Fodor's Expert Review Chokhi Dhani

Jaipur Museum Village

About a 45-minute drive from Jaipur, this large replica cultural village includes a huge buffet meal in the admission price, consisting of pretty much every regional vegetarian dish you can imagine as well as a huge selection of sugary desserts. Come hungry and expect to sit on benches or on the floor in a lantern-lit hut to eat. If you are uncomfortable sitting on the floor there is inside seating at chairs and tables in a/c comfort. Performance tents and clearings around the compound host a vibrant Rajasthani pageant—traditional dances, including the dramatic fire dance, folk singing, katputli (puppet shows), and juggling. Tipping is discouraged. Camel and elephant rides are available for an extra fee, and there are plenty of vendors selling every type of Rajasthani tchotchke under the sun; salesmen can be irritatingly pushy. There's a less interesting hotel on-site, although not in authentic village style—it's much more luxurious—and its restaurant and bar, serving regular... READ MORE

About a 45-minute drive from Jaipur, this large replica cultural village includes a huge buffet meal in the admission price, consisting of pretty much every regional vegetarian dish you can imagine as well as a huge selection of sugary desserts. Come hungry and expect to sit on benches or on the floor in a lantern-lit hut to eat. If you are uncomfortable sitting on the floor there is inside seating at chairs and tables in a/c comfort. Performance tents and clearings around the compound host a vibrant Rajasthani pageant—traditional dances, including the dramatic fire dance, folk singing, katputli (puppet shows), and juggling. Tipping is discouraged. Camel and elephant rides are available for an extra fee, and there are plenty of vendors selling every type of Rajasthani tchotchke under the sun; salesmen can be irritatingly pushy. There's a less interesting hotel on-site, although not in authentic village style—it's much more luxurious—and its restaurant and bar, serving regular Indian fare, offer an alternative to the buffet. It gets very busy at weekends and holidays.

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Museum Village

Quick Facts

Tonk Rd.
Jaipur, Rajasthan  303905, India

141-516–5000

www.chokhidhani.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Rs. 500 alfresco and Rs. 700 a/c, including dinner and cultural show, 5:30 pm–11 pm