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7 Sound and light show You Shouldn’t Miss in India

Sound and light shows : Whether you are a history buff or want to stimulate the imagination of children, India’s many sound and light performances shows are an interesting way to learn about the country’s past. Nowadays, their numbers are increasing rapidly, and you will find them appearing on monuments around the world, especially forts and palaces. These colorful programs will take you back to important moments in Indian history.

7 Sound and light shows in India

1. Purana Qila, Delhi

In South Delhi, the high-tech sound and light show in the underrated Purana Kila (Old Fort) is arguably the best of its kind in India. After a long wait, it was launched in early 2011. It is called “Ishq-e-Dilli” (Romantic Delhi), which has been ruled by Prithviraj III for 11 centuries to today, showing the history of Delhi through its 10 cities.

He also traced the connection between Delhi and the mythology of Mahabharata and Indra. It uses advanced projection and laser technology, including some parts of 3D. 

What’s the Time: 

Every day except Friday. September to October: 7.00-8.00 pm (Hindi), 8.30-9.30 pm (English). November to January: 6.00-7.00 pm (Hindi), 7.30-8.30 pm (English). February to April: 7.00-8.00pm (Hindi), 8.30-9.30pm (English). May to August: 7.30-8.30 pm (Hindi), 9.00-10.00 pm (English).

2. Amber Fort, Jaipur

This sound and light show written by legendary Bollywood lyricist and director Gulzar showcases the history of Amber Fort and Jaipur. This happened at the bottom of the fort near Lake Maota.

They make full use of special effects and sound effects, as well as folk music and colorful lights in various places of the fort, to bring to life the lingering comments about the historical stories and legends of the 28 kings of the Kahwaha Dynasty. Explore Jaipur By Palace on Wheels Luxury Train.

What is the entry Time:

  • Summer: 7.30 hours (in English), 8.30 hours (Hindi).
  • Winter: 6.30 hours (in English), 7.30 hours (Hindi).

3. Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Perhaps this is the largest sound and light show in India. This is the show at Golconda Fort near Hyderabad, which can accommodate 400 people. The show has been running for decades and tells the story of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which was criticized for being outdated and boring.

However, it has recently been redesigned with new lighting and technology. Make sure you bring mosquitoes, as there are many lakes that can breed around.

What is the Time: 

From November to February at 6.30 am, from March to October at 7 pm daily in English.

In Telugu, from November to February at 7.45pm and March to October at 8.15pm in Telugu, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In Hindi, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.45pm from November to February and 8.15pm from March to October.

 4. Sea Somnati Temple

Sea Somnati Temple is one of 12 Jyotirlinga (Shiva Temple, once worshiped by pilgrims of the Light) in India. This is a large and breathtakingly beautiful temple that was reflected in the Gujarat advertising campaign of actor Amitabha Bacchan.

The laser sound and light show “Jay Somnaty” is based on the evening ashlar behind the temple, and it is conducted in English. She talked about the importance and history of the temple, including the desecration of the temple, the resurrection of the Islamic invaders, and the final restoration of India after independence.

The roads of the temple are illuminated and impressive. When combined with the tides of the sea, the performance gives a unique feeling. There is a video of the performance on YouTube.

What is the entry Time: 8.00-9.00 pm

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5. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

If you are interested in the history of Kolkata, you will want to participate in the sound and light show at the Victoria Memorial. The title is “Pride and Glory-The History of Kolkata”, it describes in detail the 300 years of the Raj era, the arrival of British Independence Day in Kolkata, England.

What’s the entry Time:

  • October to February: 6.15-7.00pm (Bengali), 7.15-8.00 hours (in English).
  • March to June: 6.45-7.30 pm (Bengali), 7.45-8.30 pm ( English).

It did not reach Monday, national holidays, Holi and July to September.

6. Red Fort, New Delhi

The famous Old Delhi Red Fort (Lal Qila) is the first place in Asia to perform sound and light performances. India Tourism Development Corporation (India Tourism Development Corporation) started operations in India in 1965. It has been updated in this way, and other upgrades are planned for the current show Taker 1996.

Although some special effects of sound and light shows are not currently available in India (lighting is only used to isolate buildings), his story is not bad-hey, this is the Red Fort, after all!

This story recreates the five thousand years of turbulent history in Delhi, with particular emphasis on the Mughal era, during which the fortress was built by Emperor Shah Jahan.

What’s the Time: Every day (except Monday). The time is the same as the sound and light show of Purana Kila.

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Archana, A creative writer and blogger by profession. Loves to travel and likes to share travel experiences through writing blogs and articles.
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