In most luxury hotels in Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle region, some kind of traditional entertainment is usually laid on for guests in the evenings. This may be a Classical music recital on sitar and tabla, or more exuberant performances of folk music and dance from families of Langa and Manganiyar Gypsies. Women in these troupes tend to do the dancing, and will be dressed in richly embroidered and mirror-inlaid costumes, with heavy silver jewellery and voluminous pleated skirts that swirl and sparkle when they spin. The men provide musical accompaniment on harmonium, Rajasthani drums, castanets and vocals, wearing colourful turbans and gold earrings.

Puppetry – known in Rajasthan as ‘Katpooli’ – is also still widely performed, especially in popular visitor destinations.

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