Bagore Ki Haveli


Bagore ki Haveli.
Bagore ki Haveli.

Bagore ki haveli (adobe) was built in 18th century by Shri Amarchand Badwa, Prime Minister of Mewar. It has more than 100 rooms and it is located at the waterfront of Lake Pichola.

The haveli has been converted in to a museum. There is a cultural event – Dharohar (meaning Heritage) performed every evening from 7pm – 8pm.

Initially I was not interested in the cultural program as I thought it might be over hyped to attract the foreign tourists but it came highly recommended by fellow BCMT forum members.

The entry ticket is for Rs 60 and there is a separate ticket for camera. It’s a small informal gathering in the courtyard of the haveli. The host introduces us to the history and origin of various Rajasthani dance and other folk arts before the artists perform them. The performances were mesmerizing and the atmosphere was electrifying. The whole courtyard gets filled quickly so make sure to reach there in good time to sit in the front, else you might have to stand at the back. The road to haveli is very congested and parking is a huge problem so keep this in mind if you plan to reach there in a self driven vehicle.

The model of Bagore ki Haveli. It looks like in old times the main approach to the haveli was from the lake.
The model of Bagore ki Haveli. It looks like in old times the main approach to the haveli was from the lake.

The charming host.
The charming host.

Ladies performing the folk dance.
Ladies performing the folk dance.

Dancing with a pot balanced on their heads.
Dancing with a pot balanced on their heads.

Dancers performing while balancing a pot with fire on their head.
Dancers performing while balancing a pot with fire on their head.

Women of all age participate with same energy.
Women of all age participate with same energy.

The musicians on <i>Tabla</i> and <i>Harmonium</i>.
The musicians on Tabla and Harmonium.

The host explained the history of each dance form before it was performed.
The host explained the history of each dance form before it was performed.

It needs lot of dedication and experience to perform this kind of dance.
It needs lot of dedication and experience to perform this kind of dance.

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