We just got another reason to visit Rajasthan. The state is gearing up to welcome tourists for its all-new sound and light shows at five iconic destinations. Here’s everything you need to know about this. By Karan Kaushik
In a bid to boost tourism in the state, the Rajasthan government is all set to invite tourists to experience Rajasthan’s rich heritage and spiritual legacy. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot recently inaugurated light and sound shows at five tourist attractions in Rajasthan. These include Jaipur’s Jai Niwas Udyaan, Dholpur’s Muchkund, Chittorgarh Fort, Meerabai Memorial in Nagaur’s Merta, and Jaisalmer’s Gadsisar Lake.
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Expressing his delight on the inauguration of the light and sound shows, the Chief Minister said that all five places have immense touristic value. During the virtual inauguration, Gehlot was joined by the Minister of State of Culture, Government of India, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Rajasthan Tourism Minister Vishwendra Singh.
Addressing a video conference, he emphasised the importance of tourism for the state’s economy. The Chief Minister was also delighted with the high numbers of tourists arriving for yearend celebrations. Gehlot also raised concerns about the prevailing COVID-19 situation and advised tourists to take necessary precautions and observe COVID-appropriate behaviour.
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Set up under the central government’s Swadesh Darshan scheme, the light and sound shows are aimed at enhancing the grandeur of the tourist attractions and enthrall visitors. Chief Minister Gehlot also appreciated Rajasthan’s unique stature in the tourism sector, thanks to its forts, culture, palaces, desert, and wildlife, which continue to draw international and domestic tourists in the droves every year.
Speaking to Travel+Leisure India, Nishant Jain, Director, Tourism, Rajasthan Government, said that the light and sound shows will add to the royal experience of Rajasthan that tourists come for. “Every monument tells tales of the state’s glorious heritage, the addition of light and sound show will add audiovisual experience to further enthrall the visitors. Also, it will make the royal evenings of Rajasthan more vibrant and melodious,” he said.
According to a news report published in the Times of India, the Rajasthan government has contributed INR 500 crore to a newly created tourism development fund, which will be used for improving tourist facilities at tourist spots across the state. New circuits are also being developed in the state. These will help in the promotion of tribal, religious, wildlife, and desert tourism.