Kachhi Dhol

The kachhi dhol is a powerful double-headed barrel drum with impressive bass. It is played with sticks and has a loud, sharp sound with an impressive bass.

EU: 319 € (incl. bag & sticks)
incl. VAT, plus 16.10 € shipping within Germany / 31.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 268,07 € (incl. bag & sticks)
plus 31.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

Traditionally the kachhi dhol is hung around the neck with a rope and is played for festivities, dances and rituals, often open-air and in large ensembles. It is headed with plain goat skins, but the bass skin has an internal coating to add weight and power to the bass sound. The tension of the skins is adjusted with a rope fitting and rings. On request we can also order a version with synthetic skins and nut and bolt fitting. The kachhi dhol is a cheaper and lighter alternative to the heavy and expensive bhangra dhol, which is not part of our standard assortment any more.

Sound sample performed by tabla player Soumitrajit Chatterjee.


Hollow wooden body, plain goat skins on both sides, bass skin with internal masala coating, rope fitting, bag and sticks included.

Manufacturer / Supplier

PALOMA is the international brand name for instruments made by Haribhau Vishwanath from Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Haribhau Vishwanath was founded in 1925 as a small repair business and developed into one of the leading Indian harmonium manufacturers in the course of decades. In addition, Haribhau Vishwanath makes shrutiboxes, santoors, swarmandals and some drums. Haribhau Vishwanath is also an active musical instrument trader and supplies us with some rarely demanded instruments where a direct purchase from the manufacturer is not profitable. Thanks to his good infrastructure and long experience with instrument manufacturing, trading and international shipping, Haribhau currently supplies all common harmonium models and many other instruments constantly in a high quality regarding workmanship. In addition, he excels through attractive innovations, like e.g. the harmonium Compactina or a particular silk-mat finish. Haribhau Vishwanath is a partner of India Instruments since 2005. Today the company is run by Ashish Diwane.


Measure: diameter 31 cm, length 48 cm, weight: 4.7 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.