Jaisalmer has a lot of options for entertainment. Because of its rich composite culture it boasts of various songs and dances. If you are not a culture vulture then you can opt for modern centers of entertainment such as Cinema theatre and discotheques.
Rajasthani folk music has a long history. It is very soothing and
earthy. Traditionally rulers had bards in their courts that sang tales
of the heroic deeds of kings. Though the tradition is long dead
nevertheless these ballads called "Rasos" can be heard even
today. The legend of King Prithviraj Chauhan and his bard Chand Bardai
who composed the Prithviraj Raso, a ballad, which details the brave
deeds of Prithviiraj though exaggerated at times, is well known.
Rajasthani folk dances are an eye-catching sight. People of Rajasthan
must be given the credit to save their heritage for this long. Lissome
women wearing colorful clothes decorated with mirrors and embroidery,
balancing a column of brass pots on their heads, sway in time to the
music of a traditional melody. During your stay, you will notice that,
Rajasthan is a place where every thing is very earthy and close to the
masses. That is why folk culture here is very flourishing. Some of the
popular folk dances in Rajasthan, which are a great source of
entertainment are Bhavai, Chari, Ghair, Ghoomar, Kacchi Ghodi where a
dancer wears a costume resembling a horse, Kalbeliya, performed by the
women of the snake charmer community and Teerahtali, where women perform
with 13 cymbals tied to their limbs.
Puppetry in Jaisalmer
Want to try something different, go for the Puppetry show one of the
evenings. Puppetry is a traditional art form and source of entertainment
in Rajasthan. Tales from the epics, folk tales and social commentary are
conveyed through the medium of colorful puppets. The most famous among
these is the depiction of Mahabharata, the grand epic. These little
puppets are also popular souvenirs for tourists who visit Rajasthan on
an Indian Holiday.
Cinema Theatres in Jaisalmer
There are quite a few cinema theatres in Jaisalmer but none of them are
up to the international standard. The acoustic are not up to the mark
and projections, too are hazy. Stick to the in house facilities in the
Read about various sources of entertainment in Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan.