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..

 

Happy Birthday Simba!

Happy Birthday Simba!

My dear boy Simba, On this day you turn 10 and its natural that I look back at the time that has passed. Seems to me that it was just yesterday that I held you and your brother Jabu on my palm while your mother the love of my life, the queen of Dhole’s Den gave birth...

Clean Mangala

Clean Mangala

The staff of Dhole's Den joined in at the clebrations of 150th Birthday Celebratzions of Mahatma Gandhi and cleaned the streets of Village Mangala. We were glad to be part of the programme and provided gloves, masks and sweets to the school kids. The garbage was then...

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...

A towel as a ‘Declaration of Love’

A towel as a ‘Declaration of Love’

Friends of Dhole's Den, Some 6 months or so earlier I was gifted a ‘Gamcha’ from Assam. That was as a symbol of respect from my staff and their affection towards me. Upon asking about the details I was told by Parag who started off as my driver but now has grown up to...

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...

Painting The Camp

Painting The Camp

The Bandipur Tiger Reserve has more than 30 Anti-Poaching Camps and there is a new one in the Kundkere Range which offers much needed rest and accommodation for the foot soldiers in their fight against poaching and other illegal activities that must be checked and...