Chokhi Dhani Resort: About, Time, History, Activities, Entry Fee

As the name Chokhi  Dhani suggested, refers to “a pleasant tiny village’ in the Rajasthan Folk language. In 1989, the village lies on land measuring roughly about 10 acres. Chokhi Dhani is situated around 20 miles away from Jaipur City on the Jaipur- Ajmer highway. 

Chokhi Dhani is one of the best tourist places on the Jaipur sightseeing tour. For the representation of conventional Rajasthan, this model village was crafted to converse the Rajasthan culture, heritage, and cuisines. As the resort’s natural representational setting brings peace and tranquility, one can experience Rajasthan’s traditional hues and rural life.
In 1989, Gul Vaswani founded Chokhi Dhani. He created this resort business to maintain Rajasthan’s culture among domestic and foreign travelers so that Rajasthan’s culture will be celebrated in the upcoming years. Unlike any other resort, Chokhi Dhani is an exclusive 5-star resort that is a sight for visitors to add to their Jaipur sightseeing tour. With the pleasing building of the village, every corner exhibits the vibrant culture of Rajasthan. Thus, due to its stunning natural ambiance, and hospitality, visitors get a draw from all over the world.
Activities at the Chokhi Dhani Resort 

Jaipur has many great places for sightseeing and Chokhi Dhani is one of the ideal locations to include in your Jaipur sightseeing tour. There are many activities and attractions for sightseeing, and one cannot be disappointed without seeing them, some of these are:
       • National Museum  

The museum at the Chokhi Dhani showcases the different cultures, and traditions of every part of India from the north- to the south and east–the west covering the heritage and history of every place.
       • Performances

As we know Rajasthan has various communities and every community represents its dynamic culture. Thus, Chokhi Dhani presents performances from the locals which are well known by the nomad tribe such as the snake dance-Kalbeliya, the in-famous-Ghoomar, and the Chari dance form with pots on the head.
       • Haldighati Battle Act

Haldighati Battle is one of the most glorious battles of the Rajput past. The artists create the act by presenting the battle fought between, Maharana Pratap (Mewars of Kumbhalgarh) and Maharaja Man Singh I of Amer (Mughal side), this performance from the artists' play is not to be missed act, it’s the most outstanding act acted by the artist's talent. Many artists come forward showcasing the brutal battle which takes the visitors back to the battlefield making them go through the victory won by the Rajputs with all emotions and sentiments felt by the warriors.
       • Puppet And Magic show

Rajasthan is famous for its extinct art of showcasing puppet shows where they display the historical stories of Rajasthan’s culture and heritage through their puppeteers' acts. As for the Magic show, the artists do the tricks of creating illusions and hypnotism among its visitors. The other show includes the astrologer where one places cards and the other showcases the history of Rajasthan’s culture through bioscope films. Mehendi and henna artists add color to the palms of the visitors.
       • Rath Khana  

Rath Khana is the chariots used by the Rajput Royalty to ride around their kingdom in ancient times. The chariots display gives a unique experience of knowing the diverse chariots used by all the state’s royal houses.
       • Shopping  

Every visitor would like to take souvenirs from the place they visit. Thus, Chokhi Dhani represents the local Rajasthan culture taken by the Kalagram, as they showcase the native art crafts at a very decent price to its visitors such as handmade crafted goods, accessories, jewelry, paintings, home décor, and antiquities.
       • Animal and cart rides  

The famous rides used by the Royal Kings such as the Elephants, Camel, and horseback rides are presented for the visitors to experience in the animal rides. For those who don’t prefer animal rides, there is a substitute like bullock rides and boat rides so that they don’t feel left out from experiencing Rajasthan’s heritage.
       • Games  

Games were created for timepass for this experience, games like the complicated maze known as “Bhool Bhulaiya’’, the trek game “Gufa Jharni” where the visitors trek through the artificial caves and waterfalls, and last the “Jungle Safari” as the name suggest safari games in the artificial forest. Other than this, there are dart games, shooting, and archery for a more adventurous experience.
       • Temples

Temples give a sight of belief in the Rajasthan folks. Chokhi Dhani created a replica of the famous temple of Vaishno Devi with an artificial waterfall. Other temples such as Balaji, Jungle Devta, Ganesh, and Tejaji temple are pleasant sights to look forward to.
Timing and Entry Fee

The location is on the outskirt of the city of 2 Miles, Tonk Road at Ajmer- Jaipur Highway, the best way can be through the road. Chokhi Dhani provides the pick-ups and drops for the Jaipur tour by car depending on the Sedan and SUV at the charges of INR 900 and INR 1500 respectively.
The entry fee for adults is INR 750- INR 1200 per person, and for children, it’s from INR 450- INR 800 per person. As for children under 3, entry is free.
How to get there?
As for the bus service, the visitors can take any bus from any part of the city and reach Jawahar Nagar Marg, but with the assistance of a taxi service in Jaipur, they can reach Chokhi Dhani as its 19.5 km away from the Bus Station.
The other mode of transport training, the nearest station to Chokhi Dhani, is the Jaipur junction which is 20km away, one needs to take a taxi service in Jaipur to reach the destination.
The time for the Jaipur sightseeing tour is best between October to March. The hours are from 5 pm to 11 pm, every day of the week.
Conclusion -
Chokhi Dhani is a great sightseeing place to add to the Jaipur 2 days tour package due to its kind and natural representation of the Rajasthan folk and culture. One would never regret visiting this place, you will find every knowledge of Rajasthan’s heritage and history as well as experience the adventure of historical rides, art and crafts and performance, and traditional cuisines and feel the enormous joy to visit Chokhi Dhani once again.

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