About Dhole's Den

Dhole’s Den is the residence of Karthik and Ingrid Davey who are ardent dog lovers, sharing a passion for nature, wildlife and the outdoors. A registered homestay since 2009, under the Government of Karnataka’s ‘Athithi’ scheme, the place is dedicated to all that is dog, being home to a family of Chippiparai hounds. In fact, even the name ‘Dhole’s Den’ is derived from the Dhole, the Asiatic wild dog – Cuon Alpinus, an endangered species, also found in Bandipur. 

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From our blog..

 

In Memoriam – Prince Jabu

In Memoriam – Prince Jabu

How much did you purchase it for? Is what I heard as I stood there in Mysore on a morning of 2012. We were the exotic ‘Indian Breed’ among the 500 plus entries at the dog show in Mysore. I paused for a second as he was among the small group that had gathered looking...

Farm Fresh veggies

Farm Fresh veggies

Less than a kilometre away from Dhole’s Den is our organic farm from where we source most of the fruits and vegetables for our kitchen. We invite you to be a farmer for a day and experience the rustic way of life. From savouring the fresh greenery and aromatic soil to...

Modi 4.5

Friends of Dhole's Den Many of you must be wondering why a 'political' article here. The article is by me and was published in a bi-monthly magazine called India & You and was distributed at the recently concluded Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas at Varanasi. The reason to...

Black-winged kite

Black-winged kite

CAPTURED BY OUR NATURALIST GIRISH DESCRIPTION: Black-winged Kite is grey and white with black shoulders and red eyes.Upperparts are bluish-grey. Black wings coverts form a black shoulder patch. Central tail feathers are bluish-grey and outer tail feathers are...

Get your “Me Time” :)

Get your “Me Time” 🙂

Finally, here it is, a small episode of my experience on a work trip to Dhole's Den and Ekant. Although I work there and have been there before, I wanted to share this, because I felt I experienced it as a guest this time, only that I was accompanied by 12 more ladies...

The King turns 10

The King turns 10

October 23rd, 2018, Bandipur My dear Boy, Another year passed by, you are older by a year and I can hope to be wiser now, as older I am already You would have turned 70 today! I sit here in ‘Ekant’ meaning Solitude and see the setting sun through the shell windows...