Dhole's Den Resort

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Dhole's Den is an eco-friendly Lodge on the edge of the Bandipur National Park and winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2013.  The name is derived from the Dhole, the Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus), one of the most fascinating hunters in the Indian jungle with a complex and unique social hierarchy who inhabit the park in packs.  With a biodiversity garden and use of local trees and plants throughout, the site has been designed to minimise its impact on the environment.   Space, light and air are at the forefront of the lodge’s design combined with the use of locally sourced products for the interior design.   Guest rooms have large glass sliding doors offering panoramic and unhindered views of the landscape and the Niligiri Mountains.  Ever changing vistas and hues ranging from misty mornings, village scenery with cowherds passing by to golden sunsets are a treat to watch. 

We believe passionately in being a genuinely eco-friendly lodge with a minimum carbon-footprint as our goal.  Most of the Lodge’s energy is generated by a wind turbine and solar cells.  Hot water is produced through Solar Geysers.  Kitchen waste is turned into biogas.  Energy use is minimised through LED lighting.  Water use is minimised and replenished with rainwater harvesting.  Waste water is treated in reeds for reuse on the Lodge’s organic vegetable garden. 
 

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Rooms

Accommodation for up to 15 people at any one time with 5 spacious living units: 2 Deluxe rooms on the first floor; 1 Suite (105 m space with a large private balcony); and 2 Bungalows (separate buildings with spacious living, bed area and balcony). All rooms have en-suite bathrooms; the Bungalows have baths with open to sky showers. High ceilings and glass louvers allow the winds to pass through to keep the rooms cool. Comfortable marble sit-outs reduce the amount of furniture in rooms. Spacious balconies are covered by terracotta tiles to enable guests to enjoy the panorama in the shade throughout the day.

Meals

Guest have a choice of Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Continental Cuisine. Home made bread, fruit cakes, desserts and Yoghurt are also on offer. Locally sourced food includes fresh organic vegetables and herbs grown in the Lodge’s Kitchen Garden.

Facilities

Library with a good range of wildlife books and provision to show wildlife conservation films; camping (tents can be supplied by the lodge or brought by guests; food and facilities in the Lodge available for use); jogging track; meditation area; organic garden.

Activities

Wildlife Safari inside Bandipur National Park; Nature walks, Bird Safari and Tribal Colony visit outside National Park limits. Introduction to Eco Practices followed in the Resort. 'Pluck Cook n Eat' - (cooking demonstration and courses).

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