Happy Birthday Shakaboy!

Happy Birthday Shakaboy!

  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...

Happy Birthday Zulu!

Happy Birthday Zulu!

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.

A King called Shaka

A King called Shaka

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 me on...

For the Love of a Dog…

For the Love of a Dog…

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...

Mysore Dog Show 2014

Mysore Dog Show 2014

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....

Leave only footprints behind…

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...

About us

Dhole’s Den is a boutique, eco-friendly and luxurious safari homestay located close to Bandipur national park. Dhole’s Den Bandipur is the residence of Karthik Davey and his family who are ardent dog lovers and share a passion for the outdoors.