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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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Just Go Here and Do All Your Souvenir Shopping

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joanne A
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Upstate New York
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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 forest ranger who guards the magnificent Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Yes, she defied... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 may need extra help. This is a worthwhile stop!

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Thank pbuntarl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Rakhi I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 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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Thank John L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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Thank Rednima
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 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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Thank Manya O
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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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Thank retriredteacher
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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