Dhole’s Den

Dhole’s Den

Bandipur National Park
, Karnataka
, India

Dhole’s Den is a contemporary safari-homestay that offers spectacular views of the jungles leading to the blue Nilgiri hills and beyond. Dhole’s Den gets its name from the Asiatic wild dogs that frequent the area, together with elephant herds and big cats from the bordering park.

Guests at the lodge can spend their time on guided jeep safaris, nature walks, village tours, camp fires, yoga sessions and birdwatching. Dhole’s den has five spacious living units with balconies with unhindered views of the hills. The lodge has been designed to maximise natural light and ventilation combining minimalistic style, natural comfort and eco-friendly design. They also have a dedicated meditation area and an observation machaan within the lodge property.

Our Rating: Mid-Range
Property Type: Wildlife/Nature Lodge


Five spacious living units with en suite bathrooms are avaialble. High ceilings and glass louvers allow a gentle breeze throughout the day. Attached balconies ensure panoramic views. Large eaves and trees planted near guest rooms provide natural shade and cooling. Local materials have been used where possible.The lodge has also installed ramps for guests with disabilities.


Guests can pick from a variety of Indian, South Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. Locally-sourced food includes fresh organic vegetables and herbs grown in the lodge’s kitchen garden.


Go on thrilling nature walks, birdwatching trips and safaris with the lodge’s in-house naturalist and learn about the flora and fauna of the Nilgiris. Guests can also opt to go camping or visit local village communities. A well-stocked library offers a range of books on conservation. Get your zen on with some meditation or simply observe wildlife from the machaan within the lodge grounds.

About your host

Run by Kartik Davey and his wife Ingrid, Dhole’s Den is the family’s holiday home

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)