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Desert Culture Centre & Museum

Gadi Sagar Road, Jaisalmer, India
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Help save a dying art!

This is a small but professional operation preserving traditional Rajasthani puppetry (Kathputli... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
time2emit
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Puppets show

Desert museum is known for the best puppet show in Jaisalmer, actively running by Sharma Ji. Allows... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Himanshu G
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Gadi Sagar Road, Jaisalmer, India
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a small but professional operation preserving traditional Rajasthani puppetry (Kathputli). Contrary to what I heard before going, this style of puppetry is not just for children. As an adult, I found the performance UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL. You see a variety of different acts with...More

Thank time2emit
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Desert museum is known for the best puppet show in Jaisalmer, actively running by Sharma Ji. Allows us to see the puppets show and handle them in our hands.

Thank Himanshu G
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Sharmaji is active in running this centre. Manu artisans are seen there working happily. Beautiful puppets show and you can buy the puppets if you want.

Thank R S T
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

AmAzing show of puppets , they even allow you to see string puppets art , how they handle them . Must visit place with popcorn n front seat You can have economical popcorn tub from this place and enjoy the show

Thank Swati S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The puppet show is a must see - amazing performance with live music and lots of informations about puppet show tradition and jaisalmer. The museum is also worth visit - although it can be tiring to read all the information there

1  Thank Sarka H
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This Culture centre and museum has a wide collection of traditional instruments,medieval coins and ethnic artefacts.This museum also consists of rare fossils,ancient scriptures and royal age coins.Must visit by an art and history enthusiasts.

Thank khan25kareena
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Close to the fort , this one is run by the locals , the entire show lasts for about an hour and a half and has some local folklore and story telling sessions interspersed with local music and puppet shows , the latter can be...More

Thank whosane85
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It's must thing to do when visiting Jaiselmer. There are two shows in the evening daily - 1 hour each. Puppet, folksongs, stories etc.

Thank vpgoyal
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The owner of this place Mr. N. K. Sharma puts up a puppet show every day which is definitely a must watch if you are near the lake. We ended up going to this place after we visited the Gadisar Lake for the 7 pm...More

Thank Mitalee J
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is certainly inspiring and motivating to see what a one common man can do to save an art. Hats off to Mr. N. K. Sharma.

Thank Dipal M
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santanu87
14 November 2015|
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Response from Jagdish2149Mumbai | Reviewed this property |
Museum timings are almost from10:30 am to 17:00 hrs....not taking much time to see this museum....not more than 2 hrs....
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