• DHOLE'S DEN | BANDIPUR

DHOLE’S DEN BANDIPUR – YOUR CALL OF THE WILD

Dhole's Den, Bandipur Dhole’s Den Bandipur is a boutique, eco-friendly and luxurious safari homestay located close to Bandipur national park.

Visitors looking for hotels, resorts, jungle lodges and accommodation in and around Bandipur are welcome to stay in the Eco safari Lodge and Safari ­Homestay on the edge of Bandipur National Park and see why DHOLE’S DEN BANDIPUR is different.

The name Dhole’s Den is derived from the Dhole, the Asiatic wild dog (Cuonalpinus). Dhole’s Den Bandipur is the residence of promoters who are ardent dog lovers and share a passion for the outdoors.

Dhole’s Den is dedicated to all that is dog and to start with the Asiatic Wild Dog, who they feel is one of the most fascinating hunters in the Indian jungle with a complex and unique social hierarchy. At Dhole's Den it is the promoter’s endeavor to emphasize the importance and the beauty of this animal which wrongly stands in the shadow of bigger animals like the tiger, leopard or elephant and win support for the conservation of the jungle in Bandipur with Dhole as its mascot.

The lodge is in the vicinity of small villages bordering the Bandipur National Park. Nevertheless the wild animals of the park are close enough to be even heard. Be it the sloth bear with its cubs at night or elephants and wild boar, the roar of the tiger or the growl of a leopard, none are ever too far away.

Welcome to Dhole’s Den Bandipur

Stay at Dhole's Den Bandipur

Dhole’s Den Bandipur offers 4 spacious living units (2 rooms, 2 bungalows & 1 suite).The guests’ rooms in the main house are on the first floor. The space for living and sleep intermingle with each other. Space, light, air and sight are the forefront of all the units. Large glass sliding doors offer a panoramic and unhindered view of the landscape and the Niligiri Mountains. Ever changing vistas and hues ranging from misty mornings, village scenery with cows passing by to golden sunsets are a treat to watch.

Deluxe rooms

Deluxe room at Dhole's Den, Bandipur The Deluxe Rooms are on the first floor and offer a majestic view of the Nilgiris and the landscape of Bandipur and Mudumalai in the distance in shades of green. The high ceilings and glass louvers allow the winds to pass through so that the rooms are never too hot even during the mid-day heat. Comfortable marble sit-outs invite you to take a book and read.

Bungalows

Bungalow at Dhole's Den, BandipurThe two separate built bungalows offer a spacious living, bed area and balcony. The living, bed and the bath are placed in such a way so as to offer privacy even without many walls or doors. The bright and friendly bath area offers even a shower open to the sky and even a view to the mountains both giving a special touch of freedom. The large balcony is separated from the bed room by sliding glass shutters allowing enough light and sight from the moment you wake up till you lay down for a night’s rest. The balcony can be utilized for your morning yoga practice, sun bathing, enjoy a sun downer or a private dinner.

Suite

In all Dhole’s Den Bandipur can take in 15 persons and therefore Privacy is guaranteed and it’s this that our guests get in ample measure. Being a homestay they are treated as guests of the house and aren’t just customers in a hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and Dhole’s Den Bandipur offers the luxury of space and privacy. No; Dhole’s Den Bandipur doesn’t have swimming pools and cable television. The promoters wish the guests get a chance to connect with nature and their inner self.

Why stay with us?

  • First Lodge in the district and in the Bandipur national park to utilse alternative energy by a wind-solar hybrid solution
  • First to have a bio-diversity garden
  • Exclusive atmosphere as only maximum of 14 persons can be accommodated (No crowded and noisy campfires!!!)
  • No air conditioners, televisions, telephones, tea and coffee makers nor refrigerators in the rooms.
  • First to employ waste water treatment using reed beds to reduce the effluents entering the ground water to the maximum
  • First to use reed beds for waste water treatment in Bandipur
  • Electricity is generated by a wind turbine and solar cells. The switches are clearly marked allowing you to use renewable energy to the maximum.
  • The kitchen waste is turned into bio gas in our bio gas digester and a compost pit turns all dead leaves to manure
  • Organic vegetables from their own garden

Activities at Dhole's Den Bandipur

Leisure activities: Jeep rides to the Bandipur National Park, nature walks, birs safaris, village safaris, jogging track, meditation area, cooking demonstration and courses. Personal yoga courses can be organised upon request.

Other attractions near Dholes’s Den, Bandipur: The palace city of Mysore is just 90 kms away and Ooty the queen of the Nilgiris at 50 kms distance. Other national parks like Mudumalai, Nagerhole and Waynad can be easily included in your travel programme.

Tariff [Valid: Up to 30th September 2014]

Room Type
Tariff on Single
Tariff on Double
Extra Adult
Extra Child
Deluxe Rooms
Rs. 9,000
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 2,000
Rs. 3,600
Bungalow
Rs. 11,000
Rs. 12,000
Rs. 2,000
Rs. 3,600
Suite
Rs. 12,000
Rs. 13,000
Rs. 2,000
Rs. 3,600

Conditions

  • Accommodation, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast & all taxes
  • Check-in : 01:00 PM Check–out : 11:00 AM
  • Child below 5 years complimentary
  • Rates inclusive of all taxes
  • Rates are per day only

Route map to The Dhole's Den Bandipur

From Bangalore:

Take the Ooty Road from Mysore , Cross the temple town of Nanjangud (25 km) and drive further to the town of Gundlupet (30 km). Enter the Bandipur National Park; look for the DCF (Deputy Conservator of Forest) office after the Forest Reception area. Take a left turn here.
Drive for about 6 km and reach Mangala village where you turn right.
Drive down the unmetalled road between 2 small hills till you see a Windmill on the left and the board Dhole’s Den

From Coimbatore:

Take the Mettupalayam road to Ooty
Come down either the picturesque Kalhatty Ghat (36 Hair pin bends!!!) or to Gudalur and then drive further to Mudumalai.
Cross Mudumalai and enter Bandipur National Park; look for the DCF (Deputy Conservator of Forest) office. Just before that office turn right.
Drive for about 6 km and reach Mangala village where you turn right
Drive down the unmetalled road between 2 small hills till you see a Windmill on the left and the board Dhole’s Den

From Calicut:

Take the road to Sultan Bathery
Cross Sultan Bathery, through the forest check post and state border of Karnataka and drive further to the town of Gundlupet. There turn right towards Ooty. Enter the Bandipur National Park; look for the DCF (Deputy Conservator of Forest) office after the Forest Reception area. Take a left turn here.
Drive for about 6 km and reach Mangala village where you turn right
Drive down the unmetalled road between 2 small hills till you see a Windmill on the left and the board Dhole’s Den