Location: Kompally, Medchal Road, Hyderabad (11 km from Secunderabad)
Attractions: Ethnic Rajasthani culture, camel rides, puppet shows, Chowki styled restaurants
Best Time to Visit: You can visit this resort at any time of the year.
Dhola-ri-Dhani is a beautiful and ethnic Rajasthani themed resort situated in Kompally, Hyderabad. This resort, created like to resemble a typical Rajasthani village, offers the tourists a complete insight into Rajasthani culture right within the city of Hyderabad. Dhola-ri-Dhani is noted for its Rajasthani styled setting and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh. This is the one place where you can stay in Hyderabad and learn about Rajasthani culture and traditions without having to actually travel to Rajasthan. Truly a fantastic place to explore, the Dhola-ri-Dhani attracts people from all over India and the world. The best part of this resort is that over 2000 lanterns are lit, adding to the village-like ambience. One will surely be left with a memorable experience while exploring the rich culture and history of Rajasthan. Here, many activities and festivities are held, which makes this place extremely interesting and vibrant! So, if you are looking for a colorful vacation, then visit this beautiful village with your friends and family.
Dhola-ri- Dhani provides the tourists an opportunity to explore Rajasthan in the most convenient way, while in Hyderabad. One can opt for camel rides, watch Rajasthani folk dances and puppet shows while touring this gorgeous place. Delectable Rajasthani dishes are served at the restaurants here, which is perfect for anyone who would like to enjoy authentic food and like a bit of folk adventure. There is a ‘hookah’ zone where one can try out the many different flavors of hookahs, including pineapple and strawberry. You can also visit the ‘Ghumar Jhumar’, which is an open air amphitheater that can accommodate about 500 people. Here, folk dances and traditional Rajasthani folk songs are performed to entertain tourists.
At Dhola-ri-Dhani, one can find plenty of handicrafts shops selling Rajasthani art works and accessories.
How To Reach
One can opt for local transport facilities to reach Dhola-ri-Dhani. Many ‘APSRTC’ buses run to Kompally from all major areas in Hyderabad city. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw or taxi to reach the resort. The nearest ‘MMTS’ or ‘Multi-Modal Transport System’ Train Station is at Bollarum and from here, you can take a bus or auto-rickshaw to reach the resort in Kompally. Begumpet Airport is only 14 km from Kompally, whereas, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is about 33 km away. You can avail the local transport facilities or hire taxis from the airport to the resort.