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Dhonk

Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
+91 91661 67005
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Helping the tigers AND the people

This fair trade store offers more than handicrafts. Clothes, housewares, toys as well. Beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
globalclothingbycaro
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Columbus, Ohio
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Women's Coop, had a wonderful experience talking to the women while they worked and at lunch. It... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
LindaU276
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local women” (8 reviews)
“their lives” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
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+91 91661 67005
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"block printing"
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"beautiful fabrics"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This fair trade store offers more than handicrafts. Clothes, housewares, toys as well. Beautifully made and fashionable. But more importantly it is helping to draw awareness to the plight of the Bengal Tigers and the tribe of peoples whose livelihood was and is still impacted...More

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Divya333, Jumping Jack @ Dhonk at Dhonk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for a beautiful summary of our work... We hope to make ourselves better each day and reaching out to more villages.. Warm Regards, Dhonk team

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Women's Coop, had a wonderful experience talking to the women while they worked and at lunch. It was amazing to see these women providing fiee their families. The shopping was also fantastic, well worth a visit

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This woman's initiative, is a vocational training center that sells clothes, purses, toys and fabrics made by village women. We were told that Dhonk was started when many husbands were imprisoned for poaching in the park and women needed an avenue for income. The merchandise...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Not only are the embroidery and block printing worth the trip, the concern also supports the Ranthambore tiger preserve and local women.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A great handicraft store that goes way beyond being just s store. Dhonk trains and works with local village women so a large part of their profits goes directly to the villages around. It's a fun place to shop and see local women workes in...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The shop is located in a lovely wooded area. You can meet and watch the villagers who are employed there as they make their goods for sale. These craftsmen and women are in need of jobs, and this enterprise teaches them the skills to be...More

Thank noxsox
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a wonderful local enterprise that teaches local women villagers handicrafts to sell to tourists, so that their families can stop poaching game in the park for subsistence. A visit will allow you to hear the whole story from, if you are lucky, the...More

Thank RodMcLeod
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Visit Dhonk during my time at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Run by Ms. Divya Khandal, Dhonk (named after the most prevalent tree in the area) has a unique mission as it provides ex-poachers families and local villagers an alternative means to learn new skills and...More

Thank ColdCorona
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

My first encounter with Dhonk happened on account of a children's book set in tiger territory, that i was writing, for which i travelled to Ranthambhore. And I am so grateful this brought me in touch with Dhonk - a wonderful endeavour by Divya Khandal,...More

Thank nayanika2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Its great to visit a place where actual craft work can be seen in a wonderful open setting. Me and my friends did block printing and even made our very own bandana for the jungle safari! The men and women looked cheerful and we were...More

Thank Rahul S
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