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A unique shopping experience

We stopped here on a recent trip to India on our way to Jaipur from Ranthambore. Local villagers... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Jane788200
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Chicago, Illinois
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Inspiring

Visited with a tour group. The purpose of the organization and how well run it is very inspiring... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
CurlyGurl_9
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Seattle
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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...more
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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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a recent trip to India on our way to Jaipur from Ranthambore. Local villagers are learning crafts and sewing to create alternative and ecologically friendly sources of income. They offer a variety of textiles including clothing, pillows, and small crafts. Some...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with a tour group. The purpose of the organization and how well run it is very inspiring. I bought a simple cotton block printed shirt and a satiny tunic. The tunic did not come in my size, so one of the staff took my...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful three to two hours finding out about the mission of Dhonk to help the villagers displaced by the Rothambore Tiger Reserve to find meaningful work and support. They produce wonderful reasonably priced printed and embroidered cloth and clothes. There are also...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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 20 February 2018

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

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

Thank MissMem
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.

Thank Pamela J
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

Thank dickysingh
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
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

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