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..

 

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...

Impressions at Dhole’s Den

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...

Naming the Trees

Naming the Trees

What does one do in Summer Holidays?  Some learn to swim, some take on photography as a hobby and some others go on a Holiday... The children of the Mangala Government School spent some wonderful and we are sure enriching moments and learnt much more than thaey...

Dhole’s Den @ 5

Dhole’s Den @ 5

Greetings from Dhole’s Den Bandipur! We are glad to share that Dhole’s Den turns five this year. It was sometime in April-May 2009 that the last but key portions of our operations were put in place and we went live. It’s been a wonderful journey for us finding our...

Bliss in Uhuru

Guest Comments by Ms. Sreeja S. This is what keeps us going. A testimonial by one of our guests. A bit late after the stay but right in time for 2014 and aim higher... Thanks Sreeja Quote After a whole year of mind-numbing busy city life and absolutely no breaks in...

Happy New Year! & Happy Birthday Zulu…

Happy New Year! & Happy Birthday Zulu…

Lilies at Dhole's Den, Photo by Karthik Davey, Lilies Courtesy Sukanta Das 🙂 On 23rd December our beloved Zulu turned 5. It was a special moment for all of us and one reason is that it was exactly 5 years before we had over first overnight stay at Dhole's Den in the...

Our Reservoir is full

Our Reservoir is full

Friends of Dhole's Den, thanks to the comparatively better monsoon and the benevolent rain gods our fresh water reservoir at Dhole's Den has filled and actually overflowed. All the water coming from the nearby hillocks have been channelled carefuly through the 3...