Jaipur - Samba Walker was here:
Anokhi in Hindi means “unique, and Anokhi Cafe in the heart of Jaipur, is indeed a one-of-a-kind hideaway with a non-Indian menu made with fresh “mostly organic” produce that comes from the local Anokhi farm. The café is sleek and minimalist, with a ceiling made of cane and round wicker chairs draped in blue fabric set around tables under soft lighting. It’s a soothing space for organic coffee; mint, chamomile and lemongrass infusions; fresh pomegranate, pineapple and seasonal juices; salads made with organic lettuce; pizza with grilled veggies; hummus sandwiches and treats like banana bread, carrot cake, oatmeal cookies and lemon meringue tarts. Situated on the second floor of KK Square Mall in Jaipur, Anokhi is the place to escape city life and relax.
Chokhi Dhani means “fine hamlet” in Marwari - a Rajasthani dialect. Arriving at the facade of the resort (on Tonk Road Via Vatika, about 18 km from Jaipur city), guests are welcomed in royal style with dhol (a drum) and tilak (a mark on the forehead with turmeric & vermillion paste). Designed to replicate a typical Rajasthan village, the staff is dressed in ethnic attire: women in vibrant ghagra-cholis and men in white dhoti-kurtas and brightly coloured jackets. Guests can choose to stay in a royal cottage or haveli style suite, taste Rajasthani manuhar cuisine, ride a camel or bullock cart, witness live folkloric dances, and have a blacksmith forge little trinkets. Chokhi Dhani Jaipur takes visitors on an exotic journey into a Rajasthani village in a nutshell.