The dhoop is an incense stick which for some purists is the excellence of the use of incense. Due to its shape of a small cylinder it can make you think of classic incense sticks except that it does not have a bamboo rod on which the incense is placed, it is a bit like the cone, namely that of the pure agglomerated incense with the disadvantage of less ignition.
To summarize, the dhoop is easier to light than a cone since it can be held without risk of burns on ignition, it gives off a constant smoke throughout combustion and leaves very little ash since there is no with no bamboo rod to hold it.
Due to its finesse and purity, dhoop is more like a Japanese incense. More difficult to manufacture than a stick of incense, it is a little more expensive than the latter, but it is the companion of the most orderly meditations and rites. Ultimately it is a choice of use and a mode of meditation or relaxation.