Dhammathali Vipassana Meditation Centre (2680220; Galta) This beautifully located centre runs 10-day meditation courses for a donation.
Madhavanand Girls College (2200317; C19 Behari Marg, Bani Park) There are free hatha yoga classes here from 6am to 7am.
Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Sangeet Mahavidyalaya (2611397; music lessons 8am-11am, dance 4-8pm Mon-Sat) This is an excellent music school located behind Tripolia Gate. The sign is in Hindi – ask locals to point you in the right direction. Tuition (per month from Rs 500) is given in dance and in Indian instruments such as tabla (pair of drums), sitar (stringed instrument) and flute.
Mr Kripal Singh (2201127; Kripal Kumbh, B18A Shiv Marg, Bani Park) This renowned artist offers lessons in Indian painting and ceramics. Lessons are free, but you must supply materials. Advance booking is essential.
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