Chokhi Dhani, a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern!
The soul of Jaipur, Chokhi Dhani is a quintessential village resort, which, very aesthetically houses the Marwari tradition, their food, their housing styles and customs. It is the place, where you can actually experience these, by staying in the village-like aura.
Being a part of the Golden Triangle, Jaipur receives majority of its tourists from Delhi, Agra and nearby places of Rajasthan. Nevertheless, Jaipur has continued to strive to woo tourists from every nook and corner of the world.
Let’s explore the realms of this splendid place a bit more.
Chokhi Dhani, which literally means a ‘fine hamlet’ is designed in a complete village-like manner. Far from the touch of the urban life, it follows a village tradition along with modern amenities of today’s world, which makes it a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern, and most important, a synonym to luxury. The resort is dotted with ethnic cottages, suites and halls, which very beautifully capture the ethnic ambience of the state.
Once you enter the resort, you will be enthralled by the warmth and hospitality of the resort folks, and you will be welcomed by their special ‘tilak’ ceremony, symbolising ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ or ‘Guests are Gods’. They will also serve you with their special lassi, a treat for your tongues.
The entrance hall is very big, lit with ambient lights, adorned with chandeliers and decorated with diyas. One can also relax on the swing placed there and bask in the peaceful aura of the palace like place.
What attracts the tourists most, is the Chokhi Dhani village, a perfect place to sneak into the life of a typical Rajasthani village. The Chokhi Dhani timings are 5 pm to 11 pm and one can have the most amazing memories in these 6 hrs. Various activities take place here, like the kathputli shows, the free-of-cost mehndi art, camel rides, magic shows, various folk dances and music shows, palmistry and many more. All these perk up the entire atmosphere of the village.
It is also an amazing place for shopping and one can not get tired of stuffing their bags with various Rajasthani items like traditional clothes, lak bangles, mirror and pottery work, handicrafts and tie and dye items, Bani Thani art works, wall decorations, paintings, jewellery pieces and many more.
The restaurant at Chokhi Dhani is very popular among the tourists and serves the best Rajasthani delicacies. One can not stop savouring these scrumptious dishes of Rajasthan. Do grab a bite, when you visit there.
Apart from the village, the resort also houses other facilities like a recreation hall for gaming and gyming, swimming pool, spa and massage rooms, beauty salon, a special coffee shop, and many more.
So, be ready to have the most amazing experiences of your life.
About the Author
Pratima Sharma is a travel writer and writes about everything related to tour and travel. She herself is an avid traveler and exploring new destinations and culture is one of her favorite things. She is all about travel and her work includes travel writing, travel tips, destination travel guides, chokhi dhani entry fee, rail reservation, flight reservation, and many to include.