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Bandipur National Park, India | Kaniyanapura Village, Mangala, Bandipur 571126, India
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff is very friendly and will take care of you in order to make your stay pleasant. The rooms are all decorated and the design is also very nice. Food and service is excellent. The staff are knows everything about the animals and birds and tell you about them. Thanks for a fantastic stay in paradise.

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Bamberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The stay was amazing, the people extremely friendly with lots of knowledge. Even the price is at high range, I dont think you get anything better. Just one thing that was a little bit disappointing for us: the safari was just one and just with the officel tour from the national park. the quality of the tour was not so... More

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I made a random trip to bandipur on a summer weekend. We picked dholes den based purely on the trip advisor reviews it had got. After a 5 hour long drive from bangalore we reached this place and were warmly welcomed by the staff. We fell in love with the place instantly. Very homely and chilled out.... More

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect resort for you who wants to experience the wildlife and still sleep comfortable. Wonderful and relaxing place to stay with great, fresh rooms and bungalows. You live in the middle of the wildlife where you can spot wild elephants just around the corner. You have access to Bandipurs Safaris and the hotel staff will show you different parts... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

~I am very happy that we decided to stay at the Dholes Den. To start off with, the location is just amazing! You will stay in the middle of the wildlife sanctuary and the view from your room is to die for. From our bungalow we could see the beautiful nature and also feel it. Also the bungalow itself is... More

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Bangalore, India
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot claim to be well traveled , but have done enough to recognise something out of the ordinary. Dhole's Den is extraordinary. Starting from the location, to the way it has been built --- the balconies give you the impression you are right in the forest .... the bay windows, the environment friendly set up, the rooms and the... More

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NYC
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

First of all, Bandipur is not your run of the mill destination. It is wonderful in its unspoiled aspects and proximity to wildlife and birds. Secondly Dholes Den is very unusual: modern, well designed and pleasing, top flight fittings in the bathrooms, excellent staff and SMALL which makes the experience personal and lovely. The meals were good, the hospitality more... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You must be thinking how can there be a 'HOME' in the Wild.....you need to be @ Dhole's Den. A perfect blend of comfort & luxury with the stark reality of Nature's ways is what I would describe my stay there. People are fantastic and make you feel really wanted. Locale is terrific...you must sit out in the verandah /... More

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Karthik D, Owner at Dhole's Den, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we are so happy that you felt so homely at Dhole's Den and call it Home in Wilderness. This actually is what we had dreamt of when we started this Safari homestay in the jungle. Let me also congratulate you that you are one of the few who has actually made use of the balcony in ist right... More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for one night only in one of the rooms that are separate from the main complex(unsure what they are called). I'm going to split my review into sections. Rooms: Well furnished, excellent views of the stunning Blue Mountains, the Nilgiris. Very airy even though there is no AC. The beds are a bit hard and difficult to sleep... More

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Karthik D, Owner at Dhole's Den, responded to this review

Dear Sir, many thanks for your detailed review and we are glad you like the Service at Dhole's Den and enjoyed the views and surroundings and the walk with Sukanta our Manager and Naturalist. We are sorry to note that you found a fungus like substance on the verandah. Well to clarify, we have just removed certain climbers from the... More

Bangalore, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I keep going back to this place because of the palce itself and Sukanta!! this time I chose not to go for Safari and spend time with Sakanta.... going for an early morning bird watching trip.... walking around in the farm. This place has something really different then most of the other places I have stayed. My Wife and Daughter... More

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Karthik D, Owner at Dhole's Den, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you very much for your review and the praise they contain. We are so glad that it is your third visit and you felt it s refreshing as always. To comment on your line of not going to a Safari. Well there is more to Bandipur than a Safari. We are happy that you enjoyed the... More

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Also Known As:
Dhole's Den Bandipur, Karnataka
Address: Bandipur National Park, India | Kaniyanapura Village, Mangala, Bandipur 571126, India
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Location: India > Karnataka > Bandipur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Bandipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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