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Dhonk

Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
+91 91661 67005
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Beautiful fabrics and craftwork

The shop is located in a lovely wooded area. You can meet and watch the villagers who are employed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
noxsox
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Definitely worth a visit

This is a wonderful local enterprise that teaches local women villagers handicrafts to sell to... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
RodMcLeod
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San Francisco, California
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local women” (7 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank RodMcLeod
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
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
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
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Dhonk is a wonderful handicrafts' boutique at Ranthambore which sells handiwork of local women as an alternative livelihood source. All their products are environment friendly and topical to the local flora and fauna. I loved the quaintly designed boutique and its varied products on show....More

Thank BB58
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Picked up dinner table napkins .good initiative to help the local women .great environment to work under . we should promote these artisans .

Thank Amidave
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a spectacular example of ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The back story of the woman founder of this local craft shop is so compelling. She left her hometown and came to this area on a trip and fell in love with a...More

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a cooperative started by one women who taught village women how to sew to make things to sell. These women now can help their families and help themselves. They make beautiful handicrafts and clothing and the profits from the venture aid women who...More

Thank pbuntarl
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Situated in a beautiful haveli kind of a house, there are things to cater to a large audience. They are beautifully arranged and are reasonably priced.

Thank Rakhi I
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