If history intrigues you and you wish to acquaint your kids or younger siblings with some inventive motivations with a touch of our nation's history and society, then the various sound and light shows in India are enchanting ways to get some answers concerning the country's past. These days, they're sprouting in number and you'll see them happening at the major landmarks everywhere throughout the nation, particularly fortresses and monuments. These contrasting shows will transport you back to some fundamental junction of India's history.
So here is a short list of probably the most amazing Sound and Light shows that happen over some of India's most famous milestones. Let’s explore–
Red Fort, Delhi
Old Delhi's famous Red Fort was the first ever monument in Asia to have a sound and light show. The India Tourism Development Corporation started there in 1965. It's since been upgraded, with the present show having started in 1996. While it won't have the aesthetics of the new age sound and light shows in India, its depiction is awesome. The story reenacts Delhi's tumultuous 5,000 year history, with particular complement on the Mughal time in the midst of which the Fort was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. So search for the Chandigarh to Delhi flights, and once in Delhi, take straight off to Red Fort to watch this tremendous wonder.
Mysore Palace, Mysore
The forty minute long sound and light show at the Mysore Palace relates the story of the chronicled setting of the Palace and its rulers. A noteworthy inspiration to see the show is the brief edification (by around 100,000 lights) of the Palace a while later, for five minutes on weekdays and 10 minutes on Saturdays. The illumination simply used to happen on weekends.
City Palace, Udaipur
The Mewars have made an astounding presentation of the sound and light show at the eminent City Palace. It's the first in India to be privately organized, as opposed to being supported and composed by the government. Titled "Yash ki Dharohar", the script was created by Pandit Narendra Mishra, the official court-craftsman of the House of Mewar. Spreading more than 1,500 years, it showcases the journey through the mesmerizing history of the Mewar dynasty over a one hour show.
Somnath Temple, Gujarat
This seaside temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, where he's worshiped as a linga of light in India. It's a broad and stunningly great asylum that has been incorporated into Mr. Amitabh Bacchan's Gujarat ad film campaign. The sound and light show called, "Jay Somnath", starts right after the temple’s evening aarti and is held in English. It depicts the criticalness and history of the haven, including its spoiling, reclamation, scouring by Islamic interlopers, and last generation after India's independence.
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Eminent lyricist and Bollywood movie maker scripted the light and sound show of Amber Fort. It happens towards the base of the Fort, near Maota Lake. There's wonderful use of embellishments and acoustics, alongside folk music and splendid lighting of various parts of the Fort, to breath life into the charming study of true stories and legends including the 28 leaders of the Kachhwaha dynasty.
So if you are one genuine history buff, then along with appreciating the mind boggling depiction of India's notorious milestones, make a point to go to the awesome sound and light show that depicts the history, culture and transcendence of these sublime structures of our nation's legacy. Jai Hind!