Best dance and folklore show in India...where to go?

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Hi to all. I'm on my final stages for my trip to India. It will be for 21 days and will include New Delhi, Varanasi, Agra and Rajhastan (Jaipur, Jodphur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur). Everything is set, except a place to enjoy a good dance and music show. Any of you can recommend the best place to go?

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#2 Jan 19th, 2008, 20:37
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Have u EVER come to the right place for info:

Delhi
25-29 Jan, 6 pm
Talkatora Indoor Stadium (centre of town, near Lohia Hospital)

Republic Day Folk Dance Festival
40 dances spread over 5 days, almost all states/regions taking part.
Some dances are also performed at a few other locations in town on different days.

Best that India has to offer at any one time and location.
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Thanks Dilliwala,

My trip will be from February 8-28, 2008. I think I will miss the festivals you mentioned. Are there good shows in Hotels or Cultural centers?
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You can catch Surajkund festival also very near to delhi. Lots of cultural and art activities..
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Bummer. I will be in Agra on those days and not Delhi. I have been studying Bhangra (traditional and "modern") for about 2.5 years. Would have loved to have seen some of these performances!!
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Originally Posted by Gilawi View Post Thanks Dilliwala,

My trip will be from February 8-28, 2008. I think I will miss the festivals you mentioned. Are there good shows in Hotels or Cultural centers?
Sometimes.
ranjan's tip is good. 1 to 15 Feb, just outside Delhi.
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The Surajkund festival does indeed seem interesting and for once I may be at the right time at the right place - though only for an evening.

Would the best way to get there to just rent a car and driver from a travel agency? Would there be any organised tours from hotels in Delhi?

It's so frustrating trying to find info on these things on the web! Thank God for IM.
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Originally Posted by Rasika View Post The Surajkund festival does indeed seem interesting and for once I may be at the right time at the right place - though only for an evening.

Would the best way to get there to just rent a car and driver from a travel agency? Would there be any organised tours from hotels in Delhi?

It's so frustrating trying to find info on these things on the web! Thank God for IM.
http://haryanatourism.com/surajkund/introduction.asp

http://haryanatourism.com/surajkund/howtoreach.asp
"Access

Surajkund lies 8 km from South Delhi. The resort is easily accessible by road.

Special conducted tours are available from Haryana Tourist Bureau at 36, Janpath, Ned Delhi

Buses are available from ISBT and Serai Kale Khan, Haryana Emporium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg

Tourist cabs/ tourist coaches to the venue can be conveniently hired from Delhi."

For more info on the Mela, click 'Surajkund Craft Mela' in the link bar, under the photo banner, on any page.
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STOP PRESS!! Change in Venue

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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post Have u EVER come to the right place for info:

Delhi
25-29 Jan, 6 pm
Talkatora Indoor Stadium (centre of town, near Lohia Hospital)

Republic Day Folk Dance Festival
40 dances spread over 5 days, almost all states/regions taking part.
Some dances are also performed at a few other locations in town on different days.

Best that India has to offer at any one time and location.
This year the dances will not be shown at Talkatora Stadium but at the Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan instead.

Time: 7 to 8 pm, till 29 Jan.

Entry free.
Vehicle entry is from Gate 1 on Bhairon Marg (opposite the Purana Kila parking area and bus terminal).
If using a bus or other public transport, u can enter from any of the other gates too, espesh those on Mathura Road. From there Gate 5 is closest to the Theatre, which is approx in the middle of PG.
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Folk Dance Festival: other venues

26 Jan '08
1) Delhi Tamil Sangam
Sangam Marg,
RK Puram, Sector 5

2) Air Force Auditorium,
Subroto Park
(about half-way between Dhaula Kuan and the Domestic Airport)

27 Jan '08
1) CCRT Auditorium
15-A, Sector 7, Dwarka

2) Dilli Haat

Entry for the dances is free of charge, but at Dilli Haat the usual gate entry has to be paid.

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