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. 

The views of the Den...

From our blog..

 

The Ban is over the Wait begins…

The ban on tourism in tiger reserves has been lifted. We welcome it and caution that we dont slip back into the same photoclicking mode and reduce the national animal and all the others to a pound of flesh that likes to be clicked.  It was disgusting and reduced many...

When the forest is left at peace..

When the forest is left at peace..

        A herd of Elephants cross in front the vehicle.-24th September 2012 A pack of sleepy Wildogs were found in the nearby Waterhole 'Outside the National Park'. 25th September 2012.  When the forest is left in peace and we humans arent disturbing it...

Conservation in A minor

Conservation in A minor

Who says Bandipur's not happening? Conservation in full swing. Our local school birdwatching group on one of their trips did not just bird watching and spotted a Changeable Hawk Eagle but on their way back as you see collected the plastic strewn around. This was on...

I dont want to fight the Tiger!

I dont want to fight the Tiger!

Friends of Dhole's Den, Greetings! Its been quite a silent season for us at Bandipur and we do realise that the safari is a big part in your stay. But the silence gives you time to ponder upon, revel and above all contemplate. As a young man (Well I think I am still...

What do Tigers think?

Eshan spent some days at Dhole's Den and was lucky to see two tigers on a safari. Here is what he had to say to me on my asking him what he felt and what the tiger felt... Listen carefully... Especially the second question...  

Our Second Assignment

Our Second Assignment

Past two weeks have been quite busy and uneasy following the death of 50+ cattle around Bandipur due to some unknown cause (yet), and 14+ Pond terrapins near the resort in a Waterhole probably due to Cold shock by Hailstorm on 12th April 2012. Our dear friend Mr....