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Dhonk

Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
+91 91661 67005
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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 4 weeks ago
LindaU276
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Chicago, Illinois
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Superb Shopping With a Purpose

This woman's initiative, is a vocational training center that sells clothes, purses, toys and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
MissMem
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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 good8%
  • 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed 14 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
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