September 12, 2007

Choki Dhani by Night

Choki Dhani is a village 12 miles away from Rajasthan’s capital city, Jaipur, on the Tonk Road.

It is an ethnic village that is spread over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped area for a rustic look and has typical Rajasthani ambience. It has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of the ethnic life and culture of Rajasthan.

Right from the entrance of Choki Dhani village, one gets to experience the hospitality of village life starting with the ‘tilak’ and showering of rose petals. For those who enjoy it, there are camel and elephant rides, games, and performances. Folk and music artists play live music at every nook and corner where 'mandaps' are erected for them to perform concurrently. Few visitors can resist the temptation to join them. The dinner served was vegetarian and was one of the tastiest I’ve had in my life - something I'll never forget for a long time.

My Choki Dhani village experience was a vibrant and invigorating one and I enjoyed myself getting soaked in the authentic culture of Rajasthan.


Steve Buser said...

Celine, You're right, it does have quite an ambience.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

annie said...

hey thanks for droppin by my blog!Jaipur looks like some fun.

Squiggles Mom said...

You know my SIL's family owns the place. It's good that they continue to provide a great experience.

Anonymous said...

WoW,WoW...these are simply magnificently captured shots. They are really vibrant and full of life...Truly AMAZING!

I enjoyed reading your poem on the village road in the last post too...!

John F said...

I always wanted to visit the place but no matter what i did and how much I tried somehow I was never able to!

And thanks for your comment on my blog. If you truely want to see the power of words then do check out my entry titled "Words". The link is

Crazy Me said...

Amazing pictures. Amazing!

Pijush said...

These are simple awesome pics Celine, Well done. You have captured true essence of Indian culture. Thanks for sharing.

indicaspecies said...

steve buser: Thank you for dropping by. Hope to see you around.

annie: It indeed was fun. Thanks for stopping by.

squiggles mom: Thank you for your visit again. I hope to plan my next trip to Choki Dhani with you.

kalyan: Hey, those comments from you are appreciated. Glad you liked my poetry.

john f: Welcome abroad. Did you mean Choki Dhani, Jaipur or India in general?
I did check your posting on 'Words' and, as usual, its powerful writing. Another wow! Thank for stopping by here.

crazy me: Thank you. You have a great time with your show.

pijush: Thank you. These were taken in the night and no matter how they turn out, I am happy clicking away.