music’ is a perfect amalgamation of music, dance, anecdotes and history of Rajasthan presented with special effects.
From traditional dance forms like Ghoomar and Kalbeliya to traditional acrobats performing stunts and fire dance, this one hour audio visual show drowns the spectators into the cultural spirits of Rajasthan.
5. Music In The Park
An exclusive event organized at Jaipur’s Central Park the ‘Music In The Park’. It is one of most celebrated events in the city. The ‘Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth’ or SPIC MACAY organizes the event. The event is organized to celebrate the composite heritage of Rajasthan.
The event features performances by stalwarts from the field of classical and semi-classical music. Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Shubha Mudgal are some of the performers.
To witness the vibrant shades of Rajasthan one should definitely be part of all these magical events and get drenched in the colourful hues of Rajasthan.