Thanks to technology, sound and light have become amazing tools of storytelling. They are used beautifully at some of the most significant structures and monuments in the country. Check out the seven best sound and light shows in India.

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur

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Amber Fort, Jaipur, displays a spectacular light and sound show which is scripted by Gulzar, the legendary lyricist and filmmaker of Bollywood. The show takes place in a beautiful setting near Maota Lake at the bottom of the Fort.

The lasers, acoustics and special effects used in the show are a class apart. The show blends colourful light and folk music to narrate historical tales of the Kachhwaha dynasty. Timings of the show differ based on the season. Tickets cost Rs 200 for English shows and Rs 100 for Hindi shows. Tickets are available at Jantar Mantar, Kesar Kyari and Amber Fort.

Here is a glimpse of the spectacular show:

Red Fort, Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi

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Built by the Mughals during their days of glory, Red Fort is a stunning red sandstone structure steeped in history. The beauty of Red Fort attracts filmmakers from all quarters.

The Hindi movie Fanaa was one of the movies shot here. The fort’s beauty is brought out beautifully through the sound and light show which is presented in the evenings. The show spans for about half an hour and recreates the history and grandeur of the Mughal Empire.

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

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Built by the Kakatiya rulers and enhanced by the Qutub Shahi kings of Hyderabad, Golconda Fort is stunning and awe-inspiring. The several mysteries and secrets of the fort make it a treat to explore. Some parts of the fort have been beautifully captured in the Salman Khan starrer Wanted. The fort is known for its wonderful use of acoustics and echoes. The show costs between Rs 50 and 100 for adults and is presented at 7 PM in Hindi only.

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

Cellular Jail, Port Blair

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Immortalised in the award winning movie Kaala Pani, the Cellular Jail in Port Blair has a grim history. Political prisoners from India were imprisoned in these cells by the British. Now, the jail is a major tourist attraction and displays a wonderful light and sound show for one and a half hours every day.

Undoubtedly, this is one of the most significant light and sound shows because it features incidents from the freedom struggle. The show costs Rs 20 and is presented in both Hindi and English.

Mysore Palace, Mysore

Mysore Palace

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Home to one of the most famous warriors of Indian history, the Mysore Palace is a pleasure to the senses. Mahbooba, the hit movie starring Rajesh Khanna, was shot at the Mysore Palace. The beauty of this palace is enhanced by the stunning light and sound show which is known to use almost 100,000 light bulbs of different colours. The 40-minute show regales viewers with the history of Mysore Palace and its famous rulers. Tickets are available at the southern gate of the palace.

City Palace, Udaipur

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The Mewars of Udaipur should be applauded for the fabulous job they have done in creating the hi-tech sound and light show at the City Palace. Seen in numerous Bollywood films including Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the City Palace is a jewel in the crown of Udaipur. The light and sound show, called Yash ki Dharohar, recreates the 1500-year-old history of the Mewar dynasty. This scintillating one-hour show costs between Rs 100 to 400 depending on the type of seating.

Purana Qila, Delhi

Purana Qila, Delhi

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You can see the grandeur of Purana Qila in Dil Se, the superhit movie starring Manisha Koirala, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta. Steeped in history and tracing its connections back to the prosperous Indraprastha of the Mahabharata era, Purana Qila has a modern edge to it as well.

The old fort is equipped with one of the most cutting edge laser technology and 3D projection system, and regales viewers with the history of Delhi, starting from the era of Prithvi Raj Chauhan to the modern day capital of India. The show costs Rs 80 for adults and Rs 40 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth on the fort grounds.

Visit these stunning locations and enjoy the spectacular shows created merely by the use of hi-tech light and sounds.