‘ Chokhi Dhani ’ is a concept which captures the vibrant spirit of Rajasthan and ensures a perfect Rajasthani experience for the tourist who has the desire to experience the Rajasthani culture. The aim is to preserve and encourage the village art and culture, to get today’s generation closer to the roots and the globe trekkers to see Indian village life. Away from the hustle of the city center where nature is alive, natural scenic views are ready to serve you and where you can feel the fresh air of Indian rustic villages.
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The ancient princely state of Rajasthan gave rise to a royal cuisine. Talking about the dining which has four different styles of serving the food according to one’s comfort. An ethnic dining hall is specially known for its shape – ‘Chaupad Jeeman Ghar’ is an ancient game of Royal families like today’s Ludo, which has four straight paths joint in the center.
The next is ‘Gorband’ which is an open area dining at semi-round shape ground. The other in the list is ‘Sangri’ where food is served to you on a leaf platter in the tradition of Manuhaar. And the last ‘Royal theme Restaurant’ is an ideal royal experience. Along with royal sitting amidst rich ambiance, food is served in silverware and guest can enjoy traditional performances. Rajasthani dishes like ‘Batis’ sunk into pure desi ghee with ‘Choorma’, a traditional dish of Rajasthan is famous for its mouth-watering aroma where your taste buds will remember this treat and the service will stay in your heart forever.
Chokhi Dhani has many ‘Hang-Outs’ where you would like to spare some of your time. The epic battle of ‘Haldighati’ and its glorious history is recreated here with the cultural village where they have beautifully built the Haldighati mountain pass and preserved its details. Then the ‘Vaishno Devi Temple’ beautifully hand painted temple which gives you spiritual peace and the man made waterfall outside the temple is refreshing at any time. ‘Rathkhana’ is where you will see the display of old chariots(raths).
Then an ‘Artificial Cave’ yet it feels like one is stepping in an ancient cave and a chance to meet the babaji of the cave. Dance to the drum beats of the forest dwellers and click a snap with ‘Jungle Devta’. ‘Veer Tejaji Temple’ is worshiped as a deity the legendary Rajasthani folk hero who is considered to be an incarnation of ‘Lord Shiva’. In ‘Mewar Re Dhani’, ‘Registan Re Dhani’ and ‘Jaisalmer Re Dhani’ you will find the special style village huts representing ‘Mewar’ culture and ‘Desert’s’ special cool huts which stay cool in hot summer without any A.C. ‘Panghat’ showing ancient way of pulling out water from well whereas ‘Tel Re Ghani’ represents the ancient way of getting oil by moving bullock round and round a central mechanical system. ‘Garadiya Luhar’ shows the working of ‘Indian Blacksmith’, who never take rest till the work lasts.
There are also ‘Horse’(tonga), ‘Camel’, ‘Elephant’, ‘Bullock Cart’ and ‘Boat(tal talaiya) Rides’. Experience the racing excitement and adventure of riding on these majestic creatures. Have a round of the whole village in style, savoring the sights and sounds at a leisurely pace. It is hard to resist taking a ride on all or any one of these.
Chokhi Dhani has a ‘National Museum’. It is a unique and sincere effort at depicting Indian states in all their glory. You can experience every state’s unique culture, tradition and be welcomed by a person of that State! They have created a mini India right here where you can now sample all the richness of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Jammu & Kashmir.
There are many folk dances in Rajasthan and all are performed here. Like ‘Ghoomer’, ‘Potter Dance’, ‘Kalbeliya’(Snake Dance), ‘Bhopa-Bhopi Dance’, ‘Terah Taali Manjira Dance’ and ‘Chari Dance’. On entertainment section, there is also ‘Acrobatics on A Bamboo’(Nat Ro Kartab). ‘Traditional Fire Act’ which seems as the person is eating fire. The ‘Puppet Show’(Kathputali Ro Nach), ‘Bird Fortune Teller’, ‘Magic Show’(Jadu Ro Khel) and ‘Astrologer’. The last ‘Bioscope Station’ gives you the glimpse of watching old reel film depicting Rajasthan scenes and people.
Then next is ‘Kalagram’ the initiative of ‘Chokhi Dhani Group’ to facilitate sustained livelihood for ‘Craftsmen’ and to provide ‘Authentic Handicrafts’ at most reasonable price to the consumer. It’s the most authentic retail handicraft village at Jaipur where more than 10,000 arts and crafts of Incredible India available to you. There is also a ‘Gaushala/Sanctuary’ here providing shelter to cows
Moving towards the last section is the fun zone. It has ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’, ‘Jungle Sair’, ‘Gufa Jharni’, ‘Head Massage’(champi), ‘Skill Games’ like ‘Dart Game’ and ‘Aiming’, ‘Shooting Games’ and much more. There are children play areas like slides that are great fun for young kids. With slides and other junior activities, there is plenty to keep them entertained and happy.
There is Chokhi Dhani recreated at many places like ‘Chennai’, ‘Sonipat’(Haryana), ‘Thane’ (Mumbai), etc. But definitely, none can beat the one in Jaipur(Rajasthan). So on your next visit to Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is a must place where you and your family love to come again and again…
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