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Bandipur National Park, India | Kaniyanapura Village, Mangala, Bandipur 571126, India
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised with the attitude of Mr. Rajesh. 1st I am told there is not reservation, then next day I get a call saying rooms are available. I tell him that since we were told no accommodation we were on the verge of cancelling the plan, but give me 2 hours and I will talk to my wife and... More

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Dear Sir, we take your review seriously and respond to it personally. We are sorry you weren't as mentioned in your review, able to stay at Dhole's Den. Due to a last minute cancellation Mr. Rajesh would have called you to see if you are interested. Sadly as it is with last minute bookings we hold them only if a... More

Mountain View, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dhole's Den is a worthy experience, especially for those who appreciate clean modern architecture and design. The meals are also very nicely prepared, sometimes by the owner himself. While Dhole's Den is a little bit away, through the park and down some rough roads, it's definitely worth the journey and the price. The staff is amazing. They are friendly, attentive... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area of Bandhipur (Mangala Village) is a great area. Off the 3-4 resorts, this is a 'real' homestay and comfy place. The staff and manager (Rajesh) are nice and friendly. Rajesh, has a big hobby in Photography, and an amazing knowledge of wildlife not sure which led to which :) He also has good relation with the forest department... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We made an overnight plan to visit bandipur. Chose this place based on the reviews. This place is quite a drive from the a in road approach road to this resort is bad. The place is very good the staff was very hospitable. Food was great served hot, rooms were clean and the view from the balcony was awesome( we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dhole’s Den is simply the best property in Bandipur. The rooms are on the first floor and are huge and fabulous and all of them have an excellent view of the Nilgiri range. The bungalows are nice too and offer more privacy, being a bit away from the main building. The food is simple but excellent and you can have... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

we were looking forward to meeting the Hounds of Bandipur and we were not disappointed.. either by the dogs or the place.... everyone was so friendly and helpful and even before we arrived our foolish questions were answered without a groan!! After a dusty bus journey from Mysore we were picked up from the bus drop off and driven to... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After roaming around the reserve and checking out all the hotels I zeroed in on Dhole's Den. Besides being an amazing property, Dhole's Den provides an excellent getaway from city life. The view of the hills from the room, friendliness of the staff, delicious food and spacious rooms made it a fantastic stay for me. I felt safe since I... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had read about Dhole's Den and saw all the rave reviews .Traveled last week of May from Mysore. When you reach the place its away from the main road, and was amazed at the silence . The rooms are quite good , airy and bright . I was suprised that there was no AC and there was a pedestal... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've had been meaning to stay here since a while and finally got an opportunity. We stayed here for 2 nights in May. This place is absolutely stunning. The location, the service, the food everything is top notch. No complaints at all. It was a a bummer that we just had 2 nights to spare here. Would have loved some... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

i stayed only for a day after having stayed in wind flower resort 2 days before. The place is very beautifully located and is big and airy it give you a feeling of being close to nature The staff are very courteous and particularly Sri Mallappa showed us around the farm particularly the kitchen garden and the water body behind.I... More

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Address: Bandipur National Park, India | Kaniyanapura Village, Mangala, Bandipur 571126, India
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Dhole’s Den offers 5 spacious living units (2 rooms, 1 Suite and 2 bungalows). 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 cowherds passing by to golden sunsets are a treat to watch.We have been the FIRST project to try and successfully employ eco-friendly methods in the Bandipur National ParkFirst Lodge in the district and in the Bandipur national park to utilse alternative energy by a wind-solar hybrid solutionFirst to have a bio-diversity gardenFirst to employ waste water treatment using reed beds to reduce the effluents entering the ground water to the maximumFirst to use a bio-digester for the disposal of kitchenwasteFirst to have all LED lights on the propertyLeisure activities: Safari to the Bandipur National Park (camera fees have to be paid extra by the guests), nature walks, village safaris, jogging track, meditation area, cooking demonstration and courses. Personal yoga course upon request. ... more   less 
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