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Chokhi Dhaani in Panchkula

Choki Dhaani in Panchkula

Chokhi Dhaani is a cultural amusement center inspired by the rich and royal culture of the state of Rajasthan in order to bring the younger generation closer to their roots and to acquaint them with the cultural richness of the state of Rajasthan in particular and India, in general. The main motive of the conceivers of the idea of Chokhi Dhaani was to remove the misconceptions about the rural culture of Rajasthan that the people from urban areas hold and to bring to them the historical and cultural essence of the villages of Rajasthan.

While at Chokhi Dhaani, one can experience live the various cultural markers of Rajasthan like folk dance, the paintings and wall decorations, the cow dung plaster, and the whole spirit of the culture of Rajasthan is brought alive. The interiors and the ambience of the place is set after surveying the old palaces and havelis of the state of Rajasthan so that the architects are able to emulate the rishness of those structures and bring them alive at Chokhi Dhaani. The articfacts displayed at Chokhi Dhaani are hand picked from interior and rual areas of Rajasthan and are mostly hand made by the artisans.

However, it is not just in the ambience that the culture of Rajasthan is reflected but various other peculiarities of the culture of Rajsthan are also arranged for.

Rides at Chokhi Dhani in Panchkula

Choki Dhaani in Panchkula

In the modern era of cars and bikes, an animal ride is a forgotten luxury. However, at Chokhi Dhaani, all the arrangements are made to make you time travel to that era when cars where nowhere to be seen. While at Chokhi Dhaani, one can experience camel rides, bullock cart rudes and tonga rides, all that will make you regret the fact that you weren’t born in that Golden Era of Indian culture.

Food at Chokhi Dhani in Panchkula

Choki Dhaani in Panchkula

Needless to say that at Chokhi Dhaani you can enjoy the authentic Rajasthani cuisine and food which is served to you in the form of Manuhaar, the rajasthani traditional way of feasting where the guests were asked to sit on the floor with a small table in fromt of each of them with the food served there.The very manner of the service of the food will make you forget even the finest of dining experiences you have had. The food again is finger licking good. With special chefs imported straight from Rajasthan, one will get to have items like dal baati churma, perhaps the most recognizable dish from Rajasthan and other delicacies such as lapsi etc.

Live Entertainment at Chokhi Dhaani

Folk Dance and Music Show also known as Chaupal Nach Gan, sees some highly energetic and soulful dance forms of Rajasthan performed by artists brought here from the hinterlands. Amongst the most famous are Potter dance where dancers move with seven to twelve pots on their heads and displays great balancing act of the performers. Also famous are Bee dance and Ghoomer which is mostly performed during weddings in Rajasthan.

Apart from folk dance, one can also enjoy puppet show also known in native language as Kathputli Ro Nach, an art form which perhaps needs no description and has been an integral part of the childhood of all those who were brought up in India. Also performed are Magic Show and Acrobatics known as Jadu Ro Khel and Nat Ro Kartab respectively. All these live entertainment performances together will make your visit to Chko Dhaani full of fun and leisure.

Chokhi Dhaani has many centers across the Northern part of the country. Chokhi Dhaani is usually created at a place which is away from the hustle bustle of the city so as to allow the pace for some serene and peaceful time but care is also taken to situate it at an easily approachable location, preferably a national highlway so as it can be reached easily.

Contact Chokhi Dhaani in Panchkula

Address- Amravati Enclave
Pinjore Kalka Urban Complex
Shimla-kalka highway (NH 22), Pachkula
Contact No- 91 98149 15777, 83960 74500
Timings- 5:30 pm to 11 pm (all days)

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