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Trip to Jaipur – Chokhi Dhani, details of the village and its attractions – a tourist village portraying traditional Rajasthani culture




In the previous post (visit to Chokhi Dhani), I had talked about a visit to Chokhi Dhani (on the outskirts of Jaipur) and gone upto the point where we took the entry ticket (Rs. 250) and were welcomed in a ritual way, but had not gone inside. This post will cover details of Chokhi Dhani including its attractions, the food, and so on.
After we entered the gates of Chokhi Dhani, we were welcomed with a tika on the forehead and with garlands. Once inside, we started looking at what all were the attractions inside. After you enter, you see a directory map of the places inside that points you to 2 separate parts; and you can start either way.

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The sign post inside the village

It will take around 2 hours to cover the entire complex. Some of the attractions in the place are:
– A birdhouse with some beautiful birds
– A small lake with a cascade of water (like a miniature waterfall) at one end

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The lake and waterfall inside

– A Bhul-bhulaiya (a maze where you can get lost)

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The Bhool Bhulaiya exhibit

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Heads seen inside the Bhool Bhulaiya exhibit

– Dance shows (with the dancers also doing spectacular shows such as dancing on steel tumblers and with pots on their heads)

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A traditional dance performance outdoors

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Another view of a traditional dance

– A puppet show

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A puppet show

– An astrologer

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - An astrologer for fortune telling

– Bullock cart and camel ride

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A bullock cart ride

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A man posing in front of his camel

– A small cave underground (rather actually a tunnel)

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The entrance to a cave inside the compound

– Exhibitions of artisans doing their work creating stuff from clay

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A large earthen pot

– Small displays of animals to attract children

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - An alligator and tiger exhibit

– A small stream with a wooden bridge

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The bridge over the stream

– Portrayal of rural huts

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A hut inside the village

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Some beautiful architecture on display

– Exhibition of pots and pans, and cooking instruments; as also weapons

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Some traditional household and music items

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The exhibit hall hosting utensils and machines

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Traditional weapons on exhibit

– Ladies cooking hot breads along with gur (jaggery) and honey
– A restaurant where you eat sitting on the floor, and eating traditional food (very delicious, but apt to massively fill your stomach)
– A normal chair and table type of restaurant

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The food stall

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Tourists enjoying the buffet spread

– A fair type of environment where you can even enjoy a Ferris wheel with the movement being done by humans

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Waiting for an elephant ride

– A magician (with his exhibit enclosed by massive stone snakes)

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The magician

Some more photos from Chokhi Dhani:

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - Milk and peanuts for sale
Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur – Milk and peanuts for sale

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A view of the cooking area
Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur – A view of the cooking area

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - A lane running through the inside
Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur – A lane running through the inside

Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur - The great slide for kids to enjoy
Chokhi Dhaani in Jaipur – The great slide for kids to enjoy




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