Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur: Hours, Address, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal Reviews: 4/5

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
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Speciality Museums • Theatre & Performances
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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28Rahul
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India25 contributions
Similar like Dharohar show at Bagore ki Haveli
Mar 2021
This is 1 hour show which cost you around 120 Rs per person.
If you have done Dharohar show at Bagore ki Haveli then there is no mean to attend this show. As both are almost same. For First 30 min , there would be puppet show and last 30 min , rajasthani folk dance performances by artist.
There was only 4-5 people in the hall and they run the show for just 4-5 people also.
Even if there is 1 person , show will run.
I found Dharohar a bit better as you can book the ticket online however cost is almost same i.e. it is 100 in Dharohar and 120 in Lok kala mandal.
Timings are 12 to 1 pm and 6 to 7 pm daily
Written 24 March 2021
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MWandAW
North Sydney, Australia3,592 contributions
Nostalgic puppetry in a local museum
Mar 2020
A primitive, yet informative history of puppetry and musical instruments in India. Not all for children, but displayed to teach them about their heritage. When our tour group visited the museum it was almost empty, except for a few other foreigners looking around. It seems that it is a regular tour coach destination that helps the local economy. The building and stairs are old and creaky, which lends to the mystique of the place. It is interesting to view the diorama models, constructed to show village life and entertainment. The museum houses historic masks, models, dolls, pictures, puppets and musical instruments sourced from personal collections, public donations and bequests. Entertaining puppet shows for adults and kids are performed daily. There is a souvenir shop attached to the side of the small parking area. The toilets which are located in an outbuilding near the carpark, are primitive as well and not for the faint hearted. A visit is recommended, if you are interested in the cultural history of entertainment in India.
Written 26 March 2020
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deepika dangwal
Greater Noida, India22 contributions
great performance
Feb 2020
I saw special performance in evening time 6-7 pm. There is another show in afternoon also 12-1 pm. Entry ticket was 100 /- for adults & 50 /- for kids. Puppet show was very good & kids will like it. in 2nd half , local rajasthani culture was shown performance of dancers was amazing, last performance was very good & a must watch... balance was just WOW ....
Written 25 February 2020
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Vikrant Kulkarni
Mumbai, India16 contributions
True test of real traditional Rajasthani dance
Dec 2019 • Business
Entry ticket is very reasonable. Compared to the show and performance is shown inside. It is an unmixed. Dance performance and cultural show and it is untouched by modernization to some it can seem little more ethereum. But it is fantastic what they do.
Written 11 February 2020
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KennethEast
Chicago, IL120 contributions
Frequent puppet shows
Jan 2020
We wanted to visit the museum and see a puppet show. The travel books suggest that the shows were in the early evening. TA reviews suggest that there was a show at noon, too. That's what we banked on! On arrival, they suggested that shows ran every twenty to thirty minutes. We spent maybe a half hour touring the museum's collection of both Indian and international puppets, then sat for a short [maybe 20-minute] puppet show. Maybe the evening show is more elaborate. We were pleased with what we saw. It's a modest but interesting museum.
Written 6 February 2020
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eternal_traveller_12
Pune, India117 contributions
A must go to place if you are in Udaipur
Jan 2020
We were in Udaipur and just about managed to get here before closing time (6 pm) ,way back after visiting Kumbhalgad.
As said in title, JUST DON'T MISS IT. They have Rajasthani Folk music live, folk dance- forgot name of person, what he does on stage is just stunning ! And a magnificent Puppet show.
Everyone is so involved and motivated, its simply beautiful !! Musicians also are terrific.

2 things , didn't like- too cramp sitting, and announcements/compering was hardly audible. Either sound system or the announcer spoke in too low a volume.

Take your kids along or go alone if kids are not with you. Either way you will not be disappointed.

Another thing is , management can look at permission for camera , flash etc. Too many flash clicks become irritating.
Thanx guys you are doing a great job'
Written 1 February 2020
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC497 contributions
Unique and worthwhile perspective of the tribes
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Bharta lok kala mandal (which includes Udaipur folk art museum and other folk art exhibits) is a fascinating exhibition of area tribes and their traditional dress, activities, and customs. There are very descriptive signs throughout so a guide may not be necessary in this museum but we had one and he did add value. Make sure to see the puppet show while you’re there.
Written 27 January 2020
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Bala Tripura S
Bengaluru, India2,715 contributions
Wonderful folk musuem
Dec 2019
This is a folk musuem where we can see rajastani paintings and puppets.This is at walkable distnce from check circle.We need to pay 50 rs as entrance.This folk musuem is full of different kind of rajastani paintings.There is a puppet show which we enjoyed a lot
Written 7 January 2020
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Shah Vipul
Vadodara, India6 contributions
Good traditional activities
Dec 2019 • Family
Visited day before yesterday with my family during my recent trip to Udaipur.
Activities are pretty good . Puppet show was very nice . If you are interested in Rajasthani arts then you should definitely visit this place.
The only concern is the parking issue. It was unorganized. That's why I have given 4* but rest everything is value for money.
Written 15 December 2019
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,641 contributions
Interesting folk museum
Dec 2019
We saw one of the short afternoon puppet shows which was entertaining. We then looked around the museum. Some interesting exhibits, but a lot were faded, and probably had not been restaged since the museum opened.
Written 6 December 2019
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