Sunday, November 3, 2013

CHOKHI DHANI

This is a small rajashthani village ..with all the little little things specific to that culture...like Baithaks..Chaupal, jute cots everywhere to relax, folk music and dances going on different place, Bhool bhulaiya, then one Chhatri for astrologer, and some games stalls and a shop selling rajasthani items, tehn there was a photographer too  with rajasthani costumes.

A cave, two temples, one fountain..lots of things and space to enjoy. There was one boy who was walking on the rope for visitors entertainment. This was one thing I didnt like for many reasons..one its child labour, we are spoiling his childhood, he must study and make his future.And he was putting his life in danger .

There were camel rides , camel cart ride,bullock cart ride.....








For food they have traditional sitting system where they serve rajasthani food with love..everything was good but there was this boy who was insisting people to eat sweet.saying it is hospitality, but too much of anything irritates me, I was very irritated and wanted to complain even, this is no way hospitality but a nuisance.

They have specified.... no tipping but my husband also gave that boy walking on  rope, then the one in restaurant,,a few more...Normally i dont support tips anywhere...

This place is on Banglore highway near Queensland amusement park and provides good entertainment.But gave me something to think..first we used to live in villages and didnt like that and moved towards cities, today we make villages in cities to enjoy them.



8 comments:

Chinmayi Ananda said...

Aaha! Wonderful place! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures with us :)

Gouri Guha said...

Liked this place but about the person serving sweets and trying out his marketing tactics was clearly visible. I was not interested for giving any tips but my son fell in his trap and gave him tips. Anyway, this place is quite an experience.

Sandhya said...

What you say is right, Renu! Now, we want to see duplicate villages!

Ankita said...

nice post! Rajasthani culture is rich and vibrant :)

Rama Ananth said...

I have been to Choki Dham village in Jaipur. It was really very nice, and the experience was something new. I think it is just the way that certain people show their hospitality, especially the Rajasthani people, even in their hotels when you eat, they keep on putting more and more items persuading you to try this and that, what to do, even when we refusing they keep on doing it.

Asha said...

We have similar one here in Hyderabad. It is called Dhola -ri- dhani.

There is one Dakshin chitra at chennai. True, Renu. Commercial minds are replicating villages in cities as theme parks and making business by exhibiting the culture for a fee.

Usha Menon said...

Chauki Dhani is a different world altogether.It is full of life.Thanks for sharing.

Renu said...

Chinmayi: I am happy that you like it..

Gauri Guha:Yes its an experience and we can make it better..

Sandhya:..life always goes in circles..

Ankita: Rajasthani culture is really very fascinating be it dresses, jwellery, folk songs, everything.

Rama:Yes hospitality is fine, but here they cross that limit and it spoils the taste.

Asha:I havent saeen dhola ri dhani but went to Dakshin Chitra..and this is one place I would recommend everyone to go..I have blogged too about this

Usha Menon:Here specially its a totally different experience..