An Excerpt from: A King called Shaka… The next day started early. The car to take me and my business partner Gokul to Bandipur arrived early and we drove away towards our new home. Enroute on the highway it was quite uneventful except for the looks that Shaka gave […]
Dear Friends, we had an inspiring visitor to Dhole’s Den Bandipur. The lady 76 years old was travelling with three nurses. She had booked a 10 -11 day Kerala Karnataka Tour with our travel company in Germany. This was her third tour with us and we were all excited as […]
To Zulu on her Sixth Birthday!
It was a slightly nippy early April night, when we going to bed and your sleeping basket placed right next to us. You were new into our family. Shaka was in his basket getting ready to sleep too.
We tucked you in after you refused a couple of times to choose the basket. We turned off the lights, that instant both of you jumped into our bed, and we were lazy enough not to get up and turn the light on. It has been so since then. You have shared our bed naturally as if there was no other place that would be right.
We have a Machaan. Made out of Bamboo that is about 30 years old is the best example of recycling. A small team of two from the tribal hamlet worked meticulously on this so that the least number of nails are pierced into the tree.
To Shaka on his 6th Birthday… It was October 2009 and I was back from my last trip to India where in the jungles of Bandipur a new safari lodge of a different kind was taking shape. Get yourself a hound my consultant and organic farmer Raju had mentioned to […]
To Jabu and Simba on their 4th birthday… Photos by Rohit Varma Friends, I find the word dog being used as a very derogatory term and our so called exalted civilisation that we are so proud about, still uses this term to denote something that is not worthy enough of protection, […]
Friends of Dhole’s Den, The Canine Club of Mysore conducted its first Open Show at Dasara Exhibition Grounds on 31st August. This time we had decided to tell the story how it all began at Dhole’s Den with the hounds. Thus Shaka was being shown under the Hound Group. It […]
Dear Friends, running a boutique homestay and living there in the jungle where tigers roam, tourists flock to see the fauna that Bandipur has to show and our guests enjoy the myriad hues of the Nilgiris lets your mind go an a brainstorming spree more often. You live in a […]
To Friends of Dhole’s Den Handpainted coasters made out of board and canvas will go on sale at INR 1500 per set of 6. The coasters are handpainted by Ingrid Davey have motive of an animal on one side and ist footprint at the back. They are even lacquered to take […]
The Arwade Family from Kolhapur graced our jungle home some 2 weeks ago. They having driven from so far found a place to relax and participated on the various excursions around Dhole’s Den. Having an easel with some paper on it sometimes does wonders and also leaves us with an […]