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Address: Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
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+91 91661 67005
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Unique stop for Ranthambhore visitors who are looking for interacting with...

Unique stop for Ranthambhore visitors who are looking for interacting with local people who are doing craft work in the beautiful workshop facility. Dhonk is a social startup which aims at providing sustainable jobs to the ex-poachers families and village folks by giving them training in crafts and selling their produce at our fair trade store/ workshop situated at the fateh villa campus.

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A Women's Artist Cooperative, Wonderful.

We stopped into this Artist's Cooperative during a package tour of India. They have excellent clothing and handicrafts made by artists on site. They are partially funded by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into this Artist's Cooperative during a package tour of India. They have excellent clothing and handicrafts made by artists on site. They are partially funded by donations and the artists receive the profits. They provide jobs to many locals, and even provide interest free micro loans that have yielded many success stories. I loved a shirt that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group stopped by here on an excursion. It really was remarkable to see how these women have transformed their lives, and the quality of the goods is quite good, much better than what you could get at a local vendor. Definitely worth a visit if you like stitched goods.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My tour group visited this location and truly enjoyed it. Diviya gave an informative introduction and masala chai (woot!). Lovely products and fantastic energy. A must-see!

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Sun City Center, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Although rather pricey, the handicrafts produced here are lovely and high quality. Started by Tiger Watch, Dhonk employs families of ex-poachers, giving them an alternative to profiting from killing tigers. Compared to other Indians producing handmade goods, workers, mostly women, are paid a living wage, given life and medical insurance and the opportunity for micro-loans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Inspirational! Families of former tiger poachers sustaining themselves with well-made crafted goods. We visited with a group and were served a delicious lunch.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Worth a stop. They are empowering women to be independent. The prices may be slightly more expensive, but it is worth it to help these families.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

After staying 4 days near the tiger reserve and learning the history of the reserve and seeing the tigers.......we stopped at Dhonk. I am glad we stopped AFTER our experience with the reserve. We knew what the local tribes were up against and why they have hunted and killed tigers in the past. All this is changing, but a void... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Dhonk, a handicraft workshop, and store, which is very active and persistent with the moral background. A strong and transparent tagline- the creation of art for conservation. They are working with the tigers, as well as the local villagers. Giving sustainable employment to the local men and women. The goal is to bring the local population to work and earn... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Situated next to Oberoi hotel, their shop and factory grounds make a very pretty sight. But the prices are very steep, esp. when you compare with the original women crafts place Dastkar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this work shop in march and was delighted to see and experience the whole set up. The handicrafts were being made with absolute precision and efficiency. The block print was my favourite. The cost justified to the work put into it and to the cause too.

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