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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a no frills, simple yet fully functional Eco resort. I was thrilled to know that cows they have are rescued cows. The staffs are not polished in skills buy they go extra mile to make you comfortable. We love it because it's Eco, friendly, doesn't feel like a hotel but instead more like a extended family. It's our second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dhole's Den was a total contrast to the other places we stayed in India, being very modern, minimalist, sleek and fresh. The views from the rooms were amazing (it's worth staying in the hotel for the height and views you get). The service was excellent, the food diverse and tasty, and the location extremely quiet apart from the fish and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at Dholes Den and had a great time. Bungalow was fantastic, nice and big with great views. Food was fresh and tasty and we bumped into the chef whom we had met before at Kaav few years back. Kids enjoyed playing with the pet dogs when they were let out. There was archery, small rain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Particular taste with owners art, their pet dogs and European atmosphere. Very friendly couple will be accompanied with you at dinner time. Dinner will be served by well mannered staff, and you can ask anything you need to them. Felt if I slipped to the colonial time...

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

Dear Sir, many thanks for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and felt transported to another time. We hope to welcome you soon. Best Wishes Karthik Davey More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Dhole's den is a superb place to stay in Bandipur. The host and staff go out of their way to serve their guests. The food is excellent. They have a bonfire in the evening which is much needed in the cold weather. We were upgraded from 2 rooms to 2 bungalows :) :) I have already started recommending the place... More 

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

Dear Sir, we are elated to note you enjoyed your stay. At Dhole's Den it is our foremost duty to make our guests happy. Being a homestay one isnt a guest but a personal guest. Hope to see you sopon again. Best Wishes Karthik Davey More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

My capsule review :) * Eco-friendly resort * Clean and spacious rooms. * Perfect for nature lovers as view from all rooms are amazing * very close to the Bandipur National Park * Serve wholesome good food Read my full review my visiting my website (check out my video), link is available in my profile. LifeThoughtsCamera ranks #8 in TopIndianBlogs

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Dear Sir, we did visit your full review. Requwest you to get in touch with us. Best Wishes and see you soon. Karthik Davey More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Coming from a resort in Musinagundi (staying with a very good hotel), this Hotel was ridiculously expensive for nothing. Our whole family booked out the place and the only thing we enjoyed were the open bathrooms. We understand that the place is meant for "nature's lovers" and most of us did like a few features. However, the view wasn't too... More 

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

Dear Sir, many thanks for your views which we take seriously. I did check with my staff regarding the non availabilty of the required amount of food. We cook as per requirement and appreciate when the guests tell us little in advance. As the lunch wasnt used fully the kitchen assumed the quantity required would be similar. I aplogize for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Its an amazing place for nature's lovers...beautiful and amidst of forest , staff and rooms are nice ...food is not extra ordinary but decent....we felt a little expensive but still a nice getaway from the busy schedules

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

Dear Madam, many thanks for your kind words. Yes the price you pay for a private place is a bit more than the usual as eco-friendly costs a tad more. I am glad you liked our food and location and hope to welcome you soon. Best Wishes Karthik Davey More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife decided this place for a weekend getaway which happened to fall on my birthday.As soon as I entered the den,we were greeted by Karthik, all smiling.The hounds were around and they looked magnificent.We had booked a bunglow,the view was wonderful,I really loved the concept of the rooms .The bathroom needs a special mention ,its open roof.I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Excellent eco friendly place. Food served is to die for. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city. A great place to relax. Me and my wife spent a week here and the place rejuvenated us thoroughly. The staff is very eager to make your stay comfortable. Kartik the owner went out of his way to make our stay... More 

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

Dear Prasad, many many thanks for your stay and enriching my list of friends... See you soon. Best wishes Karthik More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dhole's Den offers 5 living spaces (2 Habitats, 2 Garden Mansions and 1 Mountain Paradise (Junior Suite). Aptly termed Habitat these are spacious each with a large bedroom, a bath with a shower and access to the balcony that offers a commanding view of the Nilgiris and the landscape of Bandipur Large glass sliding doors offer a panoramic and unhindered view of the landscape and the Niligiri Mountains. The two separate Garden Mansions offer a spacious living and bed area and are about 1200 sq.ft in area. The living, bed and the bath are placed in such a way so as to offer privacy even without too many walls or doors. These mansions can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults.The bright and friendly bath area offers a shower open to the sky and even a view to the mountains both giving a special touch of freedom. The large balcony is separated from the bed room by sliding glass shutters allowing enough light and sight from the moment you wake up. Mountain Paradise is the newest addition to our homestay. This semi-detached mansion offers the most exclusive views that Dhole's Den has to offer. It overlooks our rain water pond and has a large balcony and a set of terraces that complement the setting to offer the guest spots to stay and pause while they walk to or away from this space. The bath is connected to an outdoor area that offers again a space to not just view the landscape but provides that feeling of adventure as one steps out and is at the border of our property and enjoy more than just a window to the forest. Dhole's Den is an eco-friendly safari lodge in the true sense of the word. We were the first to try and successfully employ eco-friendly methods in the Bandipur National Park. Most of our power is green. We treat our waste water using reed beds to reduce the effluents entering the ground water to the maximum and use a a bio-digester for the disposal of kitchenwaste and fresh produce from the garden is served whenever in season. We organise Safari to the Bandipur Tiger Reserve (camera fees have to be paid extra by the guests), nature walks, village safaris. We offer a jogging track, meditation area, indoor games and outgoor games as activities. Cooking demonstration and Yoga courses upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dhole's Den

Address: Bandipur National Park, India | Kaniyanapura Village, Mangala, Bandipur 571126, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bandipur
Price Range: $122 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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