Rajasthan set to boost night tourism
Jaipur, May 13: If Rajasthan has never been your choice of summer holiday destination, then you have another think coming as the state government is all set to boost night tourism in the state capital.
The prime attraction will be the 16th century Amer Fort where a light and sound show, showcasing the history of the historical site as well as that of the Pink city and the lavish lifestyle of the Maharajas of Kachchawa dynasty which built the fort.
It was the capital of Kachchawa rulers of the state of Dundhar, 700 years before Jaipur came into existence.
Apart from its Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, it has the splendid Sheesh Mahal, which wowed even former US president Bill Clinton.
The 45-minute show, which will also be heard in several foreign languages other than English, promises to captivate the audience with its projection of the 16th Century Fort as one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture.
The state tourism department has been making efforts to give a filip to evening/night tourism. A night bazaar was started in Amer Mahal, which received some response but the light and sound show is expected to give it a further boost.
The show at Amer Fort will be on the same lines as that of Delhi's Red Fort and Hyderabad's Golconda Fort but the technology will be more upgraded, say tourism officials.
The project, slated to start from the next tourist season, has received Rs 1.19 crore aid from the Centre. Three companies, including one from abroad, have already made their presentations.