The choki Dhani ethnic village & resorts is a mix of traditional folk entertainment, Rajasthani food and ethnic village life environment. The variety of Culture, Food,Dance, Music, traditional activities of Indian village, it is used as a recreation for metropolitan cities people & other culture’s people.

Some of the observation related to recreational activities in choki dhani ethnic village resorts.20 1. The assortment of traditional Indian village look used in the ethnic village resorts ambience

by virtue of it attracts the visitors to come. The recreational activities spaces like platforms, huts, machan, dining hall interior looks interesting to the visitors & also it gives a sense of individuality & belongingness to the visitors.

2. The recreational areas are well segregated as the Activity type, Dance, Music. The performing activities runs parallel so most of the visitors can enjoy without waiting.

3. The zones divided as per recreational activities & its environment demands like temple, jyotish, relaxing areas, bhool bhulaiya, ride area, jhoola, dance area, music, shooting, Pottery.

4. The lightning of activity area is insufficient as per activity. Some of the activities not seen properly.

5. Relaxing areas are very less & not proper placed .the senior citizens can’t enjoy the recreational activities properly without relaxing areas, Proper lighting & Pathways to connect one to another activity.

6. Some of the dance activities music sound mixed with the near activities, which distract &

unpleasant for visitors.

20 www.chokhidhanisonipat.com

CHAPTER -6

CASE STUDY- PRATAPGARH FARMS & RESORTS, JHAJJAR, HARYANA

6.1 INTRODUCTION-

Pratapgarh farm is quite little settlement a small charming holiday village - a unique location set in the backdrop of lush green fields and whispering winds. Its serene pond, jumping sprinklers, lively cattle barns full of goats, sheep, cows, buffaloes, horses, ethnic huts provide a real rural backdrop to outing. A traditional welcome awaits followed by fresh Lassy and Shikanji. A luxurious breakfast of Paranthas with makhan and Dahi at ethnic dining hall sets the mood for the day. Pratapgarh farms Jhajjar, is the best getaway for city people who would want to leave behind all their city luxuries, to experience the true essence of our country.21

6.2 LOCATION-

Pratapgarh farms & resorts in Jhajjar District which is the immediate neighbouring district of Delhi in its North and West. The District headquarter is connected by different highways from Delhi and Gurgaon. Pratapgarh farms is located barely 4 kms from centre of the Jhajjar Town.22

FIGURE 29-PRATAPGARH FARMS &RESORTS, JHAJJAR,HARYANA, SOURCE-GOOGLE MAP

Village Talao, Pataudi Road, District -Jhajjar, Jhajjar 124103, India

21 http://justpicnics.in/pratapgarh/

22 www.pratapgarhfarms.com,

us understand the origin of our country better and make us feel closer to our roots.

2. The mirror image of an Indian village, Pratapgarh farms Jhajjar is a botanical garden, wherein guests are involved to perform activities of a villager like gardening, farming and peripheral dairy activities.

3. The experience is a good learning activity for children, who have only read about these things in books.

4. From pottery to arrangement to play local rural games: gulee-danda, pethoo, lattoo, tug of war etc. makes everyone forget their tough lives in the city. The children and the men in the family can enjoy these games, the ladies can indulge in some rural spa rituals like head massage, mud baths, rural facials.

5. One can enjoy delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab, making one realize that Indian food is absolutely way above Italian, French, Mexican or fast food cuisine.23

6.4 THE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT PRATAPGARH FARMS & RESORTS-

Experience a superb holiday with the family, friends, Group. Pratapgarh Farms & resorts is a place of fun and food, music dance, live entertainment, natural beauty care, games, sports, adventure activities for full day. There is something in it for everyone –Male, Female and Children.

Fun, entertainment and adventure are close at hand – Burma Bridge, Mud bath, tube well bath .Horse ride, camel ride, cart rides, tractor ride, archery, shooting, gulel shooting, dart shooting – Rural Games – Pithoo, Gilli Danda, Kanche goli, Lattoo, Kite flying, Tug of war, Khusti, Kabbadi, - sports - Cricket, Soccer, Volleyball, table tennis, Croquet, Carom and Badminton – organized games - Tambola, Musical Chairs. – Domestic rural activates. Panihari Chaal (balancing water pails), Mud lep and frescoes, matka painting, rural kitchen cooking, pounding grain, grinding atta, making ghee and butter milk.24

6.5 MUSIC, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES-

Music and Cultural Activities – DJ Music, Been and Dholki Dance.

5.7

FIGURE 35-SITE LAYOUT-PRATAPGARH FARMS & RESORTS. REF-GOOGLE MAP

Figure 38- Dholki Dance

Figure 37- Been Dance

Figure 36- DJ Dance Open area

activities

Ethnic village activities

ex- Camel ride, Camel cart ride, Bullock cart ride, Tractor ride.

i. Ethnic Games - Gilli Danda, Pithoo, Lattoo, Kanche goli, Archery, Gulel (sling shot), Dart shooting, Air gun shooting, Kushti, Kabbadi, Kite flying, Tug of war.25

25 http://justpicnics.in/pratapgarh, www.pratapgarhfarms.com, www.mycity4kids.com, www.tripadvisor.in

Figure 41- Camel Ride

Figure 39- Camel Cart Ride Source -www.mycity4kids.com

Figure 40- Tractor Ride, Source

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FIGURE 43-SHOOTING Figure 42 Kushti, Source -www.mycity4kids.com

Figure 45- Mud Bath Figure 44- Tube Well, Source

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ii. Sports - Cricket, Soccer, Volleyball and Badminton, Croquet, Trampoline jumping iii. Indoor Games- Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess, Ludo and Snakes and ladders.

iv. Relaxation activities- Mehndi (henna application), mud and gulabari packs, head massage, mud bath and tube well bath.

v. Organized Games- Sack race, spoon race, lemon race, musical chairs, Tambola (for tambola, we provide equipment and space and your group can play by yourself).

vi. Rural Domestic activities- Rural Kitchen – participate with rural women and menfolk in their colourful attires – cooking on hearth, pounding grain, grinding grains, making ghee and butter millk, Panihari Chaal (balancing water pails).

vii. Rural Creative Activities- Pottery, mud lep (applying mud paste to houses) and painting frescoes on mud walls, matka painting.

viii. Agriculture and Dairy Activities- Tending goats, cows, buffaloes and goats, ploughing, sowing, reaping, winnowing.

ix. Visit to Farm – Dairy farm, Poultry farm, Biogas plant, Vermi-composting plant, Herb Garden, Nakshatra Vatika, Navgriha Vatika, Triphla Kunj, Panchvati,26

26 www.pratapgarhfarms.com, www.mycity4kids.com, www.tripadvisor.in Figure 48-

Volleyball

Figure 46 Cricket, Source -www.mycity4kids.com

Figure 47- Trampoline jumping, Source -www.mycity4kids.com

Figure 49- Pottery, Source -www.mycity4kids.com

x.

Activities/Function Male Female Children

Citizens S.No.

1 Food yes yes yes yes

2 green lawns yes yes yes yes

3 Horse rides yes yes

4 Camel Ride yes yes yes

5 cart rides yes yes

6 Tractor Ride yes yes

7 Jhoola yes yes

8 games zone-Shooting yes yes yes

9 Balling yes yes yes

10 Photography yes yes yes yes

11 music yes yes yes yes

12 Dance yes yes yes yes

13 Pottery yes yes yes

14 Tube Well Bath yes yes yes

15 Traditional Cooking yes yes yes yes

16

Childrens Play

-slide,Up& down yes yes

17 DJ Dance yes yes yes yes

18 Cultural Dance yes yes yes yes

19 Sitting Area yes yes yes yes

20 Bird naming yes yes yes yes

21 Badminton yes yes yes

22 Cricket yes yes yes

23 Kushti yes yes

24 Mud Bath yes yes

25 Burma Bridge yes yes yes yes

26 gulel shooting yes yes yes

27 dart shooting yes yes yes

28 Gilli Danda yes yes yes

29 Kanche goli yes yes yes

30 Lattoo yes yes yes

31 Kite flying yes yes

32 Kabbadi yes yes

33 Volleyball yes yes yes

34 table tennis yes yes yes

35 Carom yes yes yes yes

36 matka painting yes yes

37 rural kitchen cooking yes yes yes yes

38 making ghee yes yes

39 Dholki Dance yes yes yes

40 Trampoline jumping yes yes

41 Tending goats yes yes

42 Sack race yes yes

43 spoon race yes yes

44 lemon race yes yes

45 musical chairs yes yes yes

46 Mehndi yes yes

47 head massage yes yes yes

48 Ludo yes yes yes yes

FIGURE 50- THE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WHICH ENJOY THE VISITORS.

80%

20%

ETHNIC VILLAGE RESORTS

LIKE NOT LIKE

FIGURE 51--PERCENTAGE OF LIKE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN ETHNIC VILLAGE RESORTS.

FIGURE 52-THE PERCENTAGE OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES USERS AS PER GENDER & AGE.

Activities/Function Family Visitors

Friends College Couples S.No. Low Income Business Class Villege Cities

1 Food Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

2 green lawns Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

3 Horse rides Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

4 Camel Ride Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

5 cart rides Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

6 Tractor Ride Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

7 Jhoola Yes Yes Yes Yes

8 games zone-Shooting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

9 Balling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

10 Photography Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

11 music Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

12 Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

13 Pottery Yes Yes Yes

14 Tube Well Bath Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

15 Traditional Cooking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

16

Childrens Play

-slide,Up& down Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

17 DJ Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

18 Cultural Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

19 Sitting Area Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

20 Bird naming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

21 Badminton Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

22 Cricket Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

23 Kushti Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

24 Mud Bath Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

25 Burma Bridge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

26 gulel shooting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

27 dart shooting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

28 Gilli Danda Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

29 Kanche goli Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

30 Lattoo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

31 Kite flying Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

32 Kabbadi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

33 Volleyball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

34 table tennis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

35 Carom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

36 matka painting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

37 rural kitchen cooking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

38 making ghee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

39 Dholki Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

40 Trampoline jumping Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

41 Tending goats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

42 Sack race Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

43 spoon race Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

44 lemon race Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

45 musical chairs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

46 Mehndi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

47 head massage Yes Yes

48 Ludo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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FIGURE 53--CRITERIA TO ENJOY THE RECREATIONAL PLACE &ACTIVITIESWITHFAMILY, GROUPS, AND VISITORS.

FIGURE 54-PERCENTAGE OF TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES,DANCE,MUSIC,RIDES,SPOTS, RACE,

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES & FOOD LIKE BY USERS.

90%

80%

86%

74%

76%

78%

80%

82%

84%

86%

88%

90%

92%

FRIENDS GROUP/SCHOOL COUPLES

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

FRIENDS GROUP/SCHOOL COUPLES

FIGURE 55-THE PERCENTAGE OF VISITORS - ACTIVITIES WITH FRIENDS,GROUPS, AND COUPLE.

FIGURE 56-THE PERCENTAGE OF LIKE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AS PER PLACE OF VISITORS.

FIGURE 57-THE PERCENTAGE OF LIKE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AS PER INCOME.

6.6 INFERENCES-

The Pratapgarh farms& resorts is a mix of traditional folk entertainment, recreational sports

activities, traditional Indian village activities, food and ethnic village life environment. The variety of Indian Culture, sports.Food, Dance, Music, traditional activities & games of Indian village, it is used as a recreation for metropolitan cities people, children’s to learn and enjoy the traditional indian village activities & its culture & other culture’s people. Some of the observation related to recreational activities in Pratapgarh ethnic village resorts.27

1. The variety of traditional Indian village look used in the ethnic village resorts ambience by which it attracts the visitors. The recreational spaces like dining hall interior in haveli style, the traditional Indian village activities like Indian kitchen, camel ride, camel cart ride, looks interesting to the visitors & also it gives a sense of individuality & belongingness to the visitors.

2. The recreational activities in the pratapgarh farms & resorts are much related to children’s, Play, perform or task based, so the groups of visitors like school children’s enjoy the activities.

3. The Indian traditional village activities & sports, is majorly used in the pratapgarh farms &

resorts. Most of the visitor’s like to come for the Indian village activities & games.

4. The zones not divided as per recreational activities & its environment demands like Dj Dance & relaxing area in the same place so it create a unappealing effect.

5. Relaxing areas are very less & not proper placed .the senior citizens can’t enjoy the recreational activities properly without relaxing areas, Proper Pathways to connect one to another activity. As per recreational activity time 4-5 hour everybody needs to take rest &

relaxing as a part of recreation.

6. Some of the dance activities music sound mixed with the near activities, which distract &

unpleasant for visitors.

7. The recreational areas are not well segregated as the Activity type, Dance, Music. The performing activities runs parallel so most of the visitors can enjoy without waiting.

8. The variety of food is limited. Many visitors needs choice in dishes so they can enjoy the food.

9. At a time of school children’s tours it looks over crowded & also unmanaged. By which the family visitors affected to enjoy the activities.28

27www.pratapgarhfarms.com

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Comparative Study

COMPARISON BETWEEN CASE STUDIES

s.no Choki Dhani Ethnic village resorts Pratapgarh Farms& resorts

1 Introduction-The choki Dhani ethnic village &

resorts is a mix of traditional folk

entertainment, Rajasthani food and ethnic village life environment. The variety of Culture, Food,Dance, Music, traditional activities of Indian village

Introduction-The Pratapgarh farms& resorts is a mix of traditional folk entertainment, recreational sports activities, traditional Indian village activities & Games , food and ethnic village life environment.

2 Location- Pratapgarh Farms &

Resorts,Village Talao, Pataudi Road, District -Jhajjar, Haryana, India

Location-Chokhi Dhani Sonipat - A place of village culture, 64th Milestone, NH-1

Ganaur, Sonipat, Haryana - 131 101, INDIA

3 Culture- Ethnic village ,Rajasthani Culture &

Rajasthani food style

Culture- Ethnic village ,Haryana Culture & haryana traditional food style

4 The variety of traditional Indian village look used in the choki dhani ethnic village resorts ambience

The variety of traditional Indian village look used in the pratapgarh farms & resorts ambience

5 Recreational activity types- Traditional Indian Village activities- Pottery,Tractor ride,Well,Ethnic Clothing,Kitchen,Shooting-Gun,Ball. Ride-Camel,Horse.,Bhool bhulaiya,Jhoola,Machan,temple

,Jyotish,Dance-folk,Pot,Fire,Been. Relexing areas,kathputali dance, train, Photography &

tattoos.

Recreational activity types- Sports -indoor & outdoor activities & Traditional Indian Village activities-

Pottery,Tractor ride,Ethnic Clothing,Kitchen,Shooting-Gun,Ball, Gilol, Ride-Camel,Horse,cart,Jhoola,,Dance-folk,Been,DJ,Dholki. Relexing areas,Tube well Bath,Mud bath, latoo,kite,wall& pot painting,rece,head massage, mehdi, gilli Danda.etc

6 Major Recreational activities used in choki Dani- Traditional rajasthani & Indian village culture activities.

Major Recreational activities used in Pratapgarh Farm& Resorts- Traditional Indian village culture activities.& Sports Activities.

7 Food- Rajasthani Style of food with various dishes. Dinner only.

Food- Haryana Traditional Style of food with Limited veriety of dishes. breakfast & lunch

8 Type of visitor's to come for recreation in majority- the visitor's with

family,Groups,Friends & Couples.

Type of visitor's to come for recreation in majority- School Childrens, College Groups, family,Friends &

Couples.

9 Time Period- Evening 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm Time Period- Morning9.30 am to 5.00 pm

10 Probleums- Lightning of recreational activitiy spaces is insufficient, Pathways & circulation Sapaces,green spaces, relexing areas not provided as per need.family People enjoy &

much comfoortable with the traditional village activities like dance, music, pottery,

photography, ethnic,clothing, rides, etc. all the activites runs parallel so the chances of over croeded is reduse & Also waiting time for activities.

Probleums- Recreational activities some time over crowded when the school childrens used,looks unpleasant , relexing areas not provided as per need.

Verity of Food is limited,Wating time too much for activities.Family People feels uncomfortable with the outdoor activities by the over crowded & Contineously high volume of DJ Sounds.

FIGURE 58-COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CASE STUDIES.

7.1 Inferences-

The choki dhani ethnic village resorts & Pratapgarh farms& resorts both is a mix of traditional folk entertainment, traditional Indian village activities& games, food and ethnic village life environment.

Some of the observation related to recreational activities in Pratapgarh resorts & choki dhani ethnic village resorts comparative study.

1. The traditional Indian village look used in the ethnic village style of resorts to create an ethnic environment. The culture of Indian village & its traditional activities & games which attracts the visitors.

2. The recreational activities in the pratapgarh farms & resorts are much related to children’s, Play, perform or task based, but in the choki dhani The traditional rajasthani culture

activities which attract the all age group people & enjoy the activities like folk dance, music, kathputli dance, ethnic clothing, bhool bhulaiya, machan, etc. aal these activities can be used in ethnic village resorts as a recreational activities.

3. The Indian traditional village activities & games, is majorly used in the Pratapgarh farms &

resorts. Most of the visitor’s like to come for the Indian village activities & games. Games activity much like to children’s but also attract the young’s to connect with the past.

4. The zones divided as per recreational activities & its environment demands & relaxing area, circulation area, green spaces in the segregated place so it appealing to the visitors.

5. The variety of food also be a part of recreation so the variety of food & dining halls is also a part of visitor’s by which we can increase the recreation of ethmi

Conclusion and Recommendations-

The ethnic village resorts have a unique concept of fun, food and entertainment. The major attraction elements are ethnic culture & Indian tradition, it gives a sense of individuality &

belongingness to the visitors.

The use of traditional Indian village activities & its games need to be collaborated into the ethnic village resorts theme. It can create people interest into the ethnic village resort as a recreational activity region.

The food is the fundamental need to gather the people in a resorts.so there are need to some fast food, drinks. The variety of food need to be increase so visitors can have a multiple choice of food not a single traditional style of food.

The relaxing areas should suitable & provide as per need, not to place near sound activity. The relaxing or sitting areas provided as per activity needs & also in the centre for an overall view of activity zone.

The pathways need to be incorporated with the recreational activity zones because it also play a

The pathways need to be incorporated with the recreational activity zones because it also play a

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