There’s no doubt that India is a bag full of amazing historical monuments and architectures. And the beauty of these places are doubled even more when the evening lights are illuminated, highlighting each aspect and attributes. Highly recommended is to visit these monuments in the evening to witness The Sound and Light Show, a shortcut to get a glimpse of India’s rich historical past and legends in an entertaining way. These extravagant show has gained immense popularity among local and foreign travelers alike.
You can find these engaging light and sound shows in every other historical monuments of India. Capable to transport you back to the important phase of history in India. Listed below are some of the best attractions in India to enjoy the vivacious Sound and Light Show. So read on!
At the Imposing Red Fort in Delhi
Old Delhi’s famous Red Fort (Lal Qila) was the first place in Asia to have a Sound and Light show in 1965. The show recreates the tumultuous history of Delhi as well as the Red Fort, animating the Mughal era in an amazing way.
Daily except Mondays.
September to October: 7.00-8.00 p.m. (Hindi), 8.30-9.30 p.m. (English).
November to January: 6.00-7.00 p.m. (Hindi), 7.30-8.30 p.m. (English).
February to April: 7.00-8.00 p.m. (Hindi), 8.30-9.30 p.m. (English).
May to August: 7.30-8.30 p.m. (Hindi), 9.00-10.00 p.m (English).
At the Majestic Amber Fort in Jaipur
The history of Amer Fort is highlighted on a spectacular Sound and Light show. The show takes place towards the bottom of the fort, near Maota Lake, offering an unmatched blend of pleasure that awakens all senses. The excellent use of special effects, acoustics, folk music and colorful lighting of the Fort brings alive the haunting tales and legends involving the Maharajas of the Kachhwaha dynasty who ruled Rajasthan’s capital – Jaipur.
Summer – 7.30 p.m (English), 8.30 p.m. (Hindi). Winter – 6.30 p.m. (English), 7.30 p.m. (Hindi).
At the Intriguing Golconda Fort in Hyderabad
The glorious past of the Golconda fort is narrated effectively with matchless sound and light effects in probably the biggest Sound and Light of India. The fort has seating space for 400 people at once. The show has been operating for decades now and effectively narrates the history of the Qutub Shahi dynasty (or Golconda sultanate of Hyderabad) from the 16th century spanning 171 years in the history of South India.
Daily in English at 6:30 p.m. from November to February, and 7:00 p.m. from March to October.
There are two shows daily, at 6:30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. from November to February; the first show is always in English. On Mon, Wed and Fri, the second show is in Telegu and on the remaining days, the second show is in Hindi.
At the Colonial Classic Victoria Memorial in Kolkata
The Sound and Light show is entitled “Pride and Glory – The story of Kolkata” and gives insights into Kolkata’s cultural past and traditions. Held in the grounds of the Victoria Memorial, the show is a combination of enchanting music, glimpse of British Raj in Kolkata as well as Kolkata’s unique cultural heritage, and the romantic ambiance of the place make it a worth-watching show. Victoria Memorial was built in the memory of queen Victoria in 1912.
October to February – 6.15 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (Bengali) 7.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (English)
March to June – 6.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. (Bengali) 7.45 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (English)
At the Whimsical Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh
The Sound and Light show of Gwalior Fort is very popular with visitors. Red-gold, blue-green lights illuminate every nook and corner of the fort aglow like jewel and brings out the elegance of the fort. The show is a must for every traveller as it showcases the mesmerizing history of the fort dating from 8th century.
March to October – 7:30 p.m. (Hindi) and 8:30 p.m (English).
November to February – 6:30 p.m. (Hindi) and 7:30 p.m (English).
At the Agra Fort, Agra
Get historical insights into the rich Mughal era of Agra in the Sound and Light Show at Agra Fort. A red sandstone built imposing 16th century Mughal monument and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The show in Hindi starts at 6:30 p.m. and the one in English at 7:45 p.m.
At the awe-inspiring Khajuraho Temple in Madhya Pradesh
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Khajuraho Temple hosts a spectacular Sound and Light show showcasing the history and mythology of these exotic temples dating from 10th and 12th centuries.
The show in English starts at 6:00 30 p.m. and in Hindi at 7:40 p.m.
Enjoy The Son et Lumiere or the Sound and Light Show at India’s stunning historical monuments which includes forts, palaces and memorials with stunning architecture to admire and a soulful ambience to enjoy. And, the list doesn’t end here, as you already know, India has incredibly large number other stunning architectural and historical monuments that will continue to inspire you.