Light & Sound show at Udaipur City Palace - A decent story-telling around Mewar Dynasty but not to be compared with other Light & Sounds shows in India

Light & Sound show at Udaipur City Palace is one of the interesting experiences to have when you are in Lake city of Rajasthan.  This light & sound show takes place in Manek Chowk of The City Palace and this show narrates the rich history of the House of Mewar for visitors from different parts of the world. We also saw this Light & sound show. This post will share more about the show, our experience, what to expect and key factors which will help you decide if it's worth visiting or not.

Light & Sound show at Udaipur City Palace is one of the interesting experiences to have when you are in Lake city of Rajasthan.  This light & sound show takes place in Manek Chowk of The City Palace and this show narrates the rich history of the House of Mewar for visitors from different parts of the world. We also saw this Light & sound show. This post will share more about the show, our experience, what to expect and key factors which will help you decide if it's worth visiting or not. 

 

Above photograph show City Palace of Udaipur in evening light and it's lit this way for few minutes after the show is over. During the show, partial parts of the city palace are lit and then sound also comes from that part of the palace. During this show and narration, some of the elements of City Palace are also explained, like the famous sun symbol of Mewar dynasty.   City Palace of Udaipur is managed by a private organisation and with that logic it's India's first sound & light show produced by a non-governmental private organisation.   The Light & Sound show is available in hindi & english. During Pandemic, only english show was happening so we attended that one. City Palace Light & Sound show in Hindi is called "Yash ki Dharohar" and it seems that the script is written by Pandit Narendra Mishra, who is official court-poet of the House of Mewar.

Above photograph show City Palace of Udaipur in evening light and it's lit this way for few minutes after the show is over. During the show, partial parts of the city palace are lit and then sound also comes from that part of the palace. During this show and narration, some of the elements of City Palace are also explained, like the famous sun symbol of Mewar dynasty. 

City Palace of Udaipur is managed by a private organisation and with that logic it's India's first sound & light show produced by a non-governmental private organisation. 

The Light & Sound show is available in hindi & english. During Pandemic, only english show was happening so we attended that one. City Palace Light & Sound show in Hindi is called "Yash ki Dharohar" and it seems that the script is written by Pandit Narendra Mishra, who is official court-poet of the House of Mewar. 

The Light & Sound show of Udaipur City Palace certainly increases awareness about Mewar and story covers 1500 years. Narration of Mewar story in City Palace Light & Sound show is done by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur who is present Custodian of the House of Mewar.  During this light & sound show there are details about dynasty's founding father Bapa Rawal, the glory of Rani Padmini and Chittorgarh, the sacrifice of Panna Dhai. Then story takes the turn and talks about establishment of Udaipur in the 16th century.   Entry ticket for Light & Sound show at Udaipur City Palace is 300 Rs for adults and 100 rs for children. I am not sure if pricing is different from hindi show & if ticket cost varies for foreigners. So do check out official website for specific details and I am sure pricing will change, so it also depends when you are reading this blog :).

The Light & Sound show of Udaipur City Palace certainly increases awareness about Mewar and story covers 1500 years. Narration of Mewar story in City Palace Light & Sound show is done by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur who is present Custodian of the House of Mewar.

During this light & sound show there are details about dynasty's founding father Bapa Rawal, the glory of Rani Padmini and Chittorgarh, the sacrifice of Panna Dhai. Then story takes the turn and talks about establishment of Udaipur in the 16th century. 

Entry ticket for Light & Sound show at Udaipur City Palace is 300 Rs for adults and 100 rs for children. I am not sure if pricing is different from hindi show & if ticket cost varies for foreigners. So do check out official website for specific details and I am sure pricing will change, so it also depends when you are reading this blog :). 

Now that you know about Udaipur Light & Sound show, I would want to share why you should not compare it with other light & sound shows of India. That comparison may disappoint you. Personally I was disappointed to see this light & sound show. Then I was telling myself that I should be happy about the fact that I got to know about history of Mewar. But if you want visiting City Palace during the day with guide, you will hear same stories again :). So if you have other plans in the evening when in Udaipur, you can skip. But if you don't have specific plans, experience this light & sound show as well.   If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -   1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter Use dustbins. 2. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.  5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite.

Now that you know about Udaipur Light & Sound show, I would want to share why you should not compare it with other light & sound shows of India. That comparison may disappoint you. Personally I was disappointed to see this light & sound show. Then I was telling myself that I should be happy about the fact that I got to know about history of Mewar. But if you want visiting City Palace during the day with guide, you will hear same stories again :). So if you have other plans in the evening when in Udaipur, you can skip. But if you don't have specific plans, experience this light & sound show as well. 

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling - 

1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter. Use dustbins.
2. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin. 
3. Avoid water bottles in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem. In plains, refill your bottles with RO at hotel.  
4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits. 
5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests or jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite.

Comments

Veidehi Gite said…
Love the pictures and info on Udaipur City Palace. Visited long back and this post revived some very good memories :)

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