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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Where can one enjoy the popular local dance performances in Jaipur?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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Jaipur, as the name comes to your mind, what impression does it give? Well, we heard you right. No wonder, you think of grand palaces, colorful people, interesting festivals, delectable local cuisines and the rich Rajasthani culture which is showcased through various festivals and traditional dance performances. Talking about the dances, you will love to be  part of dances like Ghoomar and Gair Ghoomar and Sapera Dance. Of all the dance performances, Ghoomar and Gair Ghoomar are the most popular ones.

Let’s start with Ghoomar, which has strong connections to the Rajput Royalty. The word “Ghoomar” has been taken from “ghoomna” which moves moving around in circles. In this dance form, women, dressed in bright and colorful ghaghras, move gracefully and swiftly in circles, making the whole process a visual delight. The dance is accompanied by the beautiful regional songs sung by both women and men. So you got an idea about Ghoomar dance. Next is Gair Ghoomar which is a type of Ghoomar dance. While this dance form is traditionally performed only by men, women also take part in it on the eve of Holi. While performing Gair Ghoomar, men and women form two circles, the former performs in the outer circle and the latter moves around in the inner circle. It is commonly celebrated during Holi.


If you are visiting the Pink city during festival times, make sure you don’t miss the the Ghoomar performance at the City Palace. However, some popular hotels like Palki Bar, Le Meridian are places where you can enjoy ghoomar dance performance.

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