Dhonk

Dhonk, Sawai Madhopur: Address, Phone Number, Dhonk Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Pradeep P
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Feb 2022 • Family
It looked nice when we passed the cafe on way to Safari. But very bad experience when we went there. Be ready for long wait for the order to be served. Pathetic service, overpriced food. Can't believe that 'Cafe' outlet was not able to serve tea. You have to request for spoon, salt n pepper, even water. ' All Glitter is not Gold'.
Written 7 February 2022
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KARAN
New Delhi, India51 contributions
Jun 2021
Very quaint place but they need to serve really hot coffee. Super potential. Very well located next to the Oberoi Hotel and would love to visit whenever next in Rathambore.
Written 14 December 2021
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ridhikh
New Delhi, India111 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice ambience for a cafe. Coffee was decent and they had local handicrafts made by village people to sell to support local community. Cafe had a reading room too
Written 2 September 2021
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Ashish K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India106 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
The Dhonk cafe has absolutely terrible food, extremely slow service and is overpriced. The only thing good about this place is ambience.
Written 24 January 2021
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UmangBagla
Noida, India9 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
The place looked pretty nice from outside and situated near Oberoi it seemed from outside to offer good food. However the moment you enter and try placing the order you will start hearing NO from the non cooperative and sttuburn staff. They are really overpriced and nothing as easy as a coffee coming out from a CCD machine which would take seconds come before 30 mins and that too after asking them atleast twice. The shop also situated here is overpriced. I would say it's non indian friendly. Better avoid
Written 2 January 2021
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Aditya Jain
Jaipur, India90 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Good products however they were over prized. Its situated behind the dhonk Cafe. Small unit to support local art and talent
Written 20 December 2020
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James P
Ojai, CA16 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited the facility there where the local villagers have created wonderful crafts, and offer their wares for sale. We learned so much about the importance of this endeavor, and left with one of the best souvenirs from our trip. It's an incredibly beautiful embroidered piece of fabric that will hang in our home. We met the woman who did the handiwork and got a picture with her. We got some fun pajama bottoms with a hand blocked tiger print on it. Our visit was really was delightful.
Written 11 March 2020
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Lee M
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Perfect place to sit and chill. Good coffee at a reasonable price and great service. Would recommend a visit and a read of one of the books on Ranthambore National Park.
Written 8 March 2020
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Heidi C
Rockville, MD14 contributions
Feb 2020
Very friendly coop of women who are learning the trades of local crafts. Their learning local artisanal craft forms provides the women an income generating trade to support themselves and their communities. Provides fair trade clothes, table linens, toys, and other hand crafts to eco tourists at fair prices.
Written 24 February 2020
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Rosie
Exeter, UK205 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I loved Dhonk!
Set up several years ago to help local families transition from poaching tigers to providing for their families via an ethical trade, this place is fantastic.
Although not cheap (like a lot of shops in India), the pricing is reasonable. I think 60% of the sale price goes to the product maker (yay!)
I purchased a cute snowman to go on my Xmas tree, a hair scrunchie with a tiger print and my husband picked out a cool cushion cover with a tiger design.
I think the three items cost the equivalent of around £25 GBP. A lot cheaper than home!
The Dhonk centre is clean and welcoming. The staff are friendly. There are a million products to choose from- clothing, cosmetic bags, home furnishings, table cloths, dolls...
You can also see how traditional block printing is done. Very interesting.
Please go if you are in Ranthambore!
Written 16 November 2019
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Dear madam, Thank you for your support towards our community conservation efforts at Dhonk! Warmly, Divya
Written 17 November 2019
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