Chokhi Dhani – padharo mhare desh | Jaipur


Away from the hustle and bustle of city life enter into a village created at Chokhi Dhani Village. It has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture since 1989. Started as a restaurant, over the years it has evolved into a theme park showcasing the authentic village life of one of the most colorful states in the country.

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At the entrance Ladies dressed in Rajasthani costumes with arti, tikka, and garlands welcome the guests. Folk dance by local artists welcomes you further for this royal night. It is one of the best ways in which you can experience a Rajasthani village, food & buskers in one place. The entire food is costed at Rs. 800 (Non-AC) and Rs. 950 (AC) respectively.

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After having bought our tickets, we made our way to the piao (aka water well) where we were served refreshing jaljeera drink and cold water to quench thirst. The decor and facilities are quite basic. Cots are placed at multiple location, for everyone to relax as they explore the entire village. Every one is dressed with ethnic cloths, turban and beautiful lehenga-choli.

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The girls had fun at the henna (mehendi) counter. Its free, so you can enjoy the lavish treatment.

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The epic battle of Haldighati and its glorious history is recreated at Chokhi Dhani cultural village.

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In 1576, the Haldighati battle was fought between 20,000 Rajputs against a Mughal army of 80,000 men where Rana Pratap showcased exemplary valor. The Haldighati mountain pass is built beautifully with every detail preserved.

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The bazaar built inside gives you –  banglesmaker, potter, blacksmith, sword maker, puppeteer, painter displaying and selling their products. The snake charmer, astrologer & palmist are also there to draw attention.

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The food hall is renowned for the mouth watering and typical Rajasthani food, served to you on a leaf platter. You have to wait for your turn to be given this royal treatment and its worth the wait. The food is heavy with ghee & butter used in profusion but the taste is awesome so be prepared to over indulge. Ker sangri, kadhi, khichadi, bhakri, papad are some of the specialties. 

The cooking style followed in Rajasthan is based on the natural climatic conditions of this desert land.  it is preferred to use milk, butter milk and butter in larger quantities to minimize the amount of water while cooking food.  Gram flour is a major ingredient and is used to make delicacies like ‘ghatta ki sabzi’ and ‘pakodi’. Bajra and corn, the staple grains, are used to make rotis and ‘kheechdi’; and various chutneys are made from locally available spices like turmeric, coriander, mint and garlic. Out of all the Rajasthani dishes, dal bati churma is perhaps the best known.

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They serve white butter in small terracotta plates for eating with the bhakri (thick bread made from millet flour) and buttermilk in terracotta glasses.  Elaborate dinner menu including specialty Indian and mughlai preparations served by traditionally attired staff. Self service concept is considered rude and thus it does not form part of the etiquettes of Rajasthanis._MG_3159

You can also entertain yourself, with several leisure activity – Camel Ride, Elephant Ride, Play Balloons Games.

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Kalbeli are traditional snake charmers. They are the folk dancers who sway to the lilt of the SnakeCharmer (been) and beat of the drum. Their graceful and sinuous dance movements captivate all visitors

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Magic Show is one of the most looked out event.

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The colorful Puppet Show transports you into the world of valiant Kings, beautiful princesses and all powerful magicians. The puppeteer makes episodes and scenes from their lives come alive to give you a glimpse of their lifestyle.

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A must visit, weekend getaway experience to Chokhi Dhani Village promises you rajasthani ambience for a day. A festive celebration every time in a different manner with a aura of real rajasthani culture in term of fun, entertainment, games, thrill, shopping, rajasthani diet. Visit for more to look… to feel… to breathe… to taste… to experience….!!

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