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Address: Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
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+91 91661 67005
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Inspirational! Families of former tiger poachers sustaining themselves with well-made crafted goods. We visited with a group and were served a delicious lunch.

Reviewed January 13, 2017
New Jersey
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Sun City Center, Florida
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Reviewed January 19, 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.

Thank Manya O
New Jersey
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Reviewed January 13, 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.

Thank retriredteacher
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed January 12, 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.

Thank Allison G
Sequim, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 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 

1 Thank catchuslater
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Dhonk, a handicraft workshop, and store, which is very active and persistent with the moral background. A strong and transparent tagline- the creation of art for conservation. They are working with the tigers, as well as the local villagers. Giving sustainable employment to the local men and women. The goal is to bring the local population to work and earn... More 

1 Thank Chalat M
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

Situated next to Oberoi hotel, their shop and factory grounds make a very pretty sight. But the prices are very steep, esp. when you compare with the original women crafts place Dastkar.

Thank frend09
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited this work shop in march and was delighted to see and experience the whole set up. The handicrafts were being made with absolute precision and efficiency. The block print was my favourite. The cost justified to the work put into it and to the cause too.

1 Thank 57surabhis
Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

As part of our trip with Overseas Adventure Travel we had lunch here with the craftswomen and heard their stories. They have beautiful hand made items at a fair trade price. The money spent here goes directly to the families. They accept credit cards. I have received many compliments on the small fabric purse, napkins, and other items I purchased... More 

Thank PassportTherapy
Agra, India
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a private shop located on main Ranthambore Road. Has got some unique handicrafts but the prices are above average. You may visit but check the prices before you buy.

Thank 27Nam
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited Dhonk after seeing the reviews on here and asking our driver to stop off enroute. So glad we did! The people here are just wonderful, and the message they promote is too. We ended up coming away with possibly a few bits we didn't need but wanted to help in some small way. Saying that though, I did... More 

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