The luxurious, magnificent and beautiful Palace On Wheels also offers you a variety of cultural programs on board and on arriving at destinations for your pleasure and enjoyment. These especially designed programs provide a refreshing effect to your body and mind.
At every halt, your get an opportunity to see the finest regional dance performances performed by talented artists. You can enjoy watching live performances of Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Agni Nritya, puppet shows and many other cultural programs.
Ghoomar Dance: This is a community dance performed in groups by women on propitious occasions. This is a very simple dance where the ladies move gently and gracefully in circles.
Chari Dance: Chari means 'a pot'. This dance involves dancing with a pot, on one's head. A lighted lamp is then placed on the pot.
Kachhi Godhi: In this dance men in colorful costumes perform on well decorated dummy horses. Holding naked swords in hands the dancers move rhythmically to the beating of drums and pipes.
Fire Dance: Performed by the Jasnathi community of Bikaner, this dance involves a big fire created by the burning wood and charcoal. The men jump in the fire to the accompaniment of drumbeats.
Terah Thali: Performed by the Kamad community of Pokhran and Deedwana town of Rajasthan in honor of the local deity, Baba Ramdeo. In this dance men play a four-stringed instrument called a Chau-tara and the women also hold a sword between their teeth or place pots with lighted lamps on their heads.
Kalbelia Dance: Also famous as 'Snake Charmer'. In this dance the Kalbelia women dance vigorously and gracefully. As the dance progresses, the accompanying music rises in tempo making dancers dance more vigorously giving you a heart throbbing sight.
These beautiful cultural programs never fail to enchant you and make your Travel a memorable one.
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