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“Rajasthan in Tamil Nadu :)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani
NH-4, Near Queensland Theme Park, | Thandalam,, Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Rajasthan in Tamil Nadu :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A nice theme, nice food, nice activities, overall a very good outing worth the money you pay. Rs 550 for adults and Rs 350 for children aged between 3 and 9. This includes the food also. You also get free coupons for various activities and that was very good. You didn't have to spend extra money on them, the coupons were sufficient.
Camel ride was good, boating was fun, the game stalls were ok. Food was good, but having eaten at Rajdhani, this was far behind. But no complaints, it is value for money.

Weekends are very crowded. Be prepared for delays..there are 45 minute slots for dinner where you are allowed according to the time slot, but there can be a delay. if you are with kids, you can get a bit annoyed.

They are NOT prepared to handle rains. The whole parking lot was slushy with a complete chaos. Taxi drivers and other car drivers attempt to handle the situation, unsuccessfully though. Even the place inside was muddy and slushy and had to carefully watch your step. they need to do something to get this better. On a dry Sunny day, it should be ok.

Children will enjoy this different experience. So definitely recommended and I will visit again.

Visited August 2013
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“Its a new world!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Today we went to this place to celebrate my birthday.Its an amazing place loaded with lots of fun activities. Different from what we get to see in chennai. We went for camel ride, archery, dancing, horse cart ride, magic show, rope walk, puppet show and finally mehndi. Its a lovely place to spend your special evening. And the food was very tasty. But ppl who serve the food slightly compel you to atleast taste every variety. Overall we loved it. I would recommend this place for everyone to visit it. I found out about this place from trip advisor. Very Thanks to it for the same.

Visited July 2013
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“Best place to spend a week end with family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Chokhi Dhani is located near the back-gate of Rajalakshmi engineering college (after queens land, when you travel from Chennai side).

This is a best place to spend a week end (open from 4 pm to 11 pm, 365 days).

There is an entrance fee of Rs 550 (350 for children between 3-9 years).. But that is whay you pay , which includes fantastic Rajasthani food (dinner), welcome drink, snacks, chaat etc.

The attraction has boating, camel ride, horse cart ride, skill games, mehendi, puppet show, cycle ride, snake & ladder, head massage, astrology, live cultural programs and live ethnic dance.

You can also hire Rajasthani dress and take photos (additional cost).

Just visit and enjoy with family.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing Place, Authentic Food - Brilliant minus the staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was taken to this place as a surprise dinner by my friends in my birthday. I have been to other CDs as well. So Ill talk about the place- its a treat to the eyes and a brilliant affair to hangout with family and friends alike. From Boating to Animal rides to Games -all are interesting without any overdoing- Place is simply perfect

Food : It is just mouth watering BUT only if you have a liking for North Indian Food( Rajsthani in particularly); I had this south indian family which did not like the food and ended up eating CURD RICE only.

Service: It was all brilliant untill i enter the dining area. The snack counter earlier had very pleasing guys but the dining area was nightmarish for me. ( I love fine dining , this was new to me). I love the concept of sitting on ground (cushions) and served on this stool(chowki) .But what was nightmarish was the bunch of waiters/servers . They were probably procured from the villages of rajsthani who knew NO ENGLISH( thats okay), were badly trained and i would call them highly indecent and illiterate. They were hovering all over , spilled water here and there and just bizzare !!!!! It seemed like a village dinner ,which is NOT the case in other CDs where the waiters are very courtesly polite and also adhere to standards. Whatsoever be the reason( It was heavy rush on Sunday) , i felt small in fromt of my friends whom I had pumped a lot of expectations. SO they better train these villagers to bit extent else no one will go again ( so wont I).

Its a fantastic place if these menacing servers are trained , if you ask me should you go ! DEFINITELY YESS ! go with kids and family it will be a great experience

The Rates now = 550+taxes for Adults which is very much decent for everything you witness inside

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing Rajathani experience in Chennai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The other day had been to Chokidahni in Chennai .It was a replica of the one in Jaipur, which I have visited as well. But the experience of the one in Chennai was much much better.
Once you enter the premises your transported to an authentic Rajathani village, with huts and shops.
There were a lot of performers including magicians, street performers , musicians, singers,etc.
All the performance was fantastic.
There were also puppet shows, camel ride, skill games, etc.
We ended the visit with a traditional Rajathani food and was really good. More than everything the people in the village were really friendly and there was warmth in their hearts and faces , which is rare to find these days.
This place is a must visit for anyone visiting chennai.
The whole infrastructure was excellent and very well done.

Visited May 2013
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