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Fantastic crafts for a fantastic cause

My partner and I headed in to Dhonk on the way back from Shilpgram. I had read about it being a way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dehradun, India
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Very worthwhile place to visit

I had read about the Dhonk enterprise run by local ladies and was not disappointed. An amazing... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Lake District, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
+91 91661 67005
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I headed in to Dhonk on the way back from Shilpgram. I had read about it being a way for local women to get in to work and to gain a some independence and was interested in seeing it. When we arrived...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Divya333, Jumping jack at Dhonk! at Dhonk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement towards our community conservation efforts! We hope to give the local communities skill training in native crafts thus help the crafts stay alive and the guests an unique experience with our Dhonk project..benefits of which go back...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

I had read about the Dhonk enterprise run by local ladies and was not disappointed. An amazing place to visit and buy some of the textiles like table cloths etc. Such a variety of styles and colours. Fascinating to see the block printing... and to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Divya333, Jumping Jack at Dhonk at Dhonk, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you so much for the encouragement and support towards our community conservation efforts! We strive to become the bridge for connecting local communities with the tiger by creating sustainable and respevtable job avenues through Dhonk platform!

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a recent trip to India on our way to Jaipur from Ranthambore. Local villagers are learning crafts and sewing to create alternative and ecologically friendly sources of income. They offer a variety of textiles including clothing, pillows, and small crafts. Some...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with a tour group. The purpose of the organization and how well run it is very inspiring. I bought a simple cotton block printed shirt and a satiny tunic. The tunic did not come in my size, so one of the staff took my...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful three to two hours finding out about the mission of Dhonk to help the villagers displaced by the Rothambore Tiger Reserve to find meaningful work and support. They produce wonderful reasonably priced printed and embroidered cloth and clothes. There are also...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This fair trade store offers more than handicrafts. Clothes, housewares, toys as well. Beautifully made and fashionable. But more importantly it is helping to draw awareness to the plight of the Bengal Tigers and the tribe of peoples whose livelihood was and is still impacted...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Divya333, Jumping Jack @ Dhonk at Dhonk, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for a beautiful summary of our work... We hope to make ourselves better each day and reaching out to more villages.. Warm Regards, Dhonk team

Reviewed 19 December 2017 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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1 November 2018|
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Response from Divya333 | Property representative |
Hello ma'am, Greetings! We do tailoring and our own hand block printing of exclusive wildlife prints. We do not sell loose fabrics. Do let us know if we can serve you. Thank you. Best wishes, Divya Divz333@gmail