Chokhi Dhani- Panchkula : Experience the Rajasthani Aan, Baan and Shaan at Foothills of Himalayas
Rajasthan, also known as the Rajputana, is a roller coaster ride on a camel through the desert while soaking in the richness of the culture and heritage. One thinks of Rajasthan as a princely state filled with riches. But one forgets the richness is not in the money or havelis or kings and queens but in the beauty of villages and simplicity of the Banjaras.
Are you one of those culture junkies but haven't been able to find the time to travel to the beautiful land? Don't worry. We at ShoutLo are here to give you a taste of the Rajasthani Aan, baan and shaan right in your own city. We present Chokhi Dhani Panchkula: Village Culture and Tradition meets Gastronomic Enthusiasm
Chokhi Dhani is a concept capturing the vibrant spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring a perfect Rajasthani experience.
Perched at foot of the hills, a gorgeous display of culture awaits one and all! The real Rajasthan, the villages, the paintings, Bani Thani art, the wall decorations, Dipak wall, the fresh air, the evening performances, the enthusiasm, the 'manuhar' (a delicate request to eat till your heart’s desire), the traditions and last but not the least just the vibe and the ambience of this customised haven of rich culture transport each one of the patrons direct in the middle of Indian Heritage.
A Date with the Gods and Goddess's
Indian culture cannot be complete without the Lord Almighty. Acknowledging this, the village has beautifully designed temple of Jungle devta. The deity is worshipped and one can completely immerse themselves in the feel of spirituality.
Rajasthani heritage is incomplete without Kathputhli Ro Nach or the Puppet Dance. The sound of the traditional instruments playing beautiful music and puppets dancing to the tunes is a sight to behold.
Followed by this is Chaupal Nach Gan Re. The folk dances like Ghoomar or Kalbeliya performed by the banjaras will make one sway along with the beautiful dancers. The sound of the Manjeera along with the banjaras singing "Kesariya baalama Padhaaro Maahre Des" just tugs at your heart.
Time for Some Dal-Baati Choorma!
A trip to Chokhi Dhani is incomplete without tasting the yummilicous Rajasthani Cuisine in an exact way as the Rajputs. Chokhi Dhani offers a lavish and authentic dining experience at Sangri-The Dining Hall. One can't resist the Royal Rajasthani Thali. The sheer size will make one's mouth water and drool all over. Authentic Rajasthani food cooked in desi ghee is famous for its mouth-watering aroma and drool-worthy taste. Rajasthan's tastiest curries are filled with Dry fruits, spices, and yogurt. Be it dal baati and churma or Missi roti, one can't stop once they start.!
From riding Camels & Horses to experiencing a bullock cart ride everything is nothing but true to the Rajasthani village culture. One can gather the entire family or just a bunch of friends and enjoy an awesome time while shooting darts or finding the way through the Bhool Bhulaiya. All this and much more to feed the fun-seeking souls.
Shopping Time at Kalagram
If beautiful mirror work handicrafts are your holy grail or gotta and ghunghroos make your heart ting, then at Chokhi Dhani you can not only see but buy the various souvenirs like latkans, bangles, bedsheets, Jholas and much more. All this helps in sustaining the livelihood of craftsmen back in villages of Rajasthan. Thus, it's hitting a jackpot while helping save the Incredible Indian heritage.
All in all, a visit to Chokhi Dhani is a must for all the city's heritage lovers. After seeing the heritage India is blessed with, one can't help but just be in awe.
Address: Amravati Enclave, Pinjore-Kalka NH22 Highway, Panchkula
Contact - 08396074500
Visit: Chokhi Dhani
Timing- 05:30 pm - 11:00 pm Entry Fee- Rs 1200 for two people(approx)
Come and experience Incredible Rajasthan!