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The city of lakes, Bhopal is all set to host the long-awaited culture festival - Lokrang Samaroh on its land. It’s an extravagant event organised each year by the Directorate of Culture and Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum. The five-day cultural extravaganza emboldens rich tribal and folk tradition of India through various cultural performances such as performing arts, classical dance, tribal folk dance, and exhibitions of art and crafts.
Bracing rural culture since 20 years, Lokrang Samaroh is celebrated and inaugurated on Republic Day 26th January every year followed by closing on 30th January.
Major highlights of the event:
Ramayni – A theatrical presentation based on Gond tribe narrative by film actor Rajiv Verma
Dharohar – An event dedicated to classical dance and musical performances
Lokrag – Music of Madhya Pradesh and other states
Deshantar will showcase dance performances by international artists
‘Peer Parayi Jane Na’ – Musical night by Shri Hansraj Hans
Aakar – Handicraft exhibition
Ullas – Child movies, storytelling, painting exhibition, puppet show
Swad – Food Fest
Lokwarta – An exhibition of books relating to Culture, Art and Literature
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Reaching by Road
Regular state run and private bus services connect Bhopal with Indore, Mandu, Ujjain, Khajuraho, Pachmarhi, Gwalior, Sanchi, Jabalpur and Shivpuri.
Reaching by Rail
Bhopal is on the Delhi-Chennai main line. Major trains going from Mumbai to Delhi via Itarsi and Jhansi also go through Bhopal. Local buses and auto-rickshaws are available to reach the city center.
Reaching by Air
Bhopal airport, about 13 km northwest of the city center, is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Raipur. Taxis are available from the airport to reach the city center.