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Dhole’s Den, Bandipur National Park (Karnataka)
Dhole’s Den is an eco-friendly Lodge and luxurious gateway to the Bandipur National Park
How to reach Dhole’s Den: 90 km from Mysore, 19 km from Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, 110 km from Nagerhole National Park and 79 km from Ooty; nearest airports are Bangalore (220 km) and Coimbatore (168 km).
The name Dhole’s Den is derived from the Dhole, the Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus). For many years it was hunted down as vermin but it is one of the most fascinating hunters in the Indian jungle with a complex and unique social hierarchy. The dholes live in packs and are organised perfectly under the leadership of an alpha male and alpha female. The population of the Dholes has been dessimated in the various national parks in India and a notable population remains only in national parks like Kanha, Periyar and Nagerhole and of course Bandipur. At Dhole’s Den it is our endeavour to emphasize the importance and the beauty of this animal which wrongly stands in the shadow of bigger and well-known animals like the tiger, leopard or elephant and win support for the conservation of the jungle in Bandipur with the dhole as its mascot.