I didn't think I was going to be very impressed with this show intended for tourists. It did catch my attention though. I just got carried away by the hype in the tourist office in the airport. However, I was pleasantly surprised, and from the first note from the orchestra instruments and the first movement of the group of dancers, I was tapping my foot to the beat. The colourful costumes encouraged me to take lots of photos. It's located on the outskirts of the city, so you have to take public transport.
The city of Manali was on holiday, which is normal in the summer in the mountains. It held a regional music festival throughout the week. There were decorated streets and stages, but from time to time, giving you a ride you could see many dance groups of "folk", who like the old way, it marked a dance upon arriving in the city by way of greeting everyone. They caught me in the middle of my breakfast... very early in the morning!
Although the Mysore Dasara is only a 10 day festival during September or October, this fair is usually open for about 3 months. Mysore is a big city, but this show reminded me more of the Spanish village fairs. However, the best thing was that I was the only westerner in the fair, so I felt like the Maharaja of the city for a few hours. The entrance to the show only cost 10 rupees.
This great show features Hindu dancers, ve are puppets, in the garden of The Gateway Agra hotel, next to the spa. I've stayed in different hotels ve have had puppets but have not put on a performance. Myself and the children really enjoyed it.