Conceptualized in 1990, Chokhi Dhani began its journey as an ethnic village to promote the local heritage and culture that is indigenous to Rajasthan and India. What started as a place where people could experience traditional artistry, Rajasthani culture and its delectable cuisine, has turned into the famous Chokhi Dhani Group. The Group operates and franchises an extensive list of top hotels and luxury resorts in India, Europe, and Middle-east. In a quest to represent and give a global platform to Rajasthani culture and heritage, a series of resorts came into existence and are functional across India and fine dining restaurants in London and Dubai.
The term “Chokhi Dhani” translates to “Fine Hamlet” in English, and that’s precisely what it aims to recreate—a fine hamlet that reflects the warmth and authenticity of Rajasthani villages. The village fair at Chokhi Dhani is a celebration of the spirit of Rajasthan, featuring a myriad of cultural activities, traditional cuisine, and crafts.
One of the key aspects of the Chokhi Dhani experience is the meticulously recreated village setup. The architecture, decor, and even the entertainment options are designed to transport visitors to a bygone era. Mud-plastered walls, thatched roofs, and ethnic furnishings contribute to the rustic charm of the place.
The village fair at Chokhi Dhani is a kaleidoscope of colors, showcasing the vibrant traditions of Rajasthan. Visitors can enjoy a plethora of activities that range from camel rides and puppet shows to traditional folk dances like Ghoomar and Kalbelia. These performances are not just staged; they are a reflection of the real, lived traditions of the region.
Chokhi Dhani isn’t just a tourist attraction; it’s a living, breathing testament to the cultural richness of Rajasthan. The concept and execution of Chokhi Dhani successfully bring together the elements of history, tradition, and entertainment to create an immersive experience that captivates visitors and leaves them with a deeper appreciation for the cultural tapestry of India.