The Spellbinding Sound and Light Shows in Rajasthan, Starting from September01, 2011

A One Day Sound and Light Show in Chittorgarh

The Department of Tourism has initiated the Sound and Light Show to add excitement for the tourist. It will be Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of State Mrs. Usha Poonia on The World Tourism Day i.e. September27, 2011, the first of its kind show in the state would provide evening entertainment to the visitors.

Episodes related with the beauty and sense of pride of Rani Padmini, the versatility of Rana Kumba, the spirituality and single minded devotion of Meera, treacherous plan to kill young Udai Singh and beyond the call of duty sacrifice by Panna Dhai, etc. have all been enacted using sound light and various effects to bring life back to the fort.

Produced by ITDC, for the Ministry of Tourism and operated by RTDC the show is of 58 minutes duration, in English and Hindi, carefully blended with the correct proportion of relevant music from thislandofRajasthan.

The equipment installed for the show is state-of-the-art technology, using latest digital technology of high sustainability.

Timings are: 7:00 PM onwards and Entry Fee for adult is Rs. 50/- and Rs. 25/- for child.

 

On the other hand, if one gets to miss this show, another Show called Mewar Sound and Light Show is starting from September1, 2011 in Udaipur.

Mewar Sound and Light Show:  Fifteen centuries of intriguing Mewar history are squeezed into one atmospheric hour of commentary and light switching.

It is India’s first sound and light show produced by a non-governmental private organization. The hi-tech extravaganza, conducted every evening at the magnificent Manek Chowk in The City Palace Complex, brings alive the rich history of the House of Mewar for domestic and foreign visitors alike. The show has been created to spread awareness, interest and pride in the history of Mewar that stretches back to 1500 years. It is the deep baritone voice of Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, the present Custodian of the House of Mewar, which welcomes guests at the start of the son et lumiere and sets the mood for the evening. The 12 episodes in the show, spanning one hour, recreate the devotion of the dynasty’s founding father Bapa Rawal, the glory of Rani Padmini and Chittorgarh, the sacrifice of Panna Dhai before moving to present the establishment ofUdaipur in the sixteenth century.

The son et lumiere is thus a journey through the glorious history of Mewar, a celebrated chapter in the history ofIndia.

The show in Hindi, titled Yash ki Dharohar has the script written by Pandit Narendra Mishra, the official court-poet of the House of Mewar. The richness of the Hindi language, and the poetic compositions in veer-ras, are an auditory treat for the lovers of this language.

It follows the English production in style and flourish, all the while maintaining the subtleties and flavor that the Hindi language lends to the dramatic and traumatic history of Mewar over 1500 years.

 

Timings:

Show in Hindi: 8 pm to 9 pm (May to September)
Show in English: 7 pm to 8 pm (October to September), 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm (April)

Duration: 60 Minutes

Entry Fee:

Entry ticket for the show in English:

Seating at the elevated Hathnal ki Chandni: Rs.400 per Adult, Rs.150 per child between 8 to 12 years, free for children up to 7 years

Seating at ground-level at The Manek Chowk: Rs.150 per Adult, Rs.75 per child between 8 to 12 years, free for children up to 7 years

Entry ticket for the show in Hindi:

Seating at the elevated Hathnal ki Chandni: Rs.200 per Adult, Rs.100 per child between 8 to 12 years, free for children upto 7 years

Seating at ground-level at The Manek Chowk: Rs.100 per Adult, Rs.50 per child between 8 to 12 years, free for children upto 7 years

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3 thoughts on “The Spellbinding Sound and Light Shows in Rajasthan, Starting from September01, 2011

  1. Mohan NARAYANASWAMY

    Hi Abhi, Enjoyed reading the newsletter. Good beginning. It could get better as you move forward. Keep up the good work.
    Mohan

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