I had never come across this place even while researching about Udaipur or while talking to people who had been there. Our Cabbie just stopped at a colourful gate and said “Aap andar jayeeye”. I Questioned: “Which is this place”? He replied: Lok Kala Mandal and continued: you will like it very much. How true he was!
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal is a museum of Rajasthani Folk Art which displays rich collection of folk dresses, paintings, pagris, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls and folk musical instruments. Besides there is a section on Tribal Art. The world renowned puppeteers of Udaipur put up shows on regular intervals which we enjoyed very much.
The museum was just awesome, the collection was reflection of Rajasthani Art Forms and student of art/ architecture/ design would just love it. It would provide great learning to these students of Rajasthani Art Forms.
Rajasthan Tourism needs to promote this Centre amidst foreign tourists also who as it love everything about Rajasthan!
The unsung hero of Udaipur should get Hero’s welcome!
Need to say more? Watch it to believe me!
An exclusive Photo-Essay of Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal.
Pics Courtesy: Mukund Rai