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 bathroom, their sheer neatness and roomy feel!!!
However all of this mean nothing in itself. Dhole's den has the right people running it. I chose the place simply on the strength of the reviews in Tripadvisor and now I am adding my own.
The new manager Rajesh does a splendid job. Everyone (Mahendar and the others ) is trying to make sure you have a great time. What they lack in urban communication skills is more than made up in their eagerness to ensure that you and your family is having a good time.
Initially i considered it expensive, but now i would say they are pretty large hearted for what they offer at that price. To sit in the balcony and listen to the night...unbelievable!!
I have never stayed at place where the staff line up to bid you goodbye...it happened!! Unfortunately we did not see too many wild animals, but met with some good people.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dhole's Den Bandipur, Karnataka