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“Great jem for local history and puppet show”

Desert Culture Centre & Museum
Ranked #15 of 75 things to do in Jaisalmer
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Attended the puppet show with the kids, which was truly entertaining even for adults accompanied by fabulous musicians and puppet master. The crew involved the kids in the play and presented all story introductions in English.

However before the show we were provided with a highly educational tour by Mr NK Sharma, founder of the museum, author of various guide books about Jaisalmer, who despite his age has kept an astounding mental agility. His son continued the tour by outlining various local traditions, customs, etc. In an equivalent charming way.

Every tourist visiting the city, should as part of a cultural understanding visit the museum, ensuring it's continued success and sustainability given the vast collection.

This may not match continental fancy standards in regards to museum display, design, though the family's effort in preserving heritage should be paid tribute.

Thank Sabine W
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This museum is opposite to the Gadsisar Lake. It is operated by Prof Sharma and his team. Salute to the efforts put in and the energy of this old man in operating the cultural center. The center conducts 2 puppet shows in the evening. It was quite fun and entertaining to watch the shows. Mr Sharma himself hosts and sing in the entire 45 min show, gives information about Jaisalmer and Maru Pradesh. After the show visited the small museum around the show hall. They are making a lot of efforts to keep the puppet show art alive and I feel we all should support them in whatever way possible. (The easiest way by visiting the museum and attending the show). They have a sovenir shop in the premises where you can buy local items at a price lower then the market outside.

Thank Shonya_Pune
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited this place based on recommendation from a friend. Saw the puppet show and was incredibly impressed and the museum was very well maintained. Highly recommended for a great cultural experience.

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went to watch the puppet show which was very entertaining, but what I enjoyed most was getting to look at the exhibits afterwards and chat to the owner Mr Sharma. He was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history and heritage of the area.

There is also a nice book and gift shop with books in various languages including two that were written by Mr Sharma himself about the social customs of the people who live in the nearby desert.

Thank Jen K
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

its bang opposite Gadi sagar laeka nd runs puppet show each evening. Mr. Sharam himswelf runs it even at the age of 80,, So authentic and charming place gives first hand feeling of local culture and history... Sure to visit .. Hats off to Mr. Sharma for keeping the tradition alive ...

Thank harshit301
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