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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Vacation for Conservation

Vacation for Conservation

As a responsible, eco-sensitive accommodation provider that calls Bandipur its home, Dhole’s Den would like to do its bit to help the Karnataka Forest Department carry out its annual fire safety drill. Between 1st February and 30th April 2018, when you book a room...

Zulu my love, my world…

Zulu my love, my world…

To Zulu on her ninth birthday…. My daughter, I take the liberty to address you so as there are people who understand the underlying feeling in my calling you the daughter of the house and because there are people who vehemently oppose calling you so. My letter to you...

We love to care for you…

We love to care for you…

Dear Friends, We have at our den, guests big and small. Most of the guests whom I regularly meet mention to me that our staff is very friendly and they aren't the usual hotel personnel with a measured gait, a smile that even a 'donkey' can deliver but with warmth in ...

Garden Fresh and the Den in bloom

Garden Fresh and the Den in bloom

Dear Friends, Greetings from the Jungle! The late monsoon is forgotten as we are in the midst of a sea of marigolds and enjoying farm fresh veggies everyday that our farm gifts us in this season of plenty. The eyes feast on the varied hues of blue, saffron, green and...

From a young guest…

From a young guest…

A young spirited guest Iraaj Mohan who stayed with us last month had the following to write back about us. I am quoting him and putting some images of him walking with our hound Jabu.   Quote--- The stay of my family and I in Dhole’s Den was remarkable. I feel...

Adieu King Shaka

Adieu King Shaka

Friends of Dhole's Den, Since 8 years and more you have turned and many have even wondered before they were our guests at our homestay about the fact that our signboards said: The Land of Shaka & Zulu.. Those who stayed with us met him Shaka the King of Dhole's...

Lessons in Humility

Lessons in Humility

For two weeks now my world is a room in our townhouse in Mysore. After a fall caused by a fit of anger that rose unnecessarily from the shallowness of an instant in which an employee stood there for whatever reason, unwilling to perform with 100%, I had just wanted to...